Posts Tagged ‘German’

Expensive Eisbein

February 12, 2009

Spotted this menu outside a German restaurant near Shimbashi the other week. I forget the name of the place, but that doesn’t really matter because with these prices I’m unlikely to bother going there anyway.

Deutsche Spezialitäten

¥4500 for an Eisbein? That’s about €38. You can get one for €10,20 in Berlin.

I think I’m just going to have to accept that it’s damned expensive here, and stop moaning about it…

And I might as well tag this for the February Japan Blog Matsuri about foreign food.

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Japanese beer, German style

January 19, 2009

My supply of beer from Munich is running dangerously low (only 1 crate left) so I was pleased to read about this German style beer that is available in a Japanese supermarket.

Eku Pils

One day way back in November last year I bought a can of it on the way home from work, stuck it in the fridge, and then forgot about it until a couple of weeks ago.

For a Pils (which is not usually my choice of beer because I’m not keen on the bitter taste) it wasn’t that bad, and maybe I’ll pop into the shop again one day and see if they’re still selling it (almost 3 months later). If not, there are plenty of other domestic beers to choose from.

This past weekend I found a stout beer from Kirin, which is much like a Bavarian Dunkelbier, and I can see myself stocking up on that when my last crate runs out.

Now if only they’d do a Weissbier…

Translation of the Wedding Certificate

March 21, 2007

Before we can register our marriage in Germany, and therefore take advantage of the better tax rates, we need to get an official translation of our Kosekitouhon (family register) that was issued by the town hall in Japan.

Normally in Japan you don’t get a “wedding certificate”; instead they issue a new Kosekitouhon, removing the bride from the existing one for her family. We also got a separate certificate that we need to submit to the British consulate, but it’s the Kosekitouhon that we have to get translated for the German authorities.

The Japanese Consulate-General in Munich will do the translation within a week, for a fee of 9 Euros.

Testing my German

May 25, 2004

RTL, the german TV station, has created a show to test Germany’s knowledge of the German language: Der große Deutsch-Test.

I just took their online test and managed to score 13 out of 20.

Not bad, considering I had to guess the answers to more than half of the questions…