This forum's been too quiet lately. It's time to liven it up. Please tell about memorable meals you've had on the mission fields of the world. You might be a missionary, you might have been on a missions trip, you might have heard an interesting story. Let us share the fun. We arrived in Japan at Haneda Airport on a China Airlines flight 30 years ago on May 6. How excited we were! But we had so much to learn. I kept looking around for people in kimono, but they all wore clothes just like us! Japan was and is a very modern country. They only wear kimono for special occasions: weddings, certain holidays, "Coming of Age Day" for the young people who reach 20, etc. Three missionary couples met us at the airport, and after all the greetings we piled into a van to go to our new home. It was breakfast time in Japan, but we were hungry for some kind of lunch, having crossed the international dateline. So the missionaries all started looking for a good restaurant. Traveling through Tokyo our eyes were glued to the windows. So much to see and so much to learn! Finally Dick hollered out, "Hey, why let's stop there!" The van pulled into the parking lot and we had our first experience of culture shock. Yes, it was a Denny's we stopped at in Tokyo for our first ever meal in Japan! This country was a lot more modern than we knew!