Tanner! OK chicken teriyaki MUST exist in Japan. It just must. I'm reading Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood right now and right here on page 260 he mentions chicken teriyaki as an "old fashioned cold lunch." The book was originally written in Japanese, so ipso facto there is chicken teriyaki in Japan. I don't think you looked hard enough, my friend. That's the only explanation I can come up with!
Hmmm… if there is in fact chicken teriyaki in Japan the only possible explanation is as follows…
Vicki called up her people in Japan and they decided to pull some sort of sick elaborate Truman Show-esque type hoax on me. I’m pretty sure that every time I approached a restaurant a secret trap door would spin around and hide all of the chicken teriyaki. I’m probably on some reality show right now called “Stupid Americans Looking for Chicken Teriyaki”.
Anyway, thanks for the info Bel. I’ll definitely be confronting Vicki about my conspiracy theory tonight. I know she called her people!!!
If for some crazy reason you’d like to read more tales of my Chicken Teriyaki drama during my recent trip to Japan feel free to click here.