I got to ask him why he named his restaurant Funky Tiger-he says it's because he was born in the year of the tiger and 'funky' because his life is always funky.
The town of Furano has a rather unlikely local dish. It doesn’t use special ingredients found only in the wilds of Central Hokkaido. In fact, it doesn’t use many ingredients that are considered typically Japanese. It uses eggs and a sauce that will always have well-guarded secret ingredients. The local dish of Furano is called omucurry, short for omelette curry (Japanese language often uses portmanteaus especially for English words), and you can find it in dozens of restaurants.
With a tagline like, fresh roasted coffee and worldwide finds, you might be fooled into thinking that it is a waste of time to stop by this store on a trip to Japan. With pockets of products from all regions in Japan, it is one of my favourite shops to browse, and dare I say, dig through. Kaldi Coffee Farm is here for you!
You'd be surprised about the amount of dishes that sound like they were created in other countries, but were actually invented in Japan. There are many Japanese meals which contain mostly European ingredients and these are some of them.