The Japanese comedian, Yuriko Katani makes fun of the British use of ‘ish’, a concept which is unknown in Japan. She said that she suggested to her mother that they should meet for lunch at somewhere between five past one and half past, and that her mother reacted at first with scorn, and then with hatred. Could it be, she wondered, that we are called Brit’ish’ because of our fondness for the concept?
Well, the ‘ish’ idea has been introduced to Fukuoka with a restaurant called Ivorish. It really sums up everything that is wonderful about the city. Ivorish, which is in the centre of Tenjin, the classiest part of the city, where the rents are extortionate, specialises in French Toast, of all things. Their sign, written in English in the window exclaims: Welcome to Ivorish. We cherish the word which is expressed through our heart and love. We hope you enjoy our premium French Toast. What makes it so special is combination of our original bread for French Toast and fresh and well selected ingredients. Creamy whipped cream and ice cream from Aso Oguni match perfectly with our French Toast. Why don’t you try them and you won’t regret it!!
As the queue outside shows, it’s massively popular. So very Japanese-ish.