I’m on a rampage to “discover” the differences in taste/style/portions of American food companies in Japan.
So, today, I went by Starbucks. I faintly remember from two years ago that the experience in a Japanese Starbucks is different from an American one. There’s still the ambience of relaxing, but it’s quite different–for one, the prevalence of free wireless is not so common in Japanese Starbucks. Actually, the Japanese rely more on Internet access via their cell phones rather than through laptops.
I ordered myself a green tea frappucino–yes, green tea has become one of my favorite flavors of Japan, by the way. The small size was incredibly small–could probably pass as the kid’s size in the US! That makes me sad.
The frappuccino was creamy, had the taste of authentic green tea. I felt satisfied after drinking this.
I guess when I get back to the US, I will order the green tea frappucino there and compare afterwards.