Ed, the site's amazing. You've all made the (what seems to me, reading through and albeit a new one) usual pithy comments.
FYI, the potato and mayo is by far the most ordered one at parties and they are surprised when I say I don't like it. After all I am a foreigner and foreigner equals potato, right?
The squid ink one - well, squid ink rules here. The pasta we know but it flavours potato chips and french bread here and a myriad of other things.
Squid I'll take any way I can get it and it's not bad on pizza. Here's one for you (if it's not on the website - in fact the original leaflet is by the phone as I write). It's spiced cod's roe.
Tonight I went to a bulgogi (korean barbeque beef) place. The menu was a hoot. I wrote some of it down. Watch this space!
Re the uninspiring comments on Iron Chef. Trust me, it's not just lost in translation. There are loads of travelogues/cooking/tasting shows. The T.V. "talento" masticates the morsel and announcea after much fanfare "Delicious" with various degrees of disbelief and joy. Speaking of pithy. NOT!