The most famous food in Sasebo is the American-style hamburger, known as the Sasebo Burger. And here they insist that mostly everything is homemade. Some shops bake their own buns, and the burger is grilled after the order is taken. It is usually priced around 300 yen to 500 yen (about $5.00, give or take a few depending on what kind of burger you order). Hamburger was introduced to Sasebo in the 1950’s by the American Navy handing down its recipe. It is now famous throughout Japan as Sasebo Burger. These burgers typically include a fried egg and bacon or ham and come with potatoes (french fries). The burgers in Sasebo have been reworked and modified by generations of Japanese cooks, and it is said that they actually succeeded in making them all the more tasty, but certainly not less greasy. They are quite messy, but delicious! There are about 20 places now which are officially certified by the city as serving original Sasebo Burgers.
Our roots will forever be from here, America, born and raised. Yet, life requires us to move more frequently than we care to count. Whether living stateside or abroad, you can always find us traveling somewhere. We scout out places that you only think you can dream of one day seeing and we seek out those that aren’t found in guidebooks. We then bring them to life here in our travel memos, so hopefully, one day you too can visit them or at least be able to live vicariously through us. This blog isn’t just about crossing off places from a bucket list. It’s about absorbing and learning how other cultures grow and fit into the same world that we do. Life is short and the world is big. Enjoy and get out there!