Not in Japan.
I love bacon and I guess I was taking it for granted before moving to Japan because I just assumed that bacon in any country would essentially be the same. I didn’t expect maple flavored bacon but I did expect the bacon to cook the same. Sadly, it doesn’t. I thought it was my bacon frying skills that were getting rusty and that the temperature was too high. I even tried buying different brands and cuts of bacon only to have them all turn out like this (or worse).
It tastes fine but I would rather have my bacon evenly cooked. Unless I’m missing out on something, the only truly satisfying bacon experience I’ve had in Japan is from the ¥800 package of bacon you get from Costco. First of all, that’s damn expensive and since I don’t live anywhere near a Costco it’s a whole day excursion to go and get the bacon. The Meat Guy has bacon too and I’m sure its good but the price speaks for itself.
Maybe I’ll indulge next time and buy some bacon from an international supermarket.