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23 12, 12:45am
It worked with things such as sukiyaki (since there had been no beef raised in Japan at the time - as opposed to today, where very little is, but what there is is some of the best), anpan (bread in general was brought in by the Portuguese as well), ramen (which was derived from Chinese pulled noodles, though just when is debated), and curried rice (which was brought in by British merchants right around the time that they and the US forced them to open the ports up at gunpoint). Quite a lot of Japanese food is like that, really.
But then, as GeminiJim said, the same is true of the US. Anyone up for frankfurters or pizza?