New cooking gadget turns your kitchen into a Japanese izakaya pub all by itself【Photos】

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel

Why just be a home chef when you can be a home bartender too?

Most kitchen gadgets with “maker” or “cooker” in the name are pretty easy to guess the purpose of. A rice cooker, obviously, cooks rice, and a bread maker makes bread. But what does the Senbero Maker do?

To get to the answer, we need to make a short side trip into Japanese linguistics. First, sen is the Japanese word for “1,000,” and bero is a shortened version of bero bero/”drunk.” Basically, senbero is an inexpensive drinking session that costs about 1,000 yen [US$9.70], usually

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