The surprisingly complex tale of Mr. Sato’s desire to eat a bunch of pudding.
Costco Japan is a melting pot of American and Japanese food and shopping cultures. You’ll find the chain’s U.S. staples like rotisserie chickens and blueberry muffins just a few steps from an entire row of sake and freezers full of frozen takoyaki octopus dumplings.
So when our Japanese-language reporter Mr. Sato heard that Costco Japan sells a jumbo-sized purin, the Japanese custard pudding that’s near and dear to his heart, he wanted it in his stomach. His desire grew even stronger when he also