Yum, That Was Tasty


After finishing a good meal at someone’s home it is polite to say: Gochisou sama deshita! (ごちそうさまでした) Basically this is like saying, “Thank you for the nice meal.”; however, there are other uses:

  • at a restaurant it is polite to thank the staff who made the meal
  • at a large restaurant, where we can’t see the kitchen staff, we thank the owner, manager, or register clerk who is within earshot
  • when someone treats at a restaurant, we thank them instead of (in addition to?) the staff
  • after an acquaintance shares a particularly good story

The latest one intrigued me. I have heard it in response to stories about love, romance, and relationship. It seems that many people crave a good love story and give it the same position as finishing a good meal. I will try to provide people around me with satisfaction by creating as much love as possible.


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5 Responses to “Yum, That Was Tasty”

  1. kevenker Says:

    A good story is like a meal for the brain!

  2. びっくり Says:

    Or the heart and soul. Thanks for commenting.

  3. Dena Says:

    One of my favorites you tell is about your cat getting into the hottub, creating the whirlpool effect with its manic swiming ability, jettising out of the tub behind the shed and then appearing several minutes later like nothing had ever happened. This story brings me to a point of tearful laughter everytime you tell it.

    I guess this isn’t really a story about love though is it….snicker, snicker, giggle…

  4. びっくり Says:

    I love my kitty, so, yes, it is a story about love. 🙂

  5. verbivore Says:

    How fascinating, I had no idea you could use that phrase after hearing a good story. I will remember that one!

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