How do you say “orange” in Japanese?

Why, it’s Mikan, of course!

How do I know this?

Am I fluent in Japanese?


I read David Cohen’s review of the restaurant of that name at the corner of Pearl and Eureka streets (at the end of the eastbound Orange Street offramp of I-10…how appropriate).

He seemed to like it well enough, except for the loud, tipsy folks who came down from the upstairs bar to dine.

I have yet to dine at Mikan, but in general, I find most of the Inland Empire Japanese restaurants a little samey.

Other than the decor, it seems that little distinguishes them. Most of them have a dining room, a teppan room and a sushi bar.

There are exceptions, of course, but in general, I find them a little monotonous.

Perhaps Mikan will be different. I’ll have to give them a try.

Read David’s review here.

Also, Elaine Lehman tootles down the 10 (Did I just type tootles? It must be late.) to have lunch at Surfer Joe’s in San Bernardino.

Again, right off an eastbound I-10 offramp, this time at Waterman Avenue South.

Surfer Joe’s I have been to, but not for a long while. They did have pretty tasty sandwiches at reasonable prices, from what I remember.

You can read the latest Lunch With ‘Lainey here.

One thought on “How do you say “orange” in Japanese?

  1. Actually Mikan is used for mandarin oranges.the regular oranges that we make the regular juice out of are hassaku.
    i didn’t know this till recently.but if you look it up you’ll see.

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