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Rice omelets (オムライス or omuraisu) are one of Japan's favorite dishes. But you know what makes them better? Zombies, that's what.

This is omurice.

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If you've seen anime, you've probably seen omurice pop up somewhere. Often, people write messages in ketchup.

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Sometimes the messages are romantic or cute. Sometimes, they're funny. This says, "I hate mommy."

Then, there is ketchup art.

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Last Friday on Halloween, Japanese Twitter users uploaded photos of their "zombie rice omelets," which is typical omurice, but with a twist: little sausages for zombie fingers.

But, while you might see more zombie rice omelets during Halloween, some people make them whenever they're in the mood for zombies.

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If you are interested in trying out your own omurice, here is a good recipe.

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