Posts Tagged ‘Dinner’

The process at work

Before our final group dinner, I had never heard of Shabu Shabu. It is simply the boiling of meat, vegetables, and noodles at a temperature so high, it cookes completely immediately. The meat was very good with the tartar sauce, which I had never tasted before. It was decent with the soy sauce as well, but was better with the tartar sauce. I preferred the beef to the pork because the pork still had fat on it, but both were still very good. Of course, the rice was good as well.

Cultural story of the night: I asked the waiter for water in Japanese and his response was “Water” in a tone that made me feel like he responded “Hey, I KNOW HOW TO SPEAK ENGLISH!” It was hilarious. Not my fault he didn’t make it clear he spoke English. The restaurant itself was the perfect setting, especially at night.

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Parfaits

My final meal in Japan was Pizza from a pasta place in the Aoyama-Itchome subway station. I know, I know, pizza in Japan, especially as my last meal, isn’t very adventurous. When we got there, there it was full, and we sort of had a little trouble communicating with the hostess. But we were able to let her know we were willing to wait for a table to open up and she seated us pretty quickly afterward. ANYWAY, I wish I had known about this place before. There was so much on the menu I wanted to try. But I settled for pizza and a beer. The pizza itself was really good. My favorite part of it had to be the sauce, which I felt was very rich. Had I known it was a thin crust (as Vida put it: “paper thin”), I would have gotten a larger size. Regardless, it was good. Dessert was just as good. The restaurant had three flavors of parfaits: Chocolate Banana, Strawberry, and Caramel. So Vida, Bryce, and I all chose different flavors. Everything was well worth it and I’m glad I was able to enjoy my last meal in Japan. Couldn’t have picked a better place.