One Potato Two




2007 Fall Japan Trip Day 3

Woke up at 3:30am again.
Since I had no plans today, I worked on With the Light, then went back to sleep.

I thought it would be cooler by 2pm, so I left to go get my ticket for Tokyo Game Show from Company B.

It wasn't.

I arrived at Company B drenched in sweat.

I was hungry by the time I got back to Ikebukuro, so I bought Jumbo Gyoza from a small place called Kairaku.
I ate here for the first time earlier this year, and it was really good.
The ramen is decent too.
Today I bought gyoza to go, so I could eat in the hotel while working.

Here is a picture.
Please compare it with the pen to see how big it is.
You can see that I took one bite.

If you have a chance to go to Ikebukuro, please try it.
It's right in front of the Ikebukuro East exit.

For dinner I met with my childhood friend.
We went to an Okinawan restaurant.

I almost never eat Okinawa food, so I couldn't understand the menu at all.
But it was good.


We got this for free by bringing a coupon.

This was a disappointment.
It had okra in it, but it wasn't that good.
I think okra tastes best as part of the yakitori menu.

Goya chanpuru.
I guess chanpuru means "something mixed" in Okinawan.
Like bibimbap means "mixed rice" in Korean.
Goya is really bitter. It's the most bitter of the vegetables.

Agu pork.
Very fatty, so it tastes best to wrap it in the lettuce leaf.
The yuzu kosho that came with it (the green lump in the picture) was very delish.

We closed our meal with Okinawa Soba.
I like the texture of the noodles.

For dessert we had chinpin with black sugar ice cream.
The ice cream was good.

Next time, I will research Okinawan food before I go.
Isn't there an episode on it in Oishinbo?
I should look...


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