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on January 14, 2016 on 1/14/16

Food Adventures

First I was super happy to get a 100% score on my vocabulary quiz in my main Japanese class that we did on Monday and today I feel I did a pretty good job on my Peace studies quiz too. Normally the Peace Studies quizes are pretty tough. Also I felt like I understood and followed along for the entire class today in my main Japanese class which felt pretty good!

So so I found a really neat yakitori stand recently in my wandering a and getting lost. I’ve become a master at finding these little hole in the wall food places. These types of places have the best food though even though the menu is completely in kanji and has no pictures making it challenging to order. This yakitori place also had takoyaki (fried balls of batter with octopus filling and sauce on top), and okonomiyaki (kind of a seafood pizza type thing using the same batter as the takoyaki. Yakitori is basically flame grilled meat on a stick.

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The other day I had curry again at the most amazing Indian restaurant I’ve ever been too. It was so good! This was the second time I’d been there and I got a mango lassi, curry, and cheese naan bread.

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Another little hole in the wall place that I now frequent regularly is this ramen shop. This was negi ramen (green onion) and this shops’ ramen is truly the best!

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And last night I went wandering with some friends to find a place to eat dinner. We found this little restaurant in an alley and the waitress was so nice and so cute dresses in a maid outfit. (Classy version nothing sleepy or anything). I had Katsudon which is breaded pork cutlet over rice with onions and eggs. It was so good! And I stole my friends salad since she didn’t want it >.<

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After dinner we proceeded to wander around and I was trying to find Chinatown but in the end we got a little lost and couldn’t find it. We ended up in this weird “entertainment” area full of bars and snack venues and restaurants and clubs. If you don’t know what a snack venue is let’s just say they are a type of hostess club. You could say we accidentally wandered into the red light district. The only clue was the “snack” signs everywhere, but to a foreigner that wasmt familiar it really just looked like an area full of bars and clubs. I did walk by this one restaurant though that had an aquarium that you could see from the outside full of those fugu puffer fish that are poisonous and any chef that prepares them needs to be highly skilled. I thought that was cool being able to see them!

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Then after giving up on finding Chinatown we stopped at a place and had the best hot chocolate ever! Although I forgot to take a picture.