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A Day of Gluttony



I knew I didn't wanna stay at home all day.

But I ddin't know what to do with my time in Tokyo.

So, I decided to just head out and see what happens.


Off to Ikebukuro.

Here, I had this for lunch.
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Motsunabe at Oyama in Parco.
(If you don't know what it is, wiki can help you.)

This was probably my first time eating motsunabe,
but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Ohh, the rich broth, the piping hot veggies and the sublime motsu...
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It's miso-y and garlicky, just what I like016.gif

Amazingly, this satisfying meal for one costs only 1200 yen.
What a bargain!!
Here in Switzerland, that money won't even get you a value meal.

This meal really hit a home run.
The right kind of meat, the right kind of flavor profile,
and of course, the right kind of budget.

After this....
What did I do?

Oh, yes, I went to a super sento.
Just because I didn't really have plans until the evening.
And just because I didn't wanna walk too much...

Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately??)
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After feeling positively refreshed and relatively relaxed,
I made my way to Shibuya.

Again, another black-out.
I think I had a few hours to kill.

It was finally 7 pm, I met up with a friend.
We met through the intensive summer course at Unige last year.

It's always fun to see someone you know in a different country.
That unreal feeling of misplacement is ticklishly pleasurable.

In the rain, we walked to a chic izakaya.
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Amuse.
Spinach something and cherry tomatoes.

Broiled squid salad.
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Seafood in Japan is so much more fresh than....(you know where.)

Clams and fresh bamboo shoots in a broth.
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Gentle and soothing.

As-much-as-you-can-fit-on-the-plate fresh organic veggies.
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I was ambitiously greedy, but of course, we cleaned it out.

Shiitake in oil.
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Simple but rich.

To end the meal, kamameshi with sea bream.
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The delicate flavor of this dish epitomizes Japanese cuisine ,
in my humble opinion.
The word I'm looking for is "Umami",
as they now say in English, too.

In sum, I did practically nothing but eat.
Accomplished nothing but filling my stomach with good food.

I suppose it's not a bad way to spend a day, though006.gif


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by Yas-Unprescribed | 2012-05-04 08:25 | 食/Food

気まま我儘に生きるYasの人生を、正直率直に、そして飾らなく語るブログです。 This is a blog where Yas talks about his life in a foreign land seen through his bizarre and frivolous, yet sincere eyes
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