Japanese IKEA puts edamame on their Swedish meatballs. I’ll leave it at that.
Repotted a bunch of plants today and found a beetle larvae in some of the dirt. We brought it down to the park and made sure it got comfortable in the dirt. Some friends came up from south Tokyo to say hi. We all went to スシロー(sushi row) and ate tons of sushi.
- ギリギリ (giri giri) : at the last moment, just barely, in the knick of time
- 当たる (ataru) : to be hit, to strike
- インチキ (inchiki) : cheating, fake, bogus
- 植木鉢 (uekibachi) : flower pot, plant pot
- 槌 (tsuchi) : hammer
- ベストフレンド (besutofurendo) : best friend
I have never gotten through airport customs faster than today at Narita airport. Must have landed at a lucky time.
Checked into The Gate Hotel and then walked around Asakusa.
We got ramen at つけ麺屋 利平 (Tsukemen Shop Rihei). It was a really solid bowl of shoyu ramen. It had thick ramen noodles and the shoyu broth was slightly creamy.
Went back to the hotel and hung out on the 14th floor terrace and had a couple drinks. The Terrace closed so we hung out in the room.
- Apple slices
- Cheese slices (cheddar, edam, mimolette, cantal, gouda, etc. )
- Mustard (Dijon or whatever. Just not that baseball stadium, yellow paint looking mustard)*
- Make a sandwich
Are you almost about to try this but are thinking, “I don’t know, apple with cheese?”
It works. The apple crunch is really satisfying. The apple sweetness doesn’t dominate the vibe. It melds with the mustard you chose and lightens it up a little.
I’ve been getting back into recipes with 5 ingredients or less. When I look up a recipe that has more than 5 ingredients, each additional ingredient makes the level of me not wanting to attempt it multiplies.
It isn’t because these recipes are hard to do. It’s more that these are often the recipes that leave you with the spice, oil, or sauce that you never use again and eventually throw out.
A master of this idea is Jules Clancy.
I rented the movie Ronin on iTunes today because it was $0.99. There is a scene where a fruit stand gets shot up. Hollywood loves shooting up and driving cars through fruit stands.
Went to Ramen Kazama for an impromptu birthday dinner. I am trying each one in order on their menu. Today was karamiso which was really good even though it isn’t my favorite kind. If I had to rank them, the list would be: