January 30, 2013

Best & Worst Things I've Recently Eaten

Freshly shucked Japanese oysters in a ponzu sauce served with lemon wedge, grated daikon and spicy daikon garnished with a shiso leaf. BEST thing I've eaten this year!

Tuna Soup with miso and lucky eyeball. In all fairness to the dish, the soup was definitely not the worst thing I've had this year (that would be the fermented squid guts tossed with mashed umeboshi,) but that's another story. It was definitely the scariest looking thing I've forced down. The eyeball socket wasn't bad, nor was the skin that had separated from the eyeball. The eyeball was tough to swallow. The texture is like many an organ but it didn't taste bad, just a little mind-over-matter playing with my gag reflex:)

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World's Most Narrow Restaurant

Call Guinness World Records! We stumbled upon the most narrow place to grab food and drink and it's located in Kawagoe, Japan. That is the main entrance directly behind Matt. In the background is the tiny kitchen and to the right is the bathroom door. That was an, um, interesting experience. The place only held four people at a time and both the owner and regular were very friendly.

I wonder how much rent is for a place like this?