Tag: soba

Jugemu

Jugemu

There was an interesting dynamic at play while I was eating this meal. I wouldn’t know if I would finish. It seemed that the lone chef of this establishment was looking for a fight.   Jugemu is a small Japanese izakaya in the middle of […]

Yen

Yen

Attenuation. That’s what was said at the start of the meal.   I had no idea what it meant.  I was subsequently educated. It apparently means the reduction of something, often used in relation to radio waves.  That’s why you don’t get mobile phone signals indoors […]

Kaiseki Soba

Kaiseki Soba

I remember when I was small, I would look forward with eager anticipation to airplane food.  As the air hostesses would glide down the aisles handing out their trays, I would wait in eager anticipation.  What I was waiting for with bated breath was soba […]

Atari-Ya Swiss Cottage

Atari-Ya Swiss Cottage

When my desperation for Japanese food gets the better of me (which is often) I seem to repeatedly find myself fleeing to the Bond Street Atari-Ya branch.  I think it serves one of the best sashimi/sushi for its price/quality ratios in London.  Having partook of […]

Snowshoe hiking – Takamine

Snowshoe hiking – Takamine

So with winter ending soon and spring coming (Sakura!) my friends and I thought we better enjoy the last of the snow. And visit Takamine.  A couple hours out of Tokyo, this place is famous for its outdoor onsens.  More on this in the next […]