I was invited to the Minrai shop in Wakamiya by a young friend who loves Chinese food. At lunchtime it’s always full, so I was glad we went early in the evening and easily found seats. My young friend ordered the hot and sour noodle soup; I had fried rice with shrimp, egg, and “nira” (garlic chives), which I’d never had before. Those two probably would have been enough, but since I trusted my young friend to help me out, I added an order of pork tempura. All three were piping hot and truly delicious.