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A friend from work said he wanted some really spicy food, so we decided to go to Mei Mei in Owari-cho. The marquee dish here is Peking Duck, but there are many choices in Sichuan-style. My spice-loving colleague ordered the “tan-tan” noodles (Sichuan hot chili style). I got the lunch-of-the-day, “yu-lin-chi” (spicy chicken). Then I・・・
A businessman acquaintance of mine who recently moved here from Tokyo really likes the soba restaurant, “Matsumoto.” I think it’s because the taste is close to the soba restaurant he was used to in his Tokyo neighborhood. The donburi and soba set my friend ordered comes with two small bowls of tasty extras that make・・・
I have a regular get-together with my neighbors. We usually go over to Izakaya Musashi, but this time one of the older guys says, “Why don’t we have a pre-get-together get-together? So we did — over at the new Emblem Social Bar Kanazawa. Happy hour’s before 6 o’clock, drinks half price. That means a draft・・・
There are many strange things in this world. The master of Sekitoba used to be a motorcycle rider from downtown Yokohama, and occasionally he would hang out in my Tokyo neighborhood. And I would occasionally make an appearance in downtown Yokohama. Of course, the two of us have a lot of experiences and memories in・・・
I’ve been driving out to Chugu Onsen for ten years now. The view along Route 157 heading to Chugu Onsen from Kanazawa has been completely etched in my memory. I’m disappointed to see the traffic volume gradually decreasing. The number of cars on the road after passing Tsurugi has also decreased dramatically. I always stop・・・
On the way from Musashi headed toward Hashiba, off the big street, down one of the side streets, in a quiet residential area, you’ll find the Emblem Social Bar. It’s a joint project by the team that runs Emblem Stay Kanazawa, an overnight accommodation visited by travelers from all over the world. When it first・・・