5/01/2019

Let's take enough time. Will try it again.

Sorry for the cancellation of the meetup event.   I wanted to try during this Golden Week ( Japanese long national holiday season), but it was not a good idea to plan it with such a short notice.

Plus, I trust the restaurant, but most of the first timers were wondering what kind of food and how many dishes would be served, yes of course.

They are generous, make delicious food, friendly service, but still , you want to know, that is natural.

I was away from the plat form for quite some time, so I should start from lunch or even breakfast .... small gathering and re-build trustworthy group again.

Wrote a message and sent out to the members this morning. 

4/29/2019

Dinner Gathering @ Garden Kitchen Shonan Club

Dinner Gathering @ Shonan Club ( Garden Kitchen )

It has been a while since last time I organized the last meetup.

If you are free on May 4th, please come. 

Drinks are included ( all you can drink ) and you will enjoy the place food and meeting new people.   I hope!

Am going to check what kind of dishes they are planning.

Thanks for reading.  →    Sorry I cancelled the event.    It is such a short notice.
Let me rearrange it.   

10/24/2018

Turkish Lunch with A friend who would die if she is told to stop talking.....

 Soup, Plate Lunch and Musaka @ Kebab Chef.     One of the former co-workers who survived hard days of the Asian company.....





Remembering those days..... we ordered pizza at midnight.... worked till 2 or 3 a.m. to write presentations etc...

 She came to my town and we enjoyed this lunch together.   I love Turkish food!   Meat and vegetable balance plus spices....   Together, we paid about 3,000 yen including Turkish coffees.

She loves talking and she would die if she is told to stop talking..... Those days are more than 10 years ago..... no, more.... I wouldn't disclose the details and we were together only for 6 months....
Thanks to the friendship.    Reunited again after some blank.   

Laughing a lot eating good food refreshed me and I felt like gained new energy.

The chef ( and owner ? ) is Turkish gentleman who long lives in Japan with fluent Japanese.    When you finish Turkish coffee, you see some residue sitting in the cup...... you flip over the cup and then...... how the residue looks is your fortune, I learned .... yet, you have to have the fortune teller who knows how to read it.

According to this chef, this fortune telling is popular in Turkey.   Sounds fun.
Wish I could try someday.
Kebab Chef in Shimokitazawa.
( details are always subject to change, so please check the latest information on the web. )

10/14/2018

Marucho- 丸長 in Shimokitazawa Liver and Chinese Chives

I haven't updated since July!?

Apology for my long time silence.
I have been busy?   Yes, in a way... but compared to those my corporate " salary woman " days, this is still much easier........ I go to bed around 10 or 11 p.m. nowadays.   ( It used to be 2,3 a.m. or sometimes I got off at 4 a.m. and then got up in a few hours.... )    So, I am good.   Just trying to meet the deadlines.

Today I was working on my friend's presentation's proof reading.... yes, my American friend's Japanese presentation.    Then visited another friend's exhibition in Ginza.     Anyways, this photo is not related to those at all.

This was the recommendation from some connoisseur restaurant chef in my town.   Almost 30 years old Chinese restaurant.   7 or 8 minute walk from Shimokitazawa station.   This set menu was a kind of eye-opening..... beansprouts and Chinese chives, then deep fried liver pieces are sitting on them.

Yum!   and nutritious as well.      Open from 11 a.m.   Visit for early lunch since after I finished eating, the seats were filled already.

7/16/2018

Just shocking ---- For future humans, good news!?!?!?

I do not dare to put the photo / video here.   I just saw some short clip introducing new innovation ---- Bread made of cockroach flour.......developed by Brazilian researchers.     No thank you.     At least for now.    I respect those researchers though.   They are concerned about food crisis, I believe. 

7/12/2018

Natto & Kimchi Japanese & Korean Combination @ Sendai-ya Natto Atelier

Although I cannot cook these days, I have been eating, of course!

So, there are many pics.

Let me show you this rice bowl....with natto and kimchi.


I have introduced this natto ( fermented soy beans ) shop before, I think.

Sendai-ya is the name.   They used to locate near my place ,but moved to Ichiban-Gai ( 1st Avenue ) in Shimokitazawa.  http://www.sendainatto.jp/shoplist/#04

Now they have eat-in space.   Their specialty is a set menu, all natto you can eat.
You can try all kinds of natto with this set menu.   Basically rice and miso soup and then natto.   ( For me, though, 3 packs of natto is the max! )

The above photo is a rice bowl menu, which I tried the other day.

I love both natto and kimchi.    Yes, they are both smelly, fermented foods, which is supposed to be good for you in many ways, for your beauty, for cleansing your blood vessels..... I am not a nutrition specialist, so please google.

I always explain ...they are like..... blue cheese.    Tasty, yet smelly!

I felt full after eating this, ( I asked for small size rice, yet! ) still did not feel bad.

My excuse is...... it is healthy, good for me!   

7/08/2018

Kumey's / Wine + Tea Cozy Wine Bar/ Restaurant across Kitazawa Post Office

 Haven't uploaded for a while.

Yes, I have been eating, thanks.   The reason I feel a little uncomfortable about writing this is...... have not been well organized.    My room is a bit messy..... actually quite messy.....   

Therefore, I haven't cooked much lately.   Oh well, started organizing gradually.....  little by little....  So, for a while, you will not see " home-cooking", ( although it is much more money-saving and healthier..... at the moment, I don't have a choice.    Trying not to stretch myself too much. )   Thanks for your understanding! 

So, let me introduce this tiny, yet cozy restaurant newly opened in Shimokitazawa.
Mr. Kumey used to work for ministries.... mainly for Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.     Adding to that, he had some ( I won't go into too much personal information) experience of  that " good food / organic food works! ".

He quit the ministry and started working in private restaurants and then finally came to open this place.     You will enjoy glasses of selected good wines ( mainly Japanese and French ) and good food.    Good means tasty and delicious.

I tried their liver paste.   Yes, it is so nice.   Try it, please.   Their lunch sandwiches are also good deal.   I have not tried much of their dinner menu yet.    Will go back there soon.     If you share with friends / families, not too expensive, still if you are wine lover, not cheap.    You can party here with a group of friends or stop by for a glass of wine to refresh yourself before going home.