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The following day we headed off the ancient and original capital of Nara (see next entry) and returned to Osaka in the evening for dinner and to stay the night. We enjoyed a few surprisingly-affordable cocktails at a swank whiskey bar that was in the shopping mall adjacent to our hotel before heading back to the Minami area for dinner. After wandering around, we settled on ...
Today turned out to be quite the busy day, although I did get to sleep in till 9am (the longest sleep in yet!). Kimura-sensei (one of the English teachers) had invited me to her house for lunch so my host father took me there at about 11.30am. From outside, it just looked like any other Japanese home, but inside, it was somehow huge. I went in expecting a little 'genkan' (entrance way, where you take off your shoes) but instead I walk into a huge sort ...
Went to the large Takashimaya department store food hall for some supplies. They had a good small Western food hall which even sold Vegemite. Things were a bit dearer than other places but stocked up and headed home.
Played Uno that night. BB won :-(
... dishes for dinner, okinomiyaki. Like lunch, Makoto showed us to a small restaurant we never would have found on our own. I've heard okinomiyaki described as Japanese pizza and Japanese pancakes. It's shredded cabbage and meat mixed in batter and then grilled before the final touch of brown sauce and optional mayonnaise is added. You can also add noodles if you choose. They brought out our "pancakes" and turned on the grills at our tables so our food would stay ...
... in Japan which is, again, very interesting. It's a bar with a decent selection of drinks, typically about 3meters by 4meters and seats about 6 people. Some seat even fewer, like 4 or 3 people. In Tokyo, there is a charge to enter so they can cover the cost. This place, called Whoppee Cushion, we went in Osaka served us some Shochu from the hills in the south (Kyushu region) and some interesting conversations, with both the owner/bartender and one of the customers. Well, you sort of ...
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