Sunday, November 22, 2015

Japan: Shinjuku & Ebisuko Sakababa 2012-11-24

After all the fun at Icho Namiki we headed over to Shinjuku for dinner and encountered this enthusiastic green fella. 

Welcome to Japan, friends.

Before eating we scoped out an arcade near the station where they had an epic
Evangelion display and the next generation of Taiko no Tatsujin masters!

Whole bunch of Ghibli toys you could win!

Tucked away in an unassuming corridor is the entrance to Ebisuko. Don't be fooled by the humble exterior, there is some seriously tasty food to be had! 

At Ebisuko, we were treated to a delicious meal prepared for us by professional wrestlers.
You know those boys need to eat well to keep their figures and this keeps them busy during the off season!

Karaage, a perennial favorite, and salad!
It's pretty hard to go wrong when it comes to crispy fried chicken.

Unfortunately, I can not for the life of me remember what the dish on the right is.
I was dead tired the night we went out. :/

So sleepy… ^^; Sorry for my lack of enthusiasm ladies~ 

Chicken tataki- crispy seared chicken breast on the outside, raw interior. Served with grated daikon radish and yuzu kosho. 

Ebi chili and delicious grilled meat!

Shisamo, small fish with their bellies full of eggs. Delicious grilled and served simply seasoned with salt and grated daikon radish!

Grilled pork over rice, absolutely delicious! The smokey flavor permeates the grilled pork and the juices  dribble down into the rice, seasoning it perfectly.

It was an all around excellent girl's day out~ 

On the ride home I spotted this guy mowing down some instant noodles.
It's not completely unheard of to spot people eating on the trains, but it's rather uncommon and generally reserved for easy to eat snacks. I suppose instant ramen is a pretty easy to eat snack, though I would worry about scalding my lap…
To be fair, those look more like the kind of instant noodles you pour the water out of after softening…but even so, it was novel enough to see that I captured the moment on my phone like a creeper. ^^;

What's the weirdest thing you've seen on public transportation?

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