Zoshiki Bulgarian

30 06 2011

On the same day as I had to go and deal with the warehouse, I had a dinner appointment in nearby Zoshiki to try out a fairly new Bulgarian restaurant with a Bulgarian chef.

Zagorie turned out to be a cute little place with lovely people.


Would visit again!

Warehouse Frenzy

29 06 2011

It was one bright, sunny and hot day in Tokyo yesterday when my colleagues and I took a trip to the warehouse district of Tokyo in Ohimachi.

We were there to visit a warehouse where my department was keeping more than 300 boxes of whatever it was we were keeping were stored.  Our mission:  to get rid of as many boxes as possible.

It was difficult to tell, as we worked our way through the boxes, if the place was air-conditioned.  If it was, the purpose certainly wasn’t to keep the room cool.  Anyway, at the end of the day, we trashed about 200 boxes of junk and we were too happy to finish.  Towards the end, all I could think of was the cold beer waiting for us at the end of the tunnel…

I had a glass of cold Heartland (which is a Kirin) lager to start and moved onto Belgian beers.  And this bar in Shinagawa was decent enough to have Leffe blonde on tap.


The temperature today in Tokyo reached 34C with unbearably high humidity.  At least it was cooler yesterday…

Father’s Day Sushi

27 06 2011

It’s slightly belated but it’s become our routine at this time of the year to go out for a Sunday sushi lunch at my family’s favorite sushi joint.

Out-of-this-world good sea urchin and shellfish and more.

Tahiti 80 Goes to Yokohama

26 06 2011

Have been seeing this great rock/pop band from Rouen, France ever since they started coming to Japan in 2000 for their first Summer Sonic appearance and last night’s show in Yokohama (http://www.tahiti80.com/post/6933553548/r-o-c-k-i-n-in-japan) felt as though they had taken their music to a new level as a band that’s sure about what they want to do.  The many musical transitions and experiments they have been doing over the years seemed to just fit together like a “puzzle”.

About Tahiti 80:  http://www.tahiti80.com/facts

Puzzle, the band’s first album from 1999:  http://www.amazon.com/Puzzle-Tahiti-80/dp/B00004TLYX

“Darlin’ (Adam & Eve Song)”, the first single from The Past, the Present & the Possible (2011).

Cozy Italian

25 06 2011

The small, rather hard-to-find restaurant in Shibuya was packed with women last night.

There was much more food than shown here with squid ink risotto being one of the most memorable.  The warm caprese served on a soup spoon (pictured at top) was different and interesting.


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