命の出汁 – broth of vigour

an adventure in japanese cuisine, an obsession with the izakaya


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Sensational Ice work . . .

I love dense crystal clear ice in my drink. Am coming to the end of my latest Japan trip and have found solid clear blocks of ice in some of the better supermarkets here. But the guy in the video below just takes the championship.

I am a bit concerned about his use of a soba-bocho (knife for cutting soba noodles) to reduce the size of his chunk of ice, but his blade work is insanely exceptional.

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breakfast is served

Back in Tokyo this week on business. I am not normally a breakfast person and after the first morning I was here and experienced the “buffet of doom” I reviewed the back of the little breakfast coupons I was given for each day to get fed (one of the joys of working for a large global company that negotiates lots of things into their hotel rates). There was a second option to have a Japanese Breakfast in one of the Japanese restaurants in the hotel.

There was more on this breakfast bento that I could eat (am in Great Lent vegan fasting time as an Orthodox Christian) than in the aforementioned buffet of western grease. Very fresh and healthy looking, tasted fantastic.

I wonder where I will be having breakfast for the rest of my stay 😉

breakfast

Breakfast at Japanese Restaurant “Kakou” inside Hyatt Regency Tokyo (Shinjuku)