Dear Food Diary:
Tokyo Origami Museum is such a treat, specially since it’s free! A whole building dedicated to all things origami. Exhibit, shop, origami paper making and classes.
After all the colorful and intricate “art”, my tummy was growling (a phenomenon that seems to happen repeatedly throughout my day).
Across the street I saw a local basement spot. I saw some photos and venture down, to my surprise, no English nor visual menu once seated. Thankfully we all played charades and I got a fantastic broiled mackerel lunch set.
Wandering around the museum:
Feast for the eyes…
Love all the patterns and colors.
1-7-14 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (Origami Kaikan) 113-0034
From the little Chinese characters I could make out, it said “seasonal cuisine” and something about booze and fish. The photos looked good, specially that squid dish. So down the basement I went.
Imagine my shock, when the photos I saw were all part of their dinner menu. Lunch menu was all written in Japanese. Thankfully I could read 1/2, since they were Chinese characters. And everyone were very helpful. I think they were also amused that I showed up even without any Nihon-go (Japanese). Specially since everyone around me seemed to be dudes. Where are all the chicks?
I ordered broiled mackerel instead of salmon and watch the trio go to work. I think they were a family.
Their night menu looks pretty good, hopefully I’l be able to stop by one of these nights with StalkerBoy.