Monday, July 29, 2019

Cavalock and The Tokyo Summer Treats

When you are in Japan during summer like now, it's also the time for unagi cos summer is all bout fresh and delicious eels. So we were at Tokyo Station one early afternoon and realised we haven't had any eel yet since we arrived. Did a quick search online and found Isesada, an unagi restaurant on the 12th floor of Daimaru Tokyo Station.

A long queue usually means good food and we weren't disappointed at all. Enjoyed it immensely, the unagi didn't come in a blanket of sauce like they usually do back home but we found it already nice and sweet. Did another online search and found some notable reviews for another Isesada restaurant in Nihonbashi. That one's pretty famous and this one's pretty good so I guess they could be related. Know what I'm saying? Oh, and we got a table with a wonderful view of Tokyo station too.

Dessert after that was at the Machimura Farm dessert joint just across the road at Shin-Marunouchi Building. All the desserts are made using dairy products from their farm in Hokkaido. Smooth, milky soft-serve ice cream, just the way we like it in the summer.

So this is becoming a regular thing now. On our way back home, I would pick up a Japanese anthology book at the airport bookstore. This trip's selection is Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edogawa Rampo. Says on the back, "Edogawa Rampo (1894 - 1965) is widely regarded as the father of Japanese mystery writing" and the Journal of Asian Studies regards him as "Japan's foremost writer of mystery and tales of suspense." Sounds good enough for me. But I have yet to read the book as I have busy painting my Warhammer miniatures since I got back, maybe more on that in another post.

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