Burger King has returned to Japan after a long absence and I finally got around to going there. But no, I did not order the double whopper with cheese. Instead, I ordered their Spicy Italian Whopper with Cheese (available for a limited time)
On a recent and sunny weekend, instead of choosing a neighborhood to walk around, we decided to get our fill of walking by going to the zoo. Ueno Zoo is located in Ueno Park and the admission is only 600yen for adults. As it's a fairly large zoo, the walking is great exercise. And of course we had to check out all the animals as well. But as we were headed towards the zoo I had to take a picture of the the National Museum of Western Art as it was in the news recently. UNESCO is currently considering adding buildings by Le Corbusier to its list of World Heritage Sites and this building happens to be one of his works.
This is Otoro - fatty tuna - one of the most expensive pieces of the tuna. Do you want to see the regular price?
Yes, that would be 8600yen or about $80USD. And yes we bought it. But not for this price. Just as we were passing the stall, they reduced the price to 1000yen ($10USD). Of course we had to buy it. The stall said it was closed the following day and if they didn't sell the rest of today's stock, they would just have to throw it away.
Here's another one of our favorite places to eat some curry. The name of the place is [Bistro de Kirakutei]. Its located near my old apartment in Mishuku. Mikako enjoys the curry with prawns while tonight I ordered myself some spicy sausage curry.
またも近所に結構好きなカレー屋です。店の名前は「Bistro de 喜楽亭」。場所は三宿の交差点の近く。 今日食べたカレーは海老カレー（美香子）とスパイシソーセージカレー（僕）。
Our neighborhood walks almost always includes lunch. Even though we were in Tokyo's shitamachi, we treated ourselves to some Korean cuisine at a restaurant called Tokori. This menu board captured our attention. You can choose from three types of noodles and also have a choice of rosu or karubi (that would be the Korean style barbecue meat). The noodles to choose from were regular reimen, a spicy reimen, or yukkejan ramen. I chose the yukkejan ramen with rosu. Mikako was craving the spicy reimen and opted for the karubi. The lunch set also included Korean style salad, kimchee and rice. Hey wait a minute! We weren't served our rice!!