Second Tram Ride / Second Sukiya Encounter
Finally Got the Beef Bowl
Got my second long tram ride from Hamano Machi to the cram school street. Again, it only cost me 120 yen and this time I was able to break my money in that moneychanger machine. I was glad about that.
Meeting up with the kids was quite enjoyable though I was a bit nervous before that. They’re such cutie pies!
After the cram school, we headed on to Sukiya for dinner. Thanks to David-sensei for I was able to pull off my survival Japanese in ordering the beef bowl (Gyudon Nami). Got my stomach really full. While we were eating I’ve noticed a pink relish and never thought that was ginger because it doesn’t look like one. I was also amazed that they’ve got all the condiments, chopsticks, spoons, etc. on a rack on each table. Whenever you need something just press the button on the side.
The Welcome Party
(First Sushi Encounter)
First time going to a Japanese Style restaurant where you really have to take off your shoes and put it in a locker and you’re given a metal keycard. As I entered, the room I thought Seiko and her sister are sitting on their feet over a cushion on a tatami. So, I did what I thought and was kind of embarrassed when I realized that the seating was kind of a bench style. You can’t actually tell that because the floor and the seating are on the same level.
So here came the foods, we had sanma (saury), sushi, pickle, salad, eggroll, barbecued chicken intestines, and some drinks. I was so excited to finally eat sushi. There it went, I spread some wasabi on the sushi and never did I realize that I was putting too much until Tim told me not to. The wasabi actually looked kind of an avocado cream to me so I put it anyway. Wow, to my surprise the wasabi was kind of like a firecracker exploded inside my mouth that made my eyes well up with tears and I ended up drinking lots of water just to cool it off. What an experience! Well, thanks for the “sanma” that I was able to get rid of the wasabi sting.
This dinner would be for sure one of my most memorable experiences here in Nagasaki.