it almost feels like Tokyo.
Japan Center, the cultural center of Nihonmachi (Japan Town), feels a lot like Porter Exchange.. only much bigger, and feeling a lot more authentic. walking past restaurants with the plastic food on display in the windows and everything.
two nights ago I had tempura ramen in a delicious soy broth.
last night I had sushi that was wonderful. mmm. aji temaki.
tonight I went down the hall and had okonomiyaki, which I haven’t had since I was in Tokyo. it’s basically a Japanese pancake/pizza sort of thing, with seafood and other meats, and egg, and topped with tonkatsu sauce. yum.
of course, walking next door afterwards and getting a crepe with green tea gelatto and red bean paste made it feel a little more like San Francisco. although, I wouldn’t be surprised to find that in Tokyo either.
(and then there was the fact that I was trying to find this one sushi place that was reputed to have fugu. I even called them to find their address, and someone answered, and gave what I expected the address to be. except, it isn’t there. it’s a Denny’s. I even walked into said Denny’s to see if there was some sore of clandestine sushi parlor in the back, which there wasn’t.)