So we’re going to this place “Udon Ichi” close by to University to have some noodles for dinner. Being shown to our seat still works well. And lucky, they have a menu with pictures. We choose different menus with udon noodles and some tempura. Now the waitress asks something pointing at a circle which is half blue, half red. Obviously, the menu comes in two variants. Maybe it means spicy (red) and mild (blue)? To make sure, we try both, I have mine blue, Domenico takes red. (more…)
Archive for September 21st, 2008
In the boat from Vladivostok, a strict order was followed for seat arrangements at meals. The center of the restaurant was reserved for the organized groups, other Russian passengers could sit everywhere else they liked, while we foreigners were confined to a special table. Clearly, this contributed to the usual feeling of being unwelcome, but it had a very pleasant side effect. We could meet the most interesting people on board.