Archive for March, 2006

The Ultimate Luxury Item

I’ve found it. It was on the third floor of the Takashimaya Times Square Tokyu Hands department with a price tag of only 787 yen.


Nattomoto by Yuzo Takahashi Laboratory. Insignificant as it may seem at a first glance, this little bottle is good for producing 30kg of prime natto. In a few years the availability of natto should radically increase in the west, but meanwhile I’m treasuring it with great respect. Perhaps our home kitchen will be the first natto-production unit in Helsinki, Finland or even Scandinavia?

Nattoheads! Unite in solidarity for the oncoming global tsunami of fermented soybean paste.


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Back in Tokyo

And wonderful as always! The food at e.g. Tsukiji Sushiko still melts in your mouth. Which of the 60 or so standard nigiri choices would you prefer?

Tsukiji Sushiko Roppongi branch standard nigiri menu

Akasaka Tofu-ie remains a recommended destination for traditional non-fish preparations. Yesterday I was lucky to expand my consciousness by finally dining an authentic full set menu of Kyoto tofu at the Maru-biru building in Marunouchi. It is a delicate experience and unlike any other tofu I’ve had.

Oishii desu.

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In the meantime

I’m wondering if anyone reads this blog – my excuse for starting it to demonstrate the need for our community creation tech in the blogging space which would instantly show my posts up next to related other blogs and attract a large amount of readers. The latest statistics of one reader in 30 days seem to prove the case – and I think it was myself.
Well I went to 3GSM which was such a flurry, I was literally running from a meeting to another. Of course couldn’t miss the nightlife. At the Motorola one of the highlights was a closeup zoom of the Nokia 7710 suddenly filling a huge screen in the music video the VJ was mixing. I guess they had an internal meeting afterwards.

At that particular party I was shocked to be charged 10 € for a Gin Tonic. Looking around, I was an empty table with five large bottles of quality booze. I sat down and also noticed some spare VIP rope nearby. By cordoning off the area I created a VIP space and a friend of mine assumed temporary bouncer status to let in appropriate VIP people.
Motorola party self-created VIP space
Notice to shareholders: I was not hung over the next day, and made all the scheduled meetings 🙂

Thanks to LIfe Extension Foundation for their excellent Anti-Alcohol Antioxidant capsules, which have proved their worth already at two major industry events.

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