You know how some ignorant people will say that ‘all Oriental people look the same’? Well I am not and have never been one of those. I Have been aware of the differences between Chinese and Japanese for as long as I have understood there was Karate and Kung Fu.
So how is it, will you please tell me, that I walked into a restaurant in the middle of Shinagawa (Tokyo) and ended up having a Chinese meal? I didn’t know it was going to be Chinese until the hot and sour soup arrived… at which point I realized I’d made a bit of a mistake.
No matter, I couldn’t send it all back and walk out, lest I really offend someone. I ate my soup and dumplings and I took my leave. It wasn’t the worst Chinese food I’d ever eaten… but it certainly wasn’t the best.
That’s what I get for deciding to take a night off from the best sashimi in the world!
…Oh, did I mention it was nearly three times the price of the sashimi? Sigh…