Thursday, August 09, 2007


Yesterday Jodi and I wandered into this Japanese restaurant tucked away in the basement of a Pudong office building, owned and operated by a Shanghainese who lived in Japan for 13 years training to be a sumo wrestler. How do we know this? He came out of the kitchen during our meal and told us himself in an excited mix of Mandarin and Japanese. All the food served at the restaurant is from the same diet that sumo wrestlers follow. Half of our food was mixed, chopped and fried across the waist-high wooden bar from us by a wizened old Japanese man with a scintillating smile. I think I'll take a camera back and write up the place for Shanghaiist.


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