We made it into our new apartment! I’ll provide the full tour later, but I can give you a few tidbits now:
- We have an automatic flush toilet. I thought those were just for restaurants and airports, but apparently not.
- I’m really glad we decided against a queen sized bed (it wouldn’t have fit).
- “Blank slate” is an understatement.
- Red bean paste waffles and a shop dedicated to kaleidoscopes are just steps from the front door.
But one of the most exciting things about my day was lunch. I picked up a quick bento box lunch at the nearby grocery store while I waited for our mattress to be delivered, and it was the most delicious thing! Maybe it’s just that everything tastes better when you are eating off the floor, but I thought it was worth sharing. Here is a sneak peek of the apartment with my picnic lunch:
It may not look like much in its little foam container, but it had a surprise in store. The grocery store had probably 12 different options, and I chose this one because of what I thought was a panko-fried shrimp hiding there in the top right corner. You can’t go wrong with fried shrimp (except when you can, ahem). But after I bit into it, I discovered it was actually Japan’s version of the crab cake!
Of course I did what any self-respecting girl in my situation should do, I cracked that little claw open and sucked all the delicious crab meat right on out. My mother-in-law and her Maryland roots would be proud.
Because I know some of you are wondering, I’ve taken my best guess at what else was in my lunch:
And (almost) everything was tasty, particularly the sweet potato and pickle combo. Who would of thought?! I have to admit, I skipped the mystery cube and carrot — sorry Japan, not even you can get me to like carrots.
With that, I must unpack (again – this is the 3rd time in 3 months, for those of you who are counting). Saké Puppets will be offline for a few days until Internet service is up in our new apartment, so in the meantime, send us your comments! We love to hear from you!