David 2 Divizio
HUNGER Alan writes: "I'm hunger!" Me too. So I just popped out to the local secret little sushi restaurant. TOO expensive at night. I imagine it becomes a kind of yakuza hang out...but in the afternoon they have a set menu that'S a feast.....for 800 Y. 3-6-4 and a quarter days a Year. I'm always fascinated by the strange and wonderful creatures that idle their last few hours in the tank. A couple of Eels, a Sea Pineapple, Scallop and Sazae (big Snails) sucking away at the glass. A lumbering Red Snapper, a forlorn skulking Halibut...and those charming, flashing little white fish that are de-flanked and left twitching on your plate, all tails and eyeballs. Still wanting to give you a kiss. Today the delivery guy brought in a Crab.........the master flopped him down on the counter and slapped the guy around a little bit. "He's not alive!........what are you trying to pull?" As if to declare his worthiness, the crab draws in a leg and tries to stand. "Ma, OK desu........" and he's dropped into the tank....whereby the grotty eyed Snapper darts out of the way......no place to hide. It'S enough to turn a vegan....... But Sea Pineapple is the one food I won't eat. What?....waste the Sea?! They saved for me the shell of the last Scallop they served up. But I had to be patient.....it was nearly a month before somebody forked out the 10,000 Y. Usually the shells go in the trash, along with the chopsticks. Shells and sticks......hard to digest. BTW I only once found I'd eaten the twitching little fishy (IT WAS SHOCKING!). Shivers like! as I reached for the sashimi (my fav) something in the presentation camouflage moved..... I hadn't seen it before. BIG INNOCENT EYES . True-ly revolted........about a year ago. The Japanese friends at the table cackled. OUCH.
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