Day 301:

At 11am my doorbell rang and woke me up from a deep sleep. I thought I was dreaming, but when I opened the door it was the mailman with a package of…homemade cookies!! Hellll yeah! After joking around with Allison from Sushiday on twitter, saying that I wanted to try her homemade cookies and that she should send me some, she actually did! Allison you rock!! This is gonna be a great day.

Soon after ingesting half the cookies for breakfast, I headed out to Komagome to try Nishio (西尾中華そば), a shop that Brian raves about and one that’s been on my list for quite some time.

At first glance, it’s simple. The way a ‘chuuka soba’ should be. But that ordinary first sip gains momentum into an extraordinary last sip. The way every ‘great chuuka soba’ is. It began a little too sweet, but soon blossomed into a full flavored bowl.

The maize flour-laced noodles were great, but I would have loved something a little thicker with this soup. Anyway, if Nishio is alright with B, then Nishio is alright with me.

The buta-don is great too.

And this is how the rest of my day off went. As I left my apt, I was sent off by my favorite neighborhood cat (still haven’t decided on a name).

A quick stop to play with my nieces and their new dog, then I was off to have dinner…

…with her. It’s been over two months since I’ve had a normal night alone with her and it felt good to catch up over some tasty food at a Showa-themed izakaya.

Cheese-wrapped bacon is always a must-order.

No, she is not my girlfriend, but I will still only refer to her as ‘her.’ It’s a long story. Anyway, I tried to take her picture and this was the best I could do.

After dinner it was off to this quirky bar that only deserved our company for one drink. In other words, it sucked.

But right around the corner there was an awesome darts bar where we ended up staying until 3am. I thought I was pretty good.

But she kicked my ass.

The shop manager then provided us with some free passion…fruit, that is.

Now that’s some nice form…

After dropping her off, it was time for a Shuga-Boom reunion.

Alright, I’m tired. I’m going home. お疲れ!

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