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Matsuya

Most people start by ordering up a couple of beers and some snacks to go with them. The house specials include: negi chijimi, a flat, round pancake as wide as a manhole cover; donguri "konnyaku," cubes of a curious gray jelly apparently made of acorns, which is both more flavorful and less unforgiving in texture than the Japanese equivalent; and nori-yaki, squares of roughly formed laver seaweed which serve admirably as a simple tidbit until you decide what your main course will be. Kimchi, needless to say, is available in several pungent varieties.