Salaryman #1: This doesn’t taste much like uni (sea urchin).
Salaryman #2: It looks like uni though.
Salaryman #1: I think it’s buttered potato.
Salaryman #2: It might explain why the dish is only ¥180.
— An izakaya (pub) near Oimachi Station, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday
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