Japan's cup, it runneth over

Our Lives | NOTES FROM THE SMOKE May 27, 2003

Japan's cup, it runneth over

by Cai Evans

This week, Notes From the Smoke features a saucy deviation from the usual format. Instead of being shown around a Tokyo suburb by a stranger, I welcomed two old friends to my place in Takadanobaba for an instant-noodle orgy. While this may strike some as a ...

Community | NOTES FROM THE SMOKE Oct 25, 2002

Intestines, orange squash spur Celtic reverie

by Cai Evans

Culturally speaking, yakitori is as about Japanese as sumo wrestling, origami and the cultivation of square watermelons. Spiritually, however, there is something profoundly Scottish about your average yakitori experience; a lot of drinking, smoking, ribbing and swearing accompanies the joyful devouring of mysterious gizzards. It was ...