A brief flight from Sapporo to Haneda and a JR ride to Shinjuku, the world’s busiest train station, and we were soon back in the rain to Park Hyatt. Fog shrouded the city. A hot bath in the onsen, and soon we were at NY Grill with Y for drinks before dinner at Birdland, Marunouchi branch. I love the casual vibe here, and the jazz, and the good yakitori.
After a 5K run this A.M., a decidedly non-working day, nice for a change, and instead time spent in Nihonbashi and Ginza. It poured, and the rain was beautiful, and the kasa shot up: 傘.
Lunch was on the 12th floor of a building near the Printemps Department Store: Hitsumabushi Bincho. Probably, no easily, the best unagi I have ever eaten. Grilled over bincho charcoal, crispy skin, juicy interior, and served Nagoya style.
Meaning: Eaten with rice; eaten with thinly sliced green onions and fresh wasabi; and, eaten as a broth with a pinch of spice.
Far better than any unagi in a lively room of adults who showed interest in today’s world.
Tonight meeting up with R at Matt’s place, Two Rooms, for drinks and then over to L’As in Omotesando.