So where to randomly hit up to kill 30 minutes? Best idea is to look for a spot filled with old people that look like regulars... and this spot fit the description. Lots of older salarymen and retired looking folks.
Ice cold bottle of Sapporo
This was on tonights menu. Friend (http://ameblo.jp/aikaokame/) was performing in this somewhat oddly titled Play in Koenji. About how Sh*t and Lobster (an intimate sexual position) evolved out of Japanese history... wacky? Hell ya... wacky and very very weird. Who combines these two unrelated words? Jumbled Jinglish.
I'm a huge huge fan of Bonjiri (Chicken Butt) thanks to Mari... crispy on the outside and a nice light chewiness on the inside. Its not gross so give it a try! You'll definitely like it and its soooo something foreigners rarely get to try. Oh, the liver was tasty creamy...
Nankotsu... Cartilage... not a fan. Just too hard and flavorlessly crunchy for me.
A really nice little local spot but be aware... if there were fire alarms in this place they'd be going off left and right as the ventilation system for the yakitori was non-existent and we were consumed in white smelly smoke!
I'd probably go back here... had a nice old rustic feel with a big older clientele following.
Shop: Yakiton Tonnkichi - Koenji Branch
Foodie Website: http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1319/A131904/13073185/
Address J: 東京都杉並区高円寺南3-58-17Address E: Tokyo, Suginami-ku, Koenji Minami 3-58-17
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