Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Sushi? Rice, raw fish and seaweed. You won't accept a guy's tongue in your mouth, and you're going to eat that?

First things first, I am profoundly apologetic for the temporary, however, extended halt to my posts. But rest assured you can sleep easily once more, I am BACK and more eager than ever to get-ta bloggin’ like no ones bidness! So let the games begin! Phew, I can hear a sigh of relief from my dedicated followers, ah wait, no, that’s just my mum… still counts!

So, lunch-time rolls around and the sandwich option is looking dull. I have a hankering. A hankering for something I simply MUST get my hands on, or in this case, chopsticks on. And it seems I’m not the only one because when 12 o’clock hits, people are racing into this joint like the stampede that killed Mufasa. That’s right, you guessed it, Sushi Train! Take a ticket people, it could be a while.

With this said however, it is worth the sometimes unavoidable wait. Sure maybe not all of this cuisine-on-wheels could be described as authentic, and by that I mean I’m fairly certain that croquettes come from Spain and that in Japan they wouldn’t be caught dead putting avocado anywhere near their sushi, but hey! It all tastes AMAZE BALLS. Ugh, I hate that word but for some reason I had the uncontrollable urge to say it! Oh the shame.

This express eatery generates a hussle-bussle kind of vibe without being off- putting and is what I consider to be the Japanese version of Cheers, – you know, where everybody knows your name… Except we’re all named “washi washi” or something or other with a similar sound.

Ok so yes, clearly the ‘fresh on the train’ food is the highlight of this place but may I also say that I would go there for two other reasons alone. Firstly, watching people stare at a plate chuffing by and then making the last minute decision that they simply MUST have it and diving into the personal space of the person next to them before the delicacy glides beyond arms stretch. And secondly, spotting the people who take the fake plastic food off the train and watching how long it takes for the embarrassed expression of realisation to come over them. Both are equally golden moments.

Now stay tuned people, I have a prize give away! Yep that’s right the best things in life are free. And I believed Michael Douglas when he told me that ‘Greed, for a lack of a better word is good’ mostly because he looks so dapper in a suit! ... Now that is a little sprinkling of salt and pepper I couldn’t say no to! I will divulge some of the giveaway deets in my next post!

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