After our return down Mt. Roko, we went to a restaurant to eat the famous Kobe Beef. The meal was a complete disappointment. It was 4 course meal and very expensive. The Kobe beef was good, but I received very little for a $50 meal. I think for $50, they can cough up more than 4.5 oz. The bulk of these expensive Japanese meals are shit I wouldn’t eat if I were starving. That’s not to say I wouldn’t eat it if peer pressure was exerted…and it was. I had a little bit everything because EVERYONE was watching. So yes, I nibbled at the tofu, ate a bit of the bean sprouts, tried the root of some plant.
I came out of the restaurant lighter than when I walked in (I’m guessing the money I spent was heavier than the food I ate). I should have learned my lesson about fine cuisine in Japan when I visited Tokyo 2 years ago, but alas, I had to try the Kobe beef (the beef was delicious however, small).
We took so long eating our “delicious” meal, that we missed our opportunity to see the Ukiyo-e Paintings. If you couldn’t feel my anger through this blog post, please understand, at that time, I was dissatisfied with an expensive meal and I had just missed the reason I was in Kobe in the first place. Suddenly, however, my luck changed just as our plans did.
Stay tuned for Part 3