日本的餐厅-What does a Japanese Restaurant Look Like
Alex: So, you recognize how we were talking about restaurants? What’s your favorite restaurant?
Danny: i assume my favorite restaurant goes to be this one a within the village near where I survive the coast. It’s called Kotora, and it’s an udon restaurant.
Alex: Udon. What’s udon?
Danny: Udon may be a quite thick flour noodle. and therefore the udon itself is noodles during a soup, so it’s noodle soup with a very delicious broth. i feel maybe they create it out of fish and soy and maybe meat, so you get this really delicious broth with these really great noodles in it.
Alex: I’m getting hungry just brooding about it.
Danny: Well, that’s not even the simplest part. the simplest part is you get to select various toppings for your udon. you’ll get fried shrimp, or fried vegetable , otherwise you can get my favorite which is where they take an egg and crack it over right towards the top of the cooking and just barely cook it in there, and that they do this with chicken. they need like chicken and noodles and that they crack the egg over it.
Alex: Chicken and egg within the same noodle broth?
Danny: Yeah, within the same bowl.
Alex: That’s interesting.
Danny: Yeah, it’s like one big happy family.
Alex: Mother and child! So what does the restaurant look like? what is the decor?
Danny: Well, it’s this really small restaurant. i feel the owners actually live above it within the apartment, so it’s this small place but like I said, it’s in Japan, so it is a very, very traditional and Japanese. You enter and there is this tiny hallway of the paper screen doors, and on the left there are a few of actual sit-down tables but mostly the restaurant has of these raised floors with tatami mats.
Alex: Tatami mats? Now, I’ve heard of them. What are they?
Danny: Well, a tatami mat may be a mat made out of reeds, and that they just put them on the floors rather than having maybe a hardwood floor, or carpeting or something like that. It seems to form the floors a touch bit softer and cushier.
Alex: So you really sit on the ground to eat?
Danny: So yeah, you sit on the raised floor on these little mats and you’ve got these really low tables, and you get to take a seat off in your private room which has been sectioned off by these paper doors.
Alex: It sounds wonderfully Japanese.
Danny: Oh, it is. it’s extremely cute then if you would like you’ll also sit at the bar and you’ll watch them make the upon noodles. it is so much fun.
Alex: Sounds very traditional.