Having been gone from Japan for about a month, many changes occurred, some food places shut down, while new ones opened. Some markets got renovated and houses got built.
On top of that, the weather has been weird, at first it was summery-ish and now, brr, wintry, rainy...dreary if you ask me.
On Saturday, we tried a new place for lunch before Satoshi's German language class called Mar Ten.
This shop specializes in Mabo Tofu and other spicy dishes.
Satoshi tried their mabo tofu set, which came with a cup of consomme, some tsa tsai (chinese pickles) and lots of rice. He chose the least spicy of the three levels and said it was quite spicy for him. Luckily, they offer a free refill of rice.
The guy sitting at the table next to us ordered the most spicy version of the mabo tofu and it came out looking almost "black"...eep!
I tried their dan dan men (tan tan men). Most times you see this dish in a red soup, but this version was soup-less.
After it arrived at the table, the waitress told me to quickly mix it with the sauce below or risk the noodles getting hard. It was spicy and the noodles chewy. I really enjoyed this dish.
There was an icy mango dessert that we were also eyeing, so we'll definitely be back.
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