September 8, 2005 6

Tampopo (inside Mitsuwa)

By in 11: West LA

DSC05497.jpgSince I found the Mitsuwa market nearby my office (which is probably one of the smallest and cheapest looking one), I often ate quick cheap lunch there. Seafood Cold Ramen is quite good. Though last time I was there, there was a very loud Japanphile American guy sitting in the next table, preaching about Natto and how he must have Natto everyday blah blah…^^;;

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6 Responses to “Tampopo (inside Mitsuwa)”

  1. seat says:

    Was he very thin?? Have you tried Natto before??

  2. Freda says:

    yeah I tried before and thought it taste weird, do you eat it with something stronger taste or some alcohol? The taste doesn’t quite make sense to me ^^;;

    That guy…just regular size American…and he went on and on about his “staying in Tokyo”. He also bought rows of thsoe Yokult drink (the tiny red cap skin color kind we drank at kindergarden), passing them around his clueless white friends (plus one Asian girl).

  3. Joan says:

    I coudln’t stand Natto -__-;;; too weird tasting! it’s almost like solid gasoline.^^;;; I know Tomoko loves it.

  4. seat says:

    I think Japanese eat natto with just soya sauce, and maybe seaweed with rice. But apparently you can put that into miso soup, and even fried rice so that it is easier to eat….that’s why my friends told me but I haven’t tried yet.

    Oh Yakult?? It is good but nothing really that exotic I think? You must have something similar in the US??

  5. tomoko says:

    it’s hard to get fresh natto in the US, so hence the gasoline smell!?
    (I’ve noticed the ones I get in the US smelled really wierd, so)
    I hear people who couldn’t eat natto get hooked on them one day, so be ware!! haha
    btw I like to put vinegar and a bunch of shiso in it 🙂 sometimes chili works well too. and mayonnaise.

  6. Freda says:

    Oh haha maybe I’d become a natto follower someday, the way you eat them sound like could be good! :DD