My Birthday 3/20/10

March 21, 2010

My birthday is in March. The school system in Japan is different than the U. S. system, and Japanese new school year starts at the beginning of April. So I was often the youngest in the class. On the first day at the high school, I was late for the school  because of the traffic difficulty, but I was forgiven by the teacher (after he scolded me) because I was the youngest. Sigh.

For this year’s birthday, we went to “Kiwami” restaurant, one of the best Japanese restaurants in LA. They offer “Omakase” in “Omakase room”. Omakase means the chef will create dishes upon the best ingredients of the day.  In Kiwami restaurant, Amakase is served in the special room. The food was just wonderful, and each dish was so beautiful, unique and creative. They never serve usual items in an usual way in Omakase. We sat in “Omakase room” for almost 3 hours to enjoy amazing food coming one by one. We chose their original Sake which went well with delicate Japanese food.

I take my lunch when I teach at Occidental College, and I usually cook at home. So it is very nice to treat myself for the special dinner. I was super satisfied and happy.

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