Monday, January 21, 2013

金燕酒家 (Kinensyuka in Shinjuku)



You know what they call Christmas day in Japan?



Sure, Christmas Eve has been commercialized beyond belief, with every couple in the country eating specially made two-person cakes (about $40 from the 7-11 to around $100 from high-end cake shops), but Christmas day is just another day at the office.

We Jews can relate. Chinese food and a movie is an annual tradition.


Luckily, the Shinjuku mega-plex had a 2pm showing of The Hobbit, and there are endless choices for good Chinese in the neighborhood.


Hand-cut noodles done right. The perfect yin to the recent yang at the airport.


This is how they should be. The noodles are firm, and the spice is intense.


And when you ask for some extra sansho, they bring out an entire bowl of the Chinese numbing pepper.

Kinensyuka means some kind of golden swallow, by the way.


Capsule hotel on the 3rd floor, by the way.

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Tokyo, Shinjuku-ku, Kabukicho 1-2-5
Closest station: Shinjuku

Open 11:30-2:30, 5:30-11:00

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