Monday, January 21, 2013

金燕酒家 (Kinensyuka in Shinjuku)

金燕酒家

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You know what they call Christmas day in Japan?

Tuesday.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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東京都新宿区歌舞伎町1-2-5
Tokyo, Shinjuku-ku, Kabukicho 1-2-5
Closest station: Shinjuku

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