It''s incredible. I mean incredibly weird. You go on a boat, a very small one, and sit as you do in Japan, on a cushion on the floor. The tables are tiny and in the middle, taking up most of the space is a hotplate that you use to cook the mystifying, wonderous stuff some like to call monja-yaki. If you have ever eaten okonomiyaki, it''s similar, but an infintely slimier version.
Both are essentially made of egg and flour, with bit of vegetable, meat, fish, whatever, added in for flavour. Some come with fish eggs (which I loathe) and others with noodles and pork mixed in. It is truly a unique experience, and to crown it all you finish by frying a sweet, yes SWEET, monja-yaki, with strawberries a...Read More