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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post

Haha, what you're talking about is a criminal activity (involving underage girl), and yes there have been public scandals involving such and government bureaucrats. I guess you can still find body-sushi service if you look for it? but such stores are probably considered a part of the sex industry and regulated as such. I honestly think 'body sushi' is more popular overseas than in Japan lol8[1].gif

I can't imagine body sushi will test good, the temperature will spoil it, but then I am sure if someone is after body sushi, it wasn't just food that they're most concerned with...
post #947 of 2868
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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post

That plate looks like its for 3-4 people on a standard 27cm plate. Expect to pay around ¥2000 per person, so that plate should set you back ¥8000. Would cost more @ nicer restaurants with presumably higher grade pufferfishes.

Pufferfishes used to cost A LOT because of scarcity and also for the difficulty to prepare. But nowadays you can eat pufferfishes pretty much in any Japanese restaurant, as they are now 'farmed' and mass produced.

You pay after dinner here in Japan, unless you're at some fast food joint (ramen, soba etc....). Nicer restaurants have a 10% service fees included, no need to tip.

That's certainly a lot cheaper than it use to be. Yea, no tip, unless stated is the general rule in east asia I suppose
post #948 of 2868
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

I have seen better in Hong Kong.

you mean better price? I am not sure about pufferfish in Taiwan, but sushi is usually cheaper in Taiwan.
post #949 of 2868
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post


I can't imagine body sushi will test good, the temperature will spoil it, but then I am sure if someone is after body sushi, it wasn't just food that they're most concerned with...

 

Girls have higher body fat, thus a much lower exterior body temperature and won't warm up the sushi.  And living skins surfaces won't spoil or absorb fatty contents of the fish like ceramic or, to a much lesser extend, wood.

 

I digress...

post #950 of 2868
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

That's certainly a lot cheaper than it use to be. Yea, no tip, unless stated is the general rule in east asia I suppose

Plebians like me eat those paper thin sashimis piece by piece. But I've heard stories of big timers scooping a whole row of them with their chopsticks, and taking them down in one bite lol8[1].gif
post #951 of 2868
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I love the brown suede


Here's a bigger pic of that brown suede slip ons.

I would love to see some more pictures of slip-ons and casuals from Marquess. Looking at their blog, they seem to do a lot of lazymans though.
post #952 of 2868
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The July edition of MEN'S EX is on sale today.



Has an interesting interview with MASARU OKUYAMA, who operates an bespoke operation from Wan Chai, HK.
post #953 of 2868
Ha didn't know it's out. Downloading AppStore version.
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Hi there. We were referred to you by the shoesnob. You seem to have access to all of these gorgeous bespoke Japanese mens shoes. We are trying to find a way to go about purchasing them or finding a web site that is in English to purchase them through. Do you have any you can refer? Or even better a personal email where we could email you at? And when I say we I am referencing to me and my boyfriend. Thank you. There is one pair in particular we are interested in, it is, "Corno blu Bespoke Full Brogue Oxford Spectator." Thanks again. We saw the pictures in your gallery.

post #955 of 2868
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Ha didn't know it's out. Downloading AppStore version.

I used to love the Zinio store, they allowed me to preview 3 pages or so (to take a screen shot !!!). Unfortunately they got rid of that function.... frown.gif

edit: I found the way to get my 3 free pages, so.... I still love Zinio fing02[1].gif
Edited by nutcracker - 6/6/13 at 4:16am
post #956 of 2868
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Bottega Tramoda by Keisuke Okayasu

Was chilling at the neighborhood of Daikanyama, Tokyo, when I remembered there was a Roberto Ugolini trained shoemaker living and working nearby. I tracked it down, and walked in w/o appointment. The shoemaker was nice enough to chat with me and allowed me to take some photos.

Founded in 2010, the Bespoke only workshop, Bottega Tramoda, is run by a duo of Chihiro Osada (women's shoes), and Keisuke Okayasu (men's shoes). Okayasu spent his time learning shoemaking in Florence, where he apprenticed under Roberto Ugolini and other local shoemakers.

AppleMark


Bespoke samples. A pair starts from ¥200,000 yen.


The silhouette is decidedly Italian.


AppleMark

Single Monk, tastefully done.

AppleMark
Another Bespoke sample, in profile.


Wooden lasts


The airy atelier doubles as a shoemaking school.

Bottega Tramoda
http://bottegatramoda.web.fc2.com
post #957 of 2868
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Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post

I understand 30k yen can also get you an outstanding meal at Jiro Ono's 3 michelin star sushi restaurant.

Or a nice pair of hand welted french calf shoes.
post #958 of 2868
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Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post

I understand 30k yen can also get you an outstanding meal at Jiro Ono's 3 michelin star sushi restaurant.

For the best sushi in Japan just look for a kaiten-zushi with a queue at lunch time. Always fresh.
post #959 of 2868
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How much would a plate of famous (or infamous) Fugu Sashimi (pufferfish) set you back?




One more question: Do restaurants expect payment before serving the dish? - Inquisitive minds want to know!

That plate looks like its for 3-4 people on a standard 27cm plate. Expect to pay around ¥2000 per person, so that plate should set you back ¥8000. Would cost more @ nicer restaurants with presumably higher grade pufferfishes.

Pufferfishes used to cost A LOT because of scarcity and also for the difficulty to prepare. But nowadays you can eat pufferfishes pretty much in any Japanese restaurant, as they are now 'farmed' and mass produced.

You pay after dinner here in Japan, unless you're at some fast food joint (ramen, soba etc....). Nicer restaurants have a 10% service fees included, no need to tip.

Yes and there are fugu restaurants near just about every train station. Had it a couple of times, meh.
post #960 of 2868
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

I have seen better in Hong Kong.

you mean better price? I am not sure about pufferfish in Taiwan, but sushi is usually cheaper in Taiwan.

Good quality sushi in Japan (not in an up market restaurant) runs about 115 yen to 150 yen per regular plate. Even average sushi in Japan is much better than anything I've had in Taiwan. Low sample rate though I've eaten sushi exactly 4 times in Taiwan 3 times at cheap places and once at a fancy place.
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