January 10, 2005


The other day, I watched an episode of Iron Chef where the challenger was the very young owner of a yatai, a type of outdoor cooking stand, a bit more fancy than the typical hot dog stand. The episode was Pumpkin battle and it was Italian vs. Italian.

Anyway, his yatai was named Nigiro. I took a quick search and discovered that the yatai (kept on the grounds of a shrine) was no longer around. Instead, there is a full-service cafe called Cafe Nigiro, serving Californian cuisine.

Just another place that I should stop in when I visit Japan. Someday.