Tym texts that he will be coming to Anacortes this afternoon, so Herb and I walk down the dock to see what he is cooking for dinner. We know June is the cook of the family and the most that Tym makes is 'reservations.'
He asks if we have ever been to the Japanese Restaurant in Anacortes, and we have not. So after Happy Hour we walk the few blocks and look forward to a nice Asian meal.
The menu has many good choices, but Tym offers to order since he has been there many times. We think that is a good idea. He asks the waitress where the Bento box meal is -- it used to be #6 on the menu. She replies that they took it off because it was too expensive and too popular.
Well, Tym says, could you bring it back just for tonight? My friends and I are really hungry. She goes to the kitchen to ask, while he explains to us that it is a meal with rice, fish or meat, and vegetables usually in a box-shaped container. We agree to try it, and Tym orders four -- one for each of us. The waitress says "Four? That's a lot of food!" Tym says yes, four and don't get them mixed up. She laughs at the joke.
For starters we are served a delicious bowl of soup and a dish of snap peas to share.
When the entrees are served, I am amazed at the size of the Bento box and the quantity of food. I will never be able to eat all this, but I'll take half home for tomorrow's lunch.
Chopsticks are passed around and Tym demonstrates how to hold them -- it seems I have forgotten.
The rice has to be sticky rice, or chopsticks won't work.
Sure it's a lot of food, but Herb, you should eat from your own plate.
Thanks, Tym, for your suggestion of a restaurant. I will have left-overs for two more meals.
Willie of Willie's Tug,
and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
Wednesday, July 26, 2017