16 (Thu) September 2010
-Sinsa, Gangnam, Seoul, Korea-
Sakanaya is a Japanese restaurant. A conveyor-belt sushi chain that I discussed in a prior post on a different location. The food’s not bad, just ridiculously expensive, most plates worth grabbing priced at 7,000 won and up.
DJ suddenly expressed a craving for eel, which he calls “flotsam-jetsam” (after the villain octopus Ursula’s two henchmen in The Little Mermaid, who are eels). We went to Sakanaya. By coincidence, the daily special just happened to be fresh boat-caught eel at 10,000 won a pop. He ended up eating 5 plates total. So long as he enjoyed it, it was worth it.
On a side note, I discovered that I’d lost my wallet en route to the restaurant, so I had to call a friend to come and pay for the meal. When he saw the bill, 90,000 won (engawa is pricy, too), he did a literal double-take and asked, “Wait, it was just the two of you, right? You and the kid? What were you eating?!?”
(For more details re food, see WHAT)
(For more details re venues, see WHERE IN KOREA)