8.202 Clam and Spicy Soft Tofu Stew

8.201

26 (Wed) July 2017

Clam and Spicy Soft Tofu Stew

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-Shinjuku, Tokyo-

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Mission to Japan, Day 4 (see previously 8.201 (Part of) Kaiseki).

In Tokyo and beyond.  Here to oversee various preparations in advance of the upcoming Third Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentarian Forum on Global Health in August.

Tokyo is the 27th city and newest addition to this list of places outside of Korea where I’ve eaten Korean food in a restaurant (roughly in order of experience) :

  1. USA : 01.01 Silicon Valley (San Jose, Santa Clara, etc.) CA; 01.02 New York NY; 01.03 Boston MA; 01.04 Northern Virginia VA; 01.05 East Bay (Oakland, Berkeley, etc.) CA; 01.06 Los Angeles CA; 01.07 San Francisco CA; 01.08 San Diego CA; 01.12 Chicago IL; 01.13 Washington DC; 01.24 Guam (6.283 The Boss’s Beefy Birthday Bash)
  2. THA : 02.09 Bangkok; 02.10 Pattaya
  3. CHE : 03.11 Geneva
  4. GBR : 04.14 London
  5. CHN : 05.15 Beijing
  6. KHM : 06.16 Phnom Penh (3.269 Fried Beef with Red Ants)
  7. LAO : 07.17 Vientiane (3.272 Pho Ga)
  8. PHL : 08.18 Metro Manila (5.005 Ki for Ki) / 08.20 Batangas (5.223 Galbi Tang and More)
  9. FJI : 09.19 Suva (5.178 Bibimbab)
  10. PNG : 10.21 Port Moresby (5.276 Spicy Chicken Muchim)
  11. RUS : 11.22 Moscow (5.286 Chili Mango Prawns…)
  12. AUS : 12.23 Melbourne (5.342 Crocodile Meat…)
  13. MYS : 13.25 Kuala Lumpur (6.333 Jacked — Three Ways)
  14. JPN : 14.26 Wakoshi (7.266 Gu Ba) / 14.27 Tokyo (8.202 Clam and Spicy Soft Tofu Stew)

Haneda Airport International Terminal

Not flying business class, but my Priority Pass got me into the lounge.

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As always, I am grateful for and respectful of the opportunity to travel, especially via business class, including access to lounges.  Any comments here, even the negative ones, are simply relative to other business class experiences, not complaints per se.

BEST IN LOUNGE – an on-going ranking of dining experiences in business lounges:

  1. TURKEY – Istanbul Ataturk Airport – Turkish Airlines Lounge (8.052 Köfte + Piliç)
  2. SINGAPORE – Singapore Changi Airport – Singapore Airlines Lounge (6.237 Coconut Panna Cotta)
  3. NETHERLANDS – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol – KLM Crown Lounge (6.311 Beef & Beetroot Meatballs)
  4. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Abhu Dhabi International Airport – Etihad Airways Lounge (6.154 Shakshouka)
  5. AUSTRALIA – Brisbane Airport – Singapore Airlines Lounge (6.242 Scallops)
  6. JAPAN – Haneda Airport International Terminal
  7. JORDAN – Queen Alia International Airport – Royal Jordanian Crown Lounge (6.159 Memories of Hummus)
  8. THAILAND – Suvarnabhumi Airport – Royal Silk Lounge  (7.306 Fried Black Cod …)
  9. GERMANY – Flughafen München – Lufthansa Lounge (6.307 Chicken in Cream Sauce)
  10. RUSSIA – Moscow Domodedovo Airport (5.286 Chili Mango Prawns)
  11. INDIA – Indira Gandhi International Airport (7.313 Braised Pork Balls)
  12. KOREA – Incheon International Airport – Asiana Business Class Lounge (Satellite Terminal) (5.363 Past + Sandwich for the Elite)
  13. KOREA – Incheon International Airport – Korean Air Prestige Lounge (Satellite Terminal) (6.090 Shin Ramyeon BLACK)
  14. KOREA – Incheon International Airport – Star Alliance Lounge (2.036 Shin Ramyeon…)
  15. UNITED STATES of AMERICA – John F Kennedy International Airport – Korean Air Lounge (7.039 Sauteed Cod Fillet)
  16. SWITZERLAND – Geneva International Airport
  17. CHINA – Hong Kong International Airport (5.182 Har Gao)
  18. PHILIPPINES – Ninoy Aquino International Airport – MIASCOR Lounge (6.305 Chicken Congee)
  19. FIJI – Nadi International Airport (5.181 Sliced Roast Lamb)

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