Crazy Japanese Imports
Those "Japanese imports." Yeah, that's what Joe Buck called Daisuke Matsuzaka and Hideki Okajima. Like they were cars...
As far as I'm concerned Matsuzaka and Okajima both earned their keep this evening. AL Champs, baby. I wonder if he was wearing his toe-sox tonight? Whatever it takes. And I have to add, it was heart-warming to see all the Boston fans turned out with Japanese headbands, flags and signs in support of Daisuke's start tonight. I just loved it!
Meanwhile, back in Tokyo...
An import that I wouldn't recommend...did you see this invention in the NYTimes? You think a mugger will be fooled by the vending machine disguise? He'd have to be drunk not to notice the feet, but let's just hope he's not thirsty. Worse, what if he's drunk and thirsty?
Curry rice is a home-style Japanese dish that is really satisfying. Reminded the other day at Mentai Noodle House on Hereford Street how happy a roughly $6.00 bowl can make you feel. Maybe the paranoid inventor of the vending machine camouflage should settle down to some comfort food.
Ken's Ramen at the Super88 gets thumbs up in Chow, I'll have to check that out and report back. Predictably, Wagamama is 0 for 2 in the curry rice and ramen recommendations that I've heard. Skip 'em. Head to Super 88, Porter Square or Mentai Noodle house.