January 23, 2011

Monjya-yaki and the Lion King's Simba

Last night my wife and I went to the house warming party of some friends of ours. They had just moved back from New York, where the husband was studying law at Columbia University. They rented out the lounge on the 37th floor of their building near Tsukishima. It had an excellent view of Tokyo Tower, which I forgot to take pictures of. We hung out for a few hours, and later one those of us that remained went out for Monjya-yaki (the Tokyo specific version of Okonomi-yaki that is more soupy and has less flour) in nearby Tsukishima, which is well known for Monjya-yaki shops.

It was only the second time I've ever had Monjya-yaki, but was quite nice. We had a lot of fun. The most unusual aspect of the night is that one of the people at the party is an actor in "The Lion King" - he plays Simba. Just by chance when my friend was in New York, he sat down next to this guy who was also in New York at the time, and they became friends. So we had a good time talking about plays and musicals and the like.

R. and I actually had tickets to see the Lion King, but due to a comedy of booking errors, ended up giving the tickets away to other friends. So we're going to have to try again to see it in Tokyo. It will be a lot more fun thinking that an acquaintance of ours might be in the show!



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Re: Monjya-yaki and the Lion King's Simba
I am a big fan of Monjyayaki and Okonomiyaki. The food is one
of the things I miss most about Japan.
Posted 9 years, 2 months ago by Japan Australia • @wwwReply
Re: Monjya-yaki and the Lion King's Simba
Simba? your new friend is the main character? that would make it way more exciting to see the show, I'm sure!
...do you think that previous comment was entirely computer generated, or just extremely poorly translated? my head hurts. ;)

Posted 9 years, 1 month ago by Kyra • • • Reply
Re: Monjya-yaki and the Lion King's Simba
Yeah, he is one of the actors that plays the role of Simba - there are a few apparently, so you can't know for sure if he will be on for a given night or not.

I get a bunch of spam comments (my fault for running my own server) but I run through here once or twice a week and delete them. It was pretty clearly just spam farm junk.
Posted 9 years, 1 month ago by FuguTabetai • @wwwReply

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