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Weekly Column Kanda This and That 324


ReleaseJune 27, 2019

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I went to a yakiniku restaurant after a long time. Located under a raised railway, the restaurant is called “Ito Kacho” (“Mr. Ito, section chief”). It is a strange name for a restaurant, but it came from “i toka cho (stomach and intestine; entrails which are collectively called horumon),” which are the main offerings of the restaurant (a good idea of the operating group). I have heard that it has a reputation of offering high-quality entrails for reasonable prices, so the young group of the local community (Kaji-2-chokai seinenbu) get together at the restaurant quite often. I always wanted to go there, but I thought I wouldn’t have a chance to go because my husband dislikes horumon. He really hates horumon! But, I could go to the restaurant, because I got a coupon for a free dinner. Thank you very much! While my husband was happy eating beef tongue, short rib, and outside skirt, I ordered horumon dishes! I tried the restaurant’s most recommended dish, gopchang (small intestines) (590 yen). Hmm, it is indeed delicious! When I chew it, the sweetness of the fat spreads into my mouth. It is an addictive taste. It is also rich in collagen, as well as vitamins A and B, iron, and zinc, making my skin happy! To my dear husband, you should take your beloved wife to this restaurant again to let her eat more horumon for her beauty!

Kanda This and That

*The information herein is as of June 2019.

Writer:Fumiko Ogawa

The wife of a couple who run a bakery near Kanda Station, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. She writes mainly about everyday and miscellaneous matters that happen around her and also in her neighborhood. She distributes her writings as "Weekly Column Kanda This and That" to the shop's customers and they are very popular. She is from Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture.