SHINJUKU, Japan // Fat is the new black. Semi-fat red tuna, fatty tuna, fattier tuna, fattiest tuna, and broiled fattiest tuna. That is the sushi platter we order not once, not twice, but three times. After 4 months in skeptical food conditions and a diet consisting mainly of rice, chicken, and noodles, it was a real luxury to gorge ourselves on the best of the best top grade sushi. We also enjoyed hibachi wagyu steak grilled to perfection. Japan not only brought sushi and steak back into our life but also flushing sitting toilets fully equipped with toilet paper, bidet spray, and background music. The cleanliness and efficiency of this city was a welcome change from the bus times that delay hours and the garbage stacked high in every open ditch. Though our 4 day Japan extended layover was about 4 times more expensive than our entire month in Laos, it was nice to be back to civilization.
XOXO, Confessions of a Tuna Addict