Farewell Dinner At Gomaya (2007-12-24)
I introduced them to my favorite ramen place in Ueno for an early
lunch before the shopping began. Peter paid the bill since I had
no small change with me to pay my share. When I did get some
later, he refused to take my money, thus enabling me to score a free
For dinner, I picked a restaurant that has partitioned rooms so we
could talk more carefreely without worrying the kids making a scene
when they get bored which can happen. We hadn't tried Gomaya
before but their kotatsu (a
hole under the table in which you can rest your feet) on their web site
looked promising and their menu also looked interesting, so KL made the
reservation for us from work. He arrived 45 minutes late because
he had a company dinner to attend before joining us.
Goma in Japanese means sesame seeds, therefore it's only apt that
this restaurant features sesame seeds in the majority of their
dishes. To our surprise, the dishes were much bigger than those
served in most other restaurants, and they were tasty. I enjoyed
everything I ate except the Burdock chips which were bitter and fried
tempura style (The ones I had in another restaurant were sweet and
paper thin like potato chips). I didn't eat the fried oyster and
monkfish liver because you know how I dislike fishy food.
The adults enjoyed the food as much as the children enjoyed their
"playground". I'd never seen them so content with the environment
after they finished eating. The hole under the table eventually
became their cubbyhole where they busied themselves playing
house. They obviously weren't bothered by the four pairs of
stinky adult feet surrounding them...
We were supposed to share the bill but Peter insisted on paying
again! Thank you for buying me meals the whole day, heehee.
Bistro Go Ma Ya Seno Building 3F 3-18-4 Shinjuku (1 minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station, behind ABC Mart in the building next to Kinnokuniya bookstore) Tel:03-5367-5561
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