Saturday, August 30, 2008

Fine Dining

By day, a taped up cart. By night, a noodle restaurant complete with milk cart seating. Shot in Tokyo.

12 comments:

Orchid64 said...

I think these little places are great in many ways, but I am concerned about how hygienic they are. Being out in the open and all, and clearly being quite old, I can't help but feel a little concerned.

lina said...

so, just like Ultraman, Kamen Riders and Power Rangers, this cart can go "henshin" in a matter of seconds. :D

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Hey Orchid - yep, I agree with you there.

Hey Lina - that is one of the funniest comments I've read this year :)

Nabeel said...

sure, many third world countries have such "thelas" or carts .. and believe me, many of them have great food and have loyal customers.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Hi Nabeel - yeh definately, but Japan is far from third world which is why I found this so amusing.

Tornadoes28 said...

It's those dirty looking rundown places that often have the best tasting food.

You just don't want to know what is in the food but you eat it anyways because it is so good.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Hey Tornadoes - I agree. In Japan I don't worry too much about them, but have to confess, don't usually buy from them when I'm in some other parts of Asia.

Megane~kun said...

Hear hear!

In my country, the best food always come from those street-side stalls. I have fond childhood memories of them; eating delicious hot treats on a weekday afternoon.

As I grew up though, my parents began to warn me about sanitation and stuff... *sigh* I miss those cheap fish balls.

Ever since coming to Japan, I haven't seen stalls like that yet. Do they come out only at night? What do they sell? Oden, ramen, and stuff?

said...

Oh... i carry around so much stuff, i need a cart like that!

billywest said...

I like to show up just a little before "opening" time and start banging away on the cart while yelling "Akero! Hayaku Akero! hara heta nandayo!"

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Hey billy - lol I have a great visual image in my head now of you doing just that :)

Tornadoes28 said...

In America, they are called "Greasy Spoons", a dirty looking rundown restaurant that has the best tasting food.