On the rare half-day that ochungg managed to allocate towards freedom, the obvious route to take was one filled with food and intense discussions over DAY6.
For the minimal appetite that I retained, I suggested for the Gyu Curry be split - along the lines of a 7:3 ratio with ochungg - in fear of being unable to finish a single dish in its entirety.
The curry came with a large hard-boiled egg, though I did not try as the tacky aftertaste of a crumbly cooked yolk is highly unpleasant for me. Instead, a soft-boiled "spring" egg was requested as a side, along with a bowl of gritty miso soup economically priced at seventy-nine cents.
Perhaps it should have been further clarified that the sides were to be consumed separately, but at least none of the yolk and its runny goodness had been lost when it drained into the plump rice grains underneath.
Fast-paced was the atmosphere of the establishment: efficient with no-frills hearty Japanese curry dishes concocted to suit the tastebuds of tourists and sleep-deprived commuter students alike.
Stalls were separated by gender and kept to minimum levels of cleanliness, as well as illumination.
Soap dispensers were ancient and struggled with functional failure. Locks were broken, expxosing protruding edges sharp enough to cause painful removal of epidermal tissue. Should one not take care (like me), cuts could easily result from a simple attempt at sliding a lock.
Frankly speaking, the journey towards Distillery is more tradition than adventure. Despite that only a handful of distinctions can be made between recurring instances of the event, the purpose of dropping by resides with the setting's wondrous light display and overall photograph-ability.
To keep my hands free, I did not purchase a beverage in preparation for the chilly trek. Instead, two cookies of varying sizes were utilized as energy sources.
When I inquired about the description of the cookie, specifically "What makes good quality matcha 'good'?", I received a puzzled look in return. It wasn't a big deal though - the cookie was delicious and customer service was exceptionally friendly.
The first bite proved me wrong for ever contemplating doubting the mix. A soft specimen oozing with indulgent flavours materialized in my mouth. Once again, crunchy bits of fragrant sesame made a subtle, but discernible appearance. Interwined between chunks of sweet milk chocolate were hints of sea salt, which succeeded in providing the ultimate sweet-savoury product.
Needless to say, I will glady be re-purchasing both of these when the occasion arises.