Tonight we had dinner with the gang again! We were saying goodbye to ‘original’ Shoko who is being replaced by ‘new’ Shoko. Original Shoko is a peculiar, funny and interesting person but it’s really hard to take a picture of her. But here is one of the very few I managed to snap of her, holding her cardboard filled with going away messages from us:
Miyuki had found a flyer menu from Outback, an American chain restaurant serving so-called Australian food, most importantly steak (which is not common in Japan). We studied the menu for a week and were all intrigued (me not really having been there before both in the States and Japan), especially by that blooming onion!
From left to right, from top to bottom: Enzo, Steve, 'new' Shoko, Kazuko, Lou, Keiko, Miyuki, Sachiko, Tomomi & the Blooming Onion
We ordered a lot, a lot of food (the price tag afterwards was a lot more shocking than usual), including steaks, burgers and cheese fries. It weird but the Japanese share everything, even when at a Western restaurant, they cut everything up, even the burgers, and then it goes around the table. I’m pretty used to it nowadays, but really didn’t expect them to do it in Outback.