Dinner at Pepper Lunch for free

It is a bit cool now in the night, after having hot and humid weather in the daytime.

In the afternoon, I cleaned my room and exercised the guitar. After that, went out to eat dinner at Pepper Lunch. Having collected 12 stamps on my stamp card, I ate a steak for free. It took maybe half a year or so collecting them.

By the way, it is so quiet that I feel like melting into the darkness. So peaceful I would feel.

Next week begins a 2-week-long testing period.

Lunch at Aoshima ramen

Humid.

Went to eat ramen at lunch. Aoshima ramen, the ramen shop I went, was famous and usually people form a long line in front of it by noon so that I don’t feel like going in. But today, there were only 4 people sitting and waiting inside the shop, so I decided to line up to eat. It was within 10 minutes that I could get seated and ramen was served. It is one of the good points that you stay in the city during the Bon holidays, isn’t it?

二代目つじ田のスープに変化

小川町二代目つじ田に行った。
 
2週連続で行ったが、端的にいうと数年前に比べて味が落ちている。スープが薄くなった。2週連続で行ってラーメンとつけ麺を食べたので、これは明らかだ。
 
以前までなかった「薄いと感じたらスープを追加してください」というテプラがカウンターに貼ってあったので、おそらく意図的に行ったものだろう。
 
味が変わった理由はわからないが、おそらく大衆化の弊害だと考える。麺とスープの通信販売も始めたみたいだし、以前の癖のある濃いだし汁は大衆向けではないと判断されたのだろう。あの濃すぎるかと思えるぐらいのスープが独特で良かったのに、それを捨ててまで大衆化にこだわる必要はあるのであろうか?
 
味が変わったことと関係があるかどうかわからないが、普段は人が並びすぎていて入る気がしないつじ田に並んでいる人が2週連続で少なかった。人気も落ちているのだろうか?
 
あと、変わったことばかりになるが、BGMも変わったようだった。
 

TV・雑誌などのメディアでもひっぱりだこの行列有名店のつけめんがご自宅で!めん徳二代目つじ…

Lunch at Ootoya

It is rainy.

Went to our partner’s office for a meeting with two colleagues.   It ended after noon and we decided to eat at a restaurant which resided in the same building.  

Ootoya is a famous restraunt chain which I had used many times in the past, but it was a while since I went to Ootoya the last time.   That Ootoya was spacious and had sophisticated atomosphere. 

The restaurant was crowded and we had to wait about 10 minutes to enter.   And it took another 15 minutes for them to prepare our meal after our placing the order.  

The meal itself was excellent and cheap for the quality, but I thought that it took too much time for lunch.  

Ootoya
http://www.ootoya.com/