Tuesday, October 03, 2006

More Gifts in Apology

This morning while I was groggily making coffee, I heard something get pushed through the mail slot and saw the note pictured above (click on the picture to see a large one that you can actually read). This note is from our landlord and, while it doesn't state explicitly so, I'm sure this is another gift because of the trouble they feel we were put through because of the renovation in the kitchen.

It was very nice of them to do this, particularly given how special they feel this food is and how troublesome it is to obtain.

My husband and I gave the meatballs a try and they're pretty good though I'm not especially a fan of fried food. They're kind of like a meatball tonkatsu (breaded, fried pork cutlet). They're quite huge and taste a lot like meatloaf inside.

The note and the fact that people line up for these meatballs reminds me of these types of food fads in Japan where there are certain places people line up to get things. I sometimes see T.V. programs about these places where business is booming and wonder how long their popularity lasts.


Roy said...

These are famous in Kichijoji and I've lined up for them before. But one is enough.

Sean P. Aune said...

Is this gift before or after telling them there is still a problem with the door? If it's before, expect a whole side of Kobe beef after you tell them:-p

Shari said...
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Shari said...

Roy: They bought us 5 or 6, I think. I agree that one is enough! Fortunately, they reheat well in the toaster oven so we can take a few days to eat them.

Sean: This gift came after everything was done - the floor and then 2 attempts (the last finally successful) to fix our shower door. I lol'ed at your beef comment though! As Homer Simpson says, "it's funny because it's true."