Monday was a bit of rest for the two of us since I had to work. But on Tuesday, I found out from the bossman that my lone student of that day had pulled a dotakyan, so I ended up taking The Egg to another favorite foodie place...The Gyoza Stadium in the Sunshine 60 Building in Ikebukuro.
Created several years ago, it's still going strong since the gyoza (meat-and-garlic filled dumplings) are firmly esconced within the Japanese mentality as a much-beloved side dish. This is the gate in front of the exhibition of representative gyoza restaurants from the country.
And these are the banners showing the prize dishes by the serious and stern chefs who create them. From left to right are two Tokyo establishments, an Utsunomiya restaurant (the city is widely known as the national home for gyoza) and the one on the right is a restaurant from Hokkaido. They're all good.
Nice use of my sparkly feature on my digital. This is apparently a sign for a Chinese gyoza shop, the place that I ultimately got my lunch from.
Again, one of the features on my camera was responsible for giving the dining area in The Gyoza Stadium somewhat more of an atmospheric glow. Although all of the restaurants have their own seating spaces, there is this large general seating area for everyone to munch on their dumplings.