Many of my students seem to live in a world where they think us ‘gaijin‘ only use knifes and forks and don’t eat Japanese food. This is so untrue and a little annoying for most of us but maybe they would have been happy to see where i went this afternoon for a ‘Viking‘ (buffet) lunch. I decided to take a break from my usual rice diet and go to ‘Shakey’s’ Pizza in Shibuya for an all-you-can-eat feast of pizza, spaghetti, fried potato’s and curry and all for the very reasonable price of 787 yen (less than £4!).
However, the main reason for me sampling this was because a couple of years ago my then neighbour (and now fellow blogger) Gideon said that he’d rather eat turd on toast than ‘Shakeys’ or something like that! I failed to believe that as even bad pizza is ok. I mean it doesn’t exactly take much to make a pizza does it?! Slap some cheese on a bit of bread and bake it and bobs yer uncle! Thats not always the case though as while tucking in to the tasty slices I had a flashback to a time in Sydney when I went for pizza with a load of people including some stupid girl who didn’t like cheese or tomato so her pizza was basically mushrooms on baked bread!
Anyway, ‘Shakeys’ was all fine as I thought it would be. Well fine for Japan which doesn’t probably say much as pizza here isn’t on a par with Europe or America. Certainly wasn’t as good as Hull where I went to University and where in my post-University house I lived within spitting distance of half a dozen good pizza takeaways.