Dinner at Korean Restaurant “Chidimi”-4

Hi, this is the website for “0 yen! Japanese Lesson”. Come to my class that is taken place in “CROSS PAL NIIGATA” in Ishizuecho, Niigata on Wednesday night and Saturday afternoon. Please note that Saturday afternoon class is exclusively for a beginner who hardly know anything about Japanese. The latest information is always shown at the top of this site so that you can get time schedule and room numbers. The nearest bus stop is Ishizuecho, however some buses don’t stop at this bus stop. In such a case, please get off a bus at Honcho and come back a little to the direction of Shinano River. The instructor has finished “Japanese Language Teacher Training Course (420 hours and above) and passed the “Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test” administered by the Japan Educational Exchanges and Services on October 22, 2017.

I went to Chidimi that is Korean restaurant in Niigata. It is near Honcho Market and next to “International Barcode”. Please use the following latitude and longitude to search on  Googlemaps.

37.919569,139.046535

It is on the ground floor of a very old Japanese style wooden house. The wall is painted yellow so it is easy for you to find.

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I ordered Kimchi Pork on the rice “Buta Kimuchi Donburi”.

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I would say, there was a lot of pork, probably too much pork for my small stomach.

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By the way, the important mission in Chidimi was to replace the monthly flier. If you want to see the following yellow flier, go to Chidimi and eat a lot of Korean Food.

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Lunch at Chinese Restaurant “Houryuu (Peng Long)” -2

Hi, this is the website for “0 yen! Japanese Lesson”. Come to my class that is taken place in “CROSS PAL NIIGATA” in Ishizuecho, Niigata on Wednesday night and Saturday afternoon. Please check the latest information on this site for the exact time and room numbers. The nearest bus stop is Ishizuecho, however some buses don’t stop at this bus stop. In such a case, please get off a bus at Honcho and come back a little to the direction of Shinano River. The instructor has finished “Japanese Language Teacher Training Course (420 hours and above) and passed the “Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test” administered by the Japan Educational Exchanges and Services on October 22, 2017.

I went today to a Chinese Restaurant “Houryuu” in Honcho. There is an old shopping mall in Honcho, Niigata. At the end of the street with roof, you will find “Oumi Shopping Center”. Houryu is just behind the door. For your convenience, the latitude and longitude are;

37.920115,139.046342

The red roof and red cloth indicate there is a Chinese restaurant.

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I visited there around 1p.m. When I sat at the table, I was only one in the restaurant. But so many people came then.

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Anyway this is my Mabo Rahmen.

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Of course I left a package of “Advertisement Tissue” there. It was Chinese version. I have to go to Thai and India restaurants to distribute English version of it. Please go to Houryuu and eat a lot of Chinese Food! Note that the restaurant closes in a little early evening because Oumi shopping center closes everyday around 5 p.m. or so.

 

Dinner at Korean Restaurant “Do Re Mi”-2

Hi, this is the website for “0 yen! Japanese Lesson”. Come to my class that is taken place in “CROSS PAL NIIGATA” in Ishizuecho, Niigata on Wednesday night and Saturday afternoon. Please check the latest information on this site for the exact time and room numbers. The nearest bus stop is Ishizuecho, however some buses don’t stop at this bus stop. In such a case, please get off a bus at Honcho and come back a little to the direction of Shinano River. The instructor has finished “Japanese Language Teacher Training Course (420 hours and above) and passed the “Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test” administered by the Japan Educational Exchanges and Services on October 22, 2017.

And let me tell you my “Running around Furumachi”.  I went to Korean restaurant “Doremi(ドレミ) tonight and had a dinner there. It is a little difficult to tell you the location in English, so please google the following latitude and longitude. Anyway it is in the “drinking area” of Furumachi, Niigata.

37.924266,139.044660

Actually the photo below was taken last time on December 2018. I forgot to take a photo tonight because I was too drunken. As you see in the photo, Do, Re, and Mi are put on the places for Fa, La, and Do, respectively. But if you put them the correct positions on Do, Re, and Mi, they are too high or low. So you shouldn’t care such tiny thing. And I tell you, the important thing is that the one sharp is on the right position, I mean on Fa. So I think the person who made this lighting sign knew well about music sheet.

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I ordered beer first. These three are “Otoushi”. The left is egg plants, the center is turnip (I have got to know this word this time first), and the right is slices of Daikon.

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You guys know that I had already visited Korean restaurants many times. One thing I have noticed is that, even in Korean restaurant, it is rare to eat Kimchi these days. It is funny because Kimchi is the most important dish in Korean food. But I haven’t seen it as Banchan recently. Of course I can order Kimchi as one dish. But I worry that it may be too big to one person. Thinking about this issue well, I have reached a solution. Tonight is the time to try that solution. I ordered Kimchi Chigae.

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I ordered Kimchi Chigae, but I saw the lady opened a can of SPAM in the preparation. Actually it was dream-like moment for me because I had another issue about Korean food. It was that I cannot order Budae Chigae for me because it is too big for one person. Maybe an explanation is needed. Budae Chige’s Budae means army unit. So the dish is always big such that is served in the army unit. And there is a rule. Budae chige must use SPAM.  I have long been dreamed to eat Budae chige with SPAM in Korean restaurant. But I have never eaten. Although it was not exactly a Budae Chigae, I would say, my dream came true tonight. I found many slices of SPAM in my Kimchi chigae.

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When I left Doremi, I left 20 packages of paper towel as advertisement of my Japanese lesson. Go to Doremi in Furumachi and eat a lot of Korean Food.

韓国居酒屋ドレミでキムチチゲを食べました。ごちそうさまでした。SPAMが入っているキムチチゲというのも面白い発想でございました。また行きますよ~

 

 

Dinner at Chinese Restaurant “Yasuya (Anjia)”-1

Hi, this is the website for “0 yen! Japanese Lesson” which is taken place in “CROSS PAL NIIGATA” in Ishizuecho, Niigata. Come to my class on Wednesday night and Saturday afternoon. Please check the latest information on this site for the exact time and room numbers. The nearest bus stop is Ishizuecho, however some buses don’t stop at this bus stop. In such a case, please get off a bus at Honcho and come back a little to the direction of Shinano River. The instructor has finished “Japanese Language Teacher Training Course (420 hours and above) and passed the “Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test” administered by the Japan Educational Exchanges and Services on October 22, 2017.

And tonight I went to Yasuya in Minatomachidori 3 nocho for my dinner. It is a Chinese restaurant actually famous for its reasonable menu. The restaurant is located in 200 meter southwest from Shimuzu Food Center Minatomachi-ten. For accurate location, please google the latitude and longitude below.

37.928637,139.052982

It was windy and rainy, but somehow I could get to the restaurant in the residential area.

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I ordered a 1-go (180ml) of Japanese Sake. The lady poured sake a lot to the Tokkuri bottle. It seemed to be more than 180ml. As you see in the photo, the color of label changed from yellow to light green. Soon you will see this “paper towel for promotion” in Korean, Chinese, Thai, and India restaurants around Furumachi (hope so).

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Actually I try to eat less oil because my health check in May 2018 said that my cholesterol level is too high. So I changed my eating habit. I haven’t taken much oil these days. It sometimes makes me crazy for oily food, so tonight, I broke my rule not to eat oily food. I ordered a Yuurinchii (油淋鶏yóulínjī) set.

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Ah, it was a big fried chicken. My dinner costed 1,026 JPY. Youlinji set menu was 550yen, one tokkuri of sake was 400yen, and 8% of sales tax. Anyway I strongly recommend you going to “Yasuya” and eating a lot of Chinese food.

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When I gave the lady “Promotion paper towel”, I asked her “Zhong guo ren lai ma?” I meant “Do Chinese come (to this restaurant)?” hoping that she gave it to Chinese customers. She didn’t get what I said a while. When I opened the door to leave, she has got it and said “Zhong guo ren lai ma?”.  I was so happy that my simple Chinese was understood by her.

 

2019年6軒目は、本町からちょっと北に行った「安家」です。地域コミュニティーの中でがんばっておられます。お母さんの足が悪いのか、お大事になさってください。

Dinner at Chinese Restaurant “Mampukuen (Wanfuyuan)” -2

Hi, this is the website for “0 yen! Japanese Lesson”. The lesson is usually done on Wednesday night and Saturday afternoon. Please check the latest information on this site for the exact time and room numbers. The classes are taken place in “CROSS PAL NIIGATA” in Ishizuecho, Niigata. The nearest bus stop is Ishizuecho, however some buses don’t stop at this bus stop. In such a case, please get off a bus at Honcho and come back a little to the direction of Shinano River. The instructor has finished “Japanese Language Teacher Training Course (420 hours and above) and passed the “Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test” administered by the Japan Educational Exchanges and Services on October 22, 2017.

Last night I went to Manpukuen in Honcho for my dinner. The restaurant is in front of Takeyama Hospital. It is near the back door of Itoyokado supermarket. Please google the latitude and longitude below for exact location.

37.920680,139.047734

It was a just before 9 p.m., already a little late for dinner. So there was only one customer other than me.

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A glass of Chinese sake makes me feel better. Ten packs of paper towel with yellow label are advertisement of my Japanese Lesson. I am not sure but I think I made 160 of this. This in the photo is actually the last 16th. I gave it to the lady in the restaurant. Last time I gave the same 10 packs. She said she gave it to “Liuxuesheng” which means international student(s).

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I ordered Hoikourou (回鍋肉, 回锅肉, huíguōròu) set menu. Can you believe this costs only 650 yen? Since the glass of Chinese sake “Shoukoushu” is 380 yen, my dinner was just 1,030 yen. I think this is the cheapest combination of set menu and one glass of alcohol. In other restaurant, it costs more.

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It is said that Chinese Food in Japan is different so much from the original Chinese food. This Hoikourou dish was cooked by Chinese in Niigata. But I don’t know whether the taste is different from real Chinese food or not. Actually it was salty, but it’s okay. Prices are very reasonable and the lady is very polite. Go there and eat a lot of Chinese food!

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2019年5軒目は・・・ちょっと私としては外食しすぎな感じになってきましたが、竹山病院前の萬福園です。ホイコーロー定食を食べました。たった1030円しか払わないくせに、黄色いティッシュで協力要請するずうずうしい私でごさいます。すみません。ちょっと遅い時間に行ったので、前回と違ってひっそりとしていました。

 

Dinner in Korean Restaurant “Fuyu no Sonata” -2

Hi, this is the website for “0 yen! Japanese Lesson”. The lesson is usually done on Wednesday night and Saturday afternoon. Please check the latest information on this site for the exact time and room numbers. The classes are taken place in “CROSS PAL NIIGATA” in Ishizuecho, Niigata. I am looking forward to seeing you there. The instructor has finished “Japanese Language Teacher Training Course (420 hours and above) and passed the “Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test” administered by the Japan Educational Exchanges and Services on October 22, 2017.

And just before, I went to one of Korean restaurants in Furumachi, whose name is “Futu no Sonata” meaning “Winter Sonata”. Apparently it is named after the famous Korean TV drama. It is easy for you to get to this restaurant because it is just a 30 meter north of the famous hotel “Italiaken”. For your convenience, I put the latitude and longitude of the restaurant location. Please google them, go there, and eat a lot of Korean Food!

37.925649,139.044568

The inside is clean and blight. It is nice atmosphere.

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Since I have already eaten Sundup Chige before, this time I tried eating Ika Chige. Ika is a seafood but not fish, you know. It is squid. What you see below are Ika-chigae, Otoushi (the left has already been eaten), rice, and Beer. The soup of the Chigae was hot by red pepper. I liked it very much.

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Ika rings!

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And I left these advertisement packs of paper towel not on the table but I handed them to the lady in the restaurant. While I was eating, two other guests came. It seemed like many foreign people like to come to this Korean restaurant. Hoping that some of those foreign people are interested in my Japanese Lesson. Oh by the way, Niigata City International Exchange Foundation has put two small icon images on their web site today. They are links to this blog. They will be shown until the middle of March. Please visit the following pages — and come back here(:D)

NIEF Chinese Page

NIEF English page

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2019年4軒目でつ。「冬のソナタ」こういうネーミング好きです。いつもスンドゥプでは何なので、別のにしようと思いましたが、コムタンにしたらお肉ばっかりなんだろうなと思い、ふと目に付いた「イカチゲ」にしてみました。辛さ加減が私好みでちょうど良いお味でした。イカリングさんも思ったより入っていて良かったです。お店の人に、旧正月ソルラルは韓国に帰らないのですか、と聞いてみましたが、私のソルラルの発音がSoruraruなので、通じなくて、多分ソウルのことだと思われたでしょう。外国語の発音は難しいものです。宣伝テッシュを受け取っていただき、ありがとうございます。また行きますよ~!

 

Dinner in Chinese Restaurant “Harbin Can ting” -2

Hi, this is the website for “0yen! Japanese Lesson”. The lessons are usually done on Wednesday night and Saturday afternoon. Exact times and room numbers are shown in this web site, please check them out and come to my class. The classes are taken place in “CROSS PAL NIIGATA” in Ishizuecho, Niigata. The instructor has finished “Japanese Language Teacher Training Course (420 hours and above) and passed the “Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test” administered by the Japan Educational Exchanges and Services on October 22, 2017.

Last night I went to Haerbin Canting (hā ěr bīn cān tīng, 哈尔滨餐厅, Harupin Sancho, Halupin Sancho, Harubin Sanchou, Harbin Restaurant) for my dinner. The restaurant is located in Furumachi. Please google the following latitude and longitude.

37.924173,139.045419

It is Furumachi but one or two blocks north of the main street Masayakoji on which the buses run. This red thing welcomes you.

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I ordered BBQ pork on steamed rice, 750 yen. Sake was “Kikusui” ichi-go (means 180ml), 320 yen. In total, my dinner was just 1,070 yen. Don’t you think it’s reasonable? Steamed rice is hidden under the BBQed pork. Actually the pork was a little salty, which may not be good for your health but good for “an accompaniment” of Sake. I liked these “a lot of Onion”. Zaasai on the left is also a little salty, I prefer less salty side dishes. But anyway, I should not say any complaint because they are working hard all the night.

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When I paid and left, I asked the lady of the restaurant whether or not Harbin is the city that holds the ice festival in this time around. She said yes. I have never been to Harbin, let alone the ice festival. But I just thought I would like to visit and look at the objet d’art made of ice in Harbin someday. And I thought she should be missing her hometown.

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昨晩行った、食べ歩き3軒目は中華料理の「ハルピン」でした。夜9時頃行ったのですが、他のお客さんはいませんでした。お肉が食べたかったので、焼肉飯¥750にしてみました。タマネギたっぷりは悪くないです。お酒は毎回紹興酒だとコストがかかりますので、今回は菊水にしました。一合¥320は安いと思います。合計1070円。韓国料理より安いのは、確かです。お店の人に、氷祭りがあるのはハルピンですか?と聞いたら、そうだと言いました。きっと、故郷が懐かしいでしょうね。

Dinner in Korean Restaurant “Sumire” -2

Hi, this is the website for “0yen! Japanese Lesson”. The lessons are usually done on Wednesday night and Saturday afternoon. Exact times and room numbers are shown in this web site, please check them out and come to my class. The classes are taken place in “CROSS PAL NIIGATA” in Ishizuecho, Niigata. The instructor has finished “Japanese Language Teacher Training Course (420 hours and above) and passed the “Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test” administered by the Japan Educational Exchanges and Services on October 22, 2017.

Anyway, last night I went to Sumire (すみれ) which is a Korean restaurant in Furumachi.  The lady who runs Sumire had worked in “Matsuya” for 15 years. She said now she has got used to her new restaurant, Sumire. Sumire is a Japanese word that means “lily”. The sign board in front of the restaurant says “Old Matsuya” with the new name “Sumire”. The restaurant is located on the following latitude and longitude. Google them! and go eat her Korean food!

37.925554,139.045991

This is the second time for me to come to Sumire. Last time I ate Sundup Chige. This time I ate Chidimi with beer. She gave me salty sea weed with sesame oil which you can see upper right in the photo. This restaurant is clean and has nice atmosphere. And you can enjoy talking to her. Recommended.

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新年明けまして2回目の食べ歩きは、韓国家庭料理「すみれ」、旧松屋さんにお邪魔しました。特注?で1人前のチヂミを作っていただきました。手間は普通サイズと変わらないでしょうに、ディスカウントしていただき、本当にありがとうございます。韓国海苔はサービスでした。これでは客単価が小さすぎて申し訳ないから、冷麺(ネンミョン?)でも追加で頼もうかとしばらく悩みましたが、いかんせん、胃袋のサイズは1人分で、食べ過ぎはできません。また行きますよ~。

 

 

Dinner in Chinese Restaurant “Toushouhanten” -2

Hi, this is the website for “0yen! Japanese Lesson”. The lessons are usually done on Wednesday night and Saturday afternoon. Exact times and room numbers are shown in this web site, please check them out and come to my class. The classes are taken place in “CROSS PAL NIIGATA” in Ishizuecho, Niigata. Some of you need to cross Bandai Bridge to come to CROSS PAL NIIGATA in this chilly winter season. But learning in my class brings you warmth and comfortable experiences of Japanese language learning. The instructor has finished 420 hours Japanese teaching training course and has got a certification of Japanese teaching.

Anyway, tonight I went to Toushouhanten (腾翔饭店) for dinner. Black vinegar pork course was 780yen, and 180mm Sake was 520 yen. In total, it was just 1300 yen. The good news is that you don’t need to pay tip in Japan. This makes my life easier. The restaurant is located on the following latitude and longitude. Google them! and go eat their Chinese food!

37.919896,139.046470

BTW, Niigata International Exchange Foundation will put a link from their site

English page of NIEF

to this site from tomorrow. The link is available for two months (Jan.7-Mar.7).

For the sake of record, as of January 8th at 19:46, advertisements of this site and links are not appeared on NIEF site. Two links should have been placed on English and Chinese sites on January 7th.

Now the links are placed on NIEF sites. Confirmed at 15:33 on January 15, 2019.

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明けましておめでとうございます。2019年最初の食べ歩きは、本町商店街の南側の出口にある中華料理の「騰翔飯店(とうしょうはんてん)」でした。前回の酢豚よりちょっと見た目黒い、黒酢豚定食を食べました。やはりスマホではきれいな写真が撮れないです。騰翔飯店さんには今年もお世話になります。どうぞよろしく。

かんこくいざかや「どれみ」へ いきました。-1

こんにちは。「免費!日語教室」です。まいしゅう どようびの ごご3じから くろすぱる にいがたで にほんごを おしえています。この にほんごきょうしつの せんでんを するために、きょうは かんこくいざかやの「どれみ」へ いきました。2かいめ です。

ちかがいの にしぼりろーさの はじっこ から きたへ いきます。おてらのあるほうではなくて、ふるまちの おみせが たくさん あるほうです。せまい とおりに はいります。ちょっと むずかしいので、 したの すうじで ぐぐって ください。

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よる いきました。ドレミが ファラドの いちに あります。

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びーると おとうし(はつおんは「おとおし」)です。

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すんどぅぷ ちげは、しょっぱく しないでください、と たのみました。

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ちょっと しゃしんが ぶれました。 おみせが くらかった です。

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たまごと あさりが はいって いたので おいしかった です。 ぜんぶ たべました。

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おみせの ようすです。きょうも にほんごきょうしつの せんでん てぃっしゅを 10こ おみせの ひとに あげました。おみせの ひとが わたしに いいました。 この おみせに くる かんこくの ひとは、 にほんごが じょうずな ひとが おおいです。でも にほんごを べんきょうしたい ひとは だれでも、 わたしの きょうしつに きてください。そして かんこくいざかや「どれみ」で かんこくりょうりを たくさん たべてください。

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みなさん よい おとしを おむかえ ください。

免費!日語教室

 

おそらく年内最後の食べ歩き兼日本語教室の宣伝は、韓国居酒屋ドレミさんへ行きました。お店には3人おられて、ナムデムンから合流された方もいました。お客の方は私一人。翌日に予約が入っているとのことでしたが、年の瀬に、ちょっと寂しい店内でした。お店の人同士がしゃべる韓国語が分からないのですが、ちょっとした異文化交流の気分になります。