Handmade

It hurts to write this post, only because I’ve written it before, lost in the hustle. During my absence from the Tip of the Tongue I had the privilege of hosting my mother and brother in my life in Japan. With my mother, we took a Tokyo trip to one of the busiest intersection in…

The Voice of the Shutter: Sushi

Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, -James 1:19 Sorry I’m late. That Bible verse probably doesn’t excuse me but they’re still worthy words, especially considering the world today. I’m going to share with you some other pleasureable words- the ones that aren’t heard or read aloud. The…

Tsunami: Best Yokosuka Navy Burger?

The problem with basing a series on a mood or craving is that moods and cravings change. I’m no longer very much in the mood for a burger. So we’ll show Tsunami some love and move on. Of the Yokosuka Navy burgers I’ve tasted, all local to the Yokosuka Naval Base, it’s fair to say…

A Hard Boil

Hard boiled eggs from 7/11. Life changing? Auora? Unordinary? Ethereal? I watched 2 officers stationed in Japan indoctrinating one who wasn’t. They somehow ended up on the topic of hard boiled eggs. “You’ve got to try em!” “Wait do you have any? ” one said to the other. Turns out he did, as they continued…

The Meat Between the Buns: J.S. Burgers Cafe

This place was awesome! J.S. Burger Cafe Nice atmosphere. Chill music. Amusing menu. Photogenic lighting. And, if I may, cute smiles worn by the servers. Plus, I was ready to eat. A few glances up and down the menu and I was ready. Despite an obvious ambition to present more than a classic burger with…

Just a Pinch!

Here’s a story I wrote a few years ago, based on a true story. It’s not a burger review but it leads up to the burgers my brothers and I ate at home. I hope it gives you a good laugh and re awakens your appetite for our next bite of the Japanese burger (This…

Yokosuka Shell

The quick blurb on Yokosuka Shell. An upgrade from our last stop at Launa in regards to the burger. It was a decent burger. Nothing too exciting, but a burger nonetheless. A reminder of what makes a burger a Yokosuka Navy Burger: – 100 percent beef patty with 20 percent fat, i.e.. no fillers –…

The Lousy Launa

Okay, maybe that’s not fair but it was my experience (and the words just work). Launa, right outside the base, between Main and Womble Gates, is buzzing with attention, especially from Japanese nationals. I took this as an indication of good food and a great time. Why else would the Japanese, who I imagine better…

Fireworks

I must admit, I haven’t been out for a burger since last week’s post. This post from 4 4ths ago (originally written July of 2013) doesn’t make it any better as it only intensifies the burger appetite but its a delectable read and its full of great info and burger stories that should hold you…

On the Horizon

We’ve gone for a spin through the Kinjo checking out some neighborhood favorites. (Do you remember what Kinjo means?) And this week has taken me for a spin. But I didn’t intend to go an entire week without a post. So just stopping into to share some ideas of what we’ll explore next. I’m not sure if it’s…

Short & Sweet: Lisa’s Cake Market #MyKinjo

Chocolate cake, cheesecake, shortcake? She’s got it. Though owner, Lisa Kuriyama, specializes in wedding cakes, birthday cakes, and corporate events (for such companies as Lexus, YouTube and Google), her shop runs the gamut from cakes to tarts to cookies and other pastries. I see the shop all the time, biking past its chalkboard sign advertising…

Rising Crust Under the Rising Sun #MyKinjo

“A friend of Zahhk’s is a friend off mine,” he said with that thick, right-out-of-Italy accent, offering a handshake. Alessandro stands behind the counter about 6ft tall- behind the counter. On the other side of the counter, he’s maybe 5’6.  I dunno. With spiked hair and his arms colored with ink, his T-shirt, shorts, and…