In My “Kitchenlessness”: Reflections and Transition

I was catching up with some other friends and didn’t want you to be left out. Just a quick update of some random stuff. I’ve made it to the DC area, which I’ve referred to as my new inkwell. It’s in some ways refreshing to be back in America. And I am learning that there…

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…

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…

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…

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…