It included something called konnyaku, which is jellied yam mixed with powdered seaweed. While more or less flavourless (except for the seaweed, which I actually can’t stand), the texture was so disgustingly rubbery, I couldn’t bear to eat it. My man refused to even taste it and I had to serve him a bowl without any in it.
Anyway, the funnest part came when I went looking for bonito flakes and found a new shop on Centre Road, where everything was $2.70 (apparently that’s quite normal in Japan — shops where everything costs one set amount). As you’ll see, I bought crazy moulds and anthoporphic kitchen sponges.