Originally the idea cropped up in a cafe down the road when me and Aki, our host, were sipping on a cup of coffee. We wondered if there was a polish restaurant in Tokyo to let him taste a few dishes and see how he reacts to a completely different cuisine. Unfortunately, the last one standing had closed 2 years ago and no other have opened since then. Therefore I decided to cook something myself!
It’s rare when Aki can call in all his high school friends and organise a home party. I was lucky to meet and greet all of them today with bits of polish cuisine.
Unfortunately I couldn’t find necessary ingredients such as celeriac or parsley to make a polish chicken soup, so I decided to go for something different – fried egg on mash potatoes with cucumber salad.
I quickly learnt potatoes are really expensive here. For a 1 kg bag I paid about 500 yen, which is about £3.10. As far as I remember for this price I can get 2.5 kg bag in Tesco in UK.
Anyways, soon enough Oishii! bursted in the room, which is Japanese for delicious. I love how open current Japanese generation is for trying new tastes and learning different cultures. Makes travelling much more immersing! It was my pleasure to share with them something from Poland =)
Top it all with a bottle of plum sake and call it perfect!