Apr 08 2015 10 CommentsJapanese food delivered by bicycle No frills. Clearly no fun either. Just someone’s lunch delivered with considerable skill and quiet efficiency.
Hans ter Horst says
Wow, this is really traditional, usually they have that funky suspension system on the back of a moped. Not a happy dude, but I’m sure that the frown won’t interfere with the taste of the lunch 🙂
Yeah, the bikes are far the more common, but I’ve seen this older way a surprising amount of times. Always wanted to get a shot too, but had never been in the right place at the right time. So made me — if not him — happy to finally get one!
Love it. Healthier and greener than a delivery pizza! 🙂
It certainly is. Cheaper too. Not to mention far more interesting to see.
Katsudon & Zaru Soba FTW. I wonder what this fellow was like in 3rd grade, and what his dreams were.
Yeah, not a bad lunch to have delivered to the door eh?
Hmm, that’s a very interesting thought. Potentially quite a depressing one too. But maybe, just maybe, he owns the restaurant and is just dropping the food off while his wife/son/staff member holds the fort.
But that’s probably being overly optimistic, isn’t it?
That thought came to my mind too; he owns the shop. But I also wondered if he was a roujin who’d already retired, and was doing this just for something to do, and a bit of spare change.
I’ve always thought that if my old man had a small restaurant or bar in Tokyo, that’s what I would’ve wanted to do – follow in those footsteps. I’m more than a bit envious of those people.
I know what you mean. Your place. No boss to deal with. A nice environment to work in etc. But my father-in-law used to have his own place, and my wife said she grew up not seeing him all that much. Working 6 days a week. Late hours. Very few holidays and so on. I guess it all depends if the obvious good points outweigh the bad.
Matt Talbot says
Let me guess. It’s a happy meal.
Haha, I really wish I’d thought of that one!