Dining at Kappa (Water Imp) in Komazawa

I finished my work near Komazawa Olympic Park in Tokyo that day, I went to a stew diner “Kappa” (water imp in Japanese) for the first time in about ten years.

Because it’s located near the park, many neighbors dine here after finishing jogging in the park, for filling their stomaches. I’ve been witnessing many Komazawa University students ever, especially belonging to the university’s athletic clubs, they come down here after finishing their club activities for the same reason.

Beef shank, Tofu (bean curd), Konjac stewed in a secret soup, with spicy taste of ginger.

It’s opened in 1950, the chef owner and the mistress have been managing the diner, I saw both when I was here previously, but this day I couldn’t witness the chef owner, and the mistress and her-daughter-like woman handled all the things behind the dining table.

I was satisfited with the dish after a long time, and I felt like I was back in my twenties in a moment.

Kappa’s website:
http://www.nikomi-kappa.com/

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Masaru IKEDA

Masaru IKEDA has co-founded several system integration companies and consulting firms in Tokyo. Now he has been contributing serial columns to nationwide newspapers and IT periodicals, also he's currently serving as tech consultant for several web companies. See this for more bio.