The Meiji University Global Japanese Studies Student Committee (GJSSC, http://gjsschp.wix.com/meiji-gjssc & https://www.facebook.com/GJSSC/) holds many activities. One activity is a Welcome Party at the Nakano Campus for students every semester. The Welcome Party consists of games, food, and meeting new people. New International Students of the School of Global Japanese Studies get free admission and are encouraged to attend. Everyone else has to pay 500 yen to participate; this is to help cover the costs of food, prizes, and other material.
There's no denying I like food. I'll try to avoid making my blog fill up with only pictures of food. Which I can totally see happening.
Above is a picture of an Indian Curry called Butter Chicken Curry (Batā chikin karē, バターチキンカレー) that I ate Wednesday near the Nakano Campus.
Usually curry restraunts will allow patrons to select a spice level. These are some of the choices that may be available:
At Japanese curry chains like CoCo ICHIBANYA (CoCo壱番屋) they will instead allow patrons to select from a spice scale consisting of the numbers 1-10. The curry at number 10 being the hottest level and will almost be completely black from all the spice ingredients. Unfortunately in Hawaii (maybe other states?), CoCo ICHIBANYA does not offer the varying spice levels on the menu.
This Indian Butter Chicken Curry was good, but I still prefer Japanese curry. My new favorite curry though is actually the Pakistani Chicken Karahi Curry (Chikin kūrai, チキンクーライ) or sometimes called Gosht Karahi Curry; sorry, no picture.