I have been going shopping some days ago and suddenly, after 15km of walk I stopped by to have some miso soup and maki rolls. I was so hungry and since I am a huge fan of Japanese cuisine, my eye accidentally caught "Anata" on my left. "Great" was the first thing that came to my mind. So I entered...
Impressions: very crowded place (still haven't figured out why), the service was simply horrible, and the food was... well, my rolls had some problem with rice. The maki rolls where so big I had to make 2-3 bites before I could eat one. And plus, they would fall apart each time I picked them up with my chopsticks. Because I love Japanese culture, and have began learning Japanese language recently, I focused on the language he service was speaking to find out if I was "in the house of the original Japanese people". Although I have been watching movies and animes for years now, I can easily hear if it's not Japanese, but rather Korean or Chinese. What service used to have conversation was NOT Japanese language!
Few moments after, my eyes caught some Korean music videos on the TV. The place is so dark which makes the atmosphere for those who are about to eat even worse. Personally, as an architect, I know how important it is to pay attention on the lightning in the restaurant. It is due to the fact that customers feel more comfortable when they can see the true colors of the food they are eating.
Once I finished, I asked for the bill... I took them about 20 minutes to give it to me. Finally, I started looking for the woman who served me. When I got her look, she printed the bill and brought it. But to my surprise, there was no "Sorry for keeping you waiting", rather throwing the metal plate with the bill in front of my nose.
I payed and got out of the restaurant...
Later that day, I haven't been eating anything until I got home. My aunt cooked a great soup and I was so happy. However, I was not hungry yet and I felt a little bit uncomfortable about my stomach. I thought "OK, I'll go to my room, finish some work I had to do for the next day and I'll soon become hungry, we'll all sit around the table and eat". So I went upstairs, and that's where the problem started to appear fully. I felt sick for about 3 hours, constantly burping and feeling the same taste of those maki rolls I had. It took me about 2 hours more to finally start puking. It was obvious that I got a stomach virus. Which was not so horrible, ok, you get food poised once in a while... But what was horrible, was that this one lasted for 5 days. I couldn't get out of the bed for 5 days and I couldn't eat or drink anything. Not even the water. After the third day I had such a huge headache like never before in my life due to the fact I dehydrated during the sickness. It took me about 6 days after I got out of the bed to get normal. My entire body was shaking, I couldn't stand more than 10 minutes, I felt exhausted easily and I was constantly thirsty.
I don't know what kind of virus it was... But I definitely have got it in Anata! Place to avoid for sure!
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