'Should micro-cress not be considerably smaller than this?" I opine, staring down at the arguably macro vegetation crowning my prawn and abalone salad in a swanky Kyoto dining-room. A notionally rhetorical question which nevertheless causes my companions to bust various guts in response. With not an ounce of self-awareness intact, it seems, I've been struck down by a case of über-gastro-poncery – something it will take more than a few of my signature ketchup sandwiches back home to relieve.
One year after the earthquake struck, Tim Walker finds it's business – and games, food and fashion – as usual in Japan's capital
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Sushi-Say, 33b Walm Lane, Willesden, London NW2
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Sushinho, 312-314 King's Road, London SW3, tel: 020 7349 7496