This episode makes me want Japan meat right now. The way he does it.
I don't eat beef (because cows are cute) & seldom eat meat (pigs are cute too & so are chickens that I read are abused by sadistic slaughterhouse workers & I don't like the taste of meat), but this episode just plain makes me Crazy for it!!!!
How does he eat without messing up his mouth every time?? It's amazing. Is it even possible he can eat so neatly without film cuts? Not a smear, his lips ain't even oily. Hmm... But he did eat it or at least chew it. ARHGghh.... Mou!! Eii! (Enough!). The more I think, the more I don't want to think.
With the previous episode & this one, the show is warming up again, just like Season 3. Lighthearted, comedic & with lovelier food than episode 1. (Episode 1 was disappointing).
When he first sits, he starts taking off his jacket which I find rather sexy, the way he takes off the other side (closer to the woman). [Reminds me of Lee Min Ho shyly taking his jacket down his shoulder as a favor for a friend's friend who wanted him to do a spray can ad in Personal Taste.]
I love his movements. Even though he is very tall & large-framed, he is very graceful. Look at the way he holds the glass of Oolong tea & sets it down gently with his long fingers.
Goro-san, in his immaculately well-pressed & starched white shirt, doesn't even look at the pretty girl. (where do they find such pretty girls??). I have been noticing that he never looks at pretty girls in the show. **
But he looks at the meat like this:
While it's on the grill, he wafts the smell to him with his hands & says, "This smell is dangerous.". He says "dangerous" in English & smiles as in the 2nd pic.
He first ate this. He says "Tonsoku". Pig's feet. It's the first time I've seen him using his hands & spitting out the bones into a bowl.
Sucking it. I wonder if maybe that's why they got a man for the show? Eh, no. They had to get a man because the manga character is a man. I don't know... is that feet meat really that good?
After those slabs of meat, he's still as usual, able to order more. Where does he put all that food?
Here comes the soup that I love!!!! Lemme have it!!!!! Such torment watching him slurp it off his spoon....ARGGHHHHHH....!! Damn him. I bet the broth is from pork or beef bones. Should be very very nice & flavorful. (It's odd that he looks thin but he actually eats so much? Does he really?).
I love the egg in there. Here's where he has added his 2nd bowl of rice into it. The 1st bowl was eaten plain with his meat. It may seem very plain, but Japanese rice is really fabulous like that on its own. Really. Back when I was in a grill shop in Japan (I didn't know it was a grill shop), I was given only 3 little strips of chicken neck fillets to grill, a bowl of rice & just a small plate of very few pickles. Yet it was the best meal I ever had. A tad expensive though (something like $15).
After that 1st bowl, he then called for another bowl of rice when this soup arrived. And he got the idea of putting the rice into the soup (as I was also thinking of doing).
While the young girl flirts with the 2 machos, Goro-san is completely oblivious. Because he's in heaven.
It's that good. I've never seen him do this before. Scrapes everything & keeps scraping.
Next episode #5: Also making me nuts!! I love the rice. There's Tempura!
I've started wondering whether the shops request the film crew to go there to help them publicize their food. I know all the shop staff & customers are hired to be in the show. Obviously, everything has been prepared beforehand.
By the way, he never loosens his tie. Even on a hot summer day. No sweat either. In this episode, he dabs his face with his handkerchief but there actually isn't any perspiration. Pretty amazing. This episode is the latest & it's hot summer weather that's causing heatstroke in elderly Japanese folks at this time.
I love the background music. Keep whistling it.
** In Ep 2, he does look at a pretty woman behind a glass window, but that's because he just happened to notice her looking at him while he was considering the men's wear display. In return, he just bows politely & quickly walks away. Her reflection: she looks like a stewardess for Japan Airlines... so pretty...