Why I Love the Japanese Fast Food Chain Matsuya

Inexpensive beef bowls make good friends while traveling in Japan.

Classic beef gyudon. Photo by author
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Cooking tick slabs of fatt pork
Refilling the rice dispenser
Dispensing a bowl of rice
All done. Bye bye.

Essayist, Journalist, Burritoist. Longreads Editor. Writing: Harper’s, NYT, Slate, Paris Review, VQR, Oxford American, Kenyon Review. 3 nonfiction books.

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