Well as usual being a vegetarian in Japan was causing some grief. I hate that I can be such a problem. I am happy to go to any restaurant and just be with friends. It's not necessary for me to eat anything. I'll be happy with a drink, a soda or a beer . We ended up at a restaurant that had nothing even close to vegetarian. That's ok, but you can't pick the "fish" taste out of food cooked with fish. How many times can I explain that! Fish tastes fishy! If you cook in fish stock, the radish, although a vegetable, now tastes like fish! Anyway to make everyone happy I tried a shrimp. Yep, it tastes just like it always does. At least I gave it a try. I have to say the spicy, red sauce it was in was good...it covered up some of the fishy flavor. I hope for no restaurant troubles tonight. I will be happy to just have good company! That I have plenty of here!