Archive for October 14th, 2009

Spanish on 4, Grand Opening Party – Bangkok

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Spanish on 4 (4)

Spanish on 4 had its Grand Opening party last night Wednesday, Oct 14th, 2009. The place is easy enough to find being just a short walk from the Saladaeng BTS Station and is directly across from Soi Convent on Silom Road.

From the sinous tapas and regular bar combo the bartenders were kept busy pouring white and red wines, San Miguel beer, with plenty of mini tapas circulating upstairs and down, and Sangria, of course!  Both Spanish chefs Xavier and Raul were back and forth between the kitchen upstairs and the refrigerated display cases at the tapas bar. The place was jammed but the knowledgeable staff and easy-flowing design lent itself to handle whatever this wall to wall crowd could give it and more; with the help of the upstairs dining room and terrace seating outside in the front.

They will make paella to the order (it takes 40 minutes) and the price is between 700 – 800 baht depending on what you choose to be in it.

Spanish on 4 (photo credit:

Nyotaimori, ‘Sashimi or Sushi Displayed on Naked Female Body’ – Japan, Los Angeles

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009


Nyotaimori, ‘to eat sashimi or sushi displayed on a naked female body’ once practiced in the secret underworld of the Japanese Yakuza, has not garnered ANY attention among the Japanese mainstream of late. It is a different story in the United States, likely due to intense competition among sushi restaurants, and a select few sushi places offer this attraction for small groups who wish to experience this style of sushi dining.  More recently it has evolved into a trendy fad in certain major cities in Europe.  In Los Angeles, one of the restaurants offering Nyotaimori is: Hadaka Sushi in West Hollywood that will, for a price, arrange this for you.
Cleanliness is the most important factor in preparing for this event. All body hair must be removed and the person’s skin must be cleaned by soaking in a hot bath and being thoroughly scrubbed with a Japanese akasuri (rough cloth), before positioning the sushi on the body (in America the sushi must be placed on a banana leaf for health reasons) the woman’s body must be cooled down by rinsing with cold water to bring the body temperature down, this is a very important step.

Hadaka Sushi, West Hollywood
8226 West Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, 90046
Tel. 323-822-2001




Above: From Hong Kong, the title of the photo “Ikizukuri” (meaning: live skinned fish eaten as sashimi, sake is sometimes poured into the fish’s mouth to show how fresh it is, and it will wiggle).

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