BENITEN - RED GINGER TEMPURA
A chef and a confidant
An episode from the series MIDNIGHT DINER
It’s midnight and the lights of the Tokyo eatery Midnight Diner are just flickering on. As most of the city falls aleep, clients come in for good food and conversation. The menu only lists pork, rice and soup but, on request, the chef will make almost anything, trusting he has the ingredients.
Despite his stern appearance, the eccentric chef is a friendly listener who draws out interesting stories from the variety of patrons.
At this late hour, his customers include characters from all walks of life including office workers, washed up singers, failed actors, strippers and gangsters.