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Topic Started: Jun 11 2017, 12:11 AM (92 Views)
bonniecanuck
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For Tarouta, being at school meant hours away from the business. Working with fish, much less the intricate delicateness of sushi and sashimi, was not a task he took for granted, but it sure wasn't easy, so he didn't take any opportunity to keep learning and improving on the job for granted. Surely, his skill was getting better, but how much so?

It didn't help that he didn't seem to be ingratiated too well with the locals, since he clearly felt that as an outsider here he was getting stares from people, and not in a very good way. For all that they were quite complimentary of his finesse and the result, it always seemed to be accompanied by something along the lines of "it's not quite like here," and that was saying the least.

Still, it was something, and all the more for him to feel settled with trying to perfect his abilities in a safe environment like Kaneshima. He felt used to showing it off sometimes, taking his knives (thoroughly cleaned and sterilised of course) and making small cuts only to show how they healed. Perhaps this was what teppanyaki chefs felt like as showmen to their customers.

"Or maybe not," he thought aloud as he finished another preparation of tuna. It was a Saturday today, and here he was up early to help the place through the morning breakfast rush. It wasn't as crazy as Tsukiji, but the pressure was on anyhow, and most of the seats were full even on a weekend. He looked around anxiously to see if there were any faces he recognised besides the regulars. By which of course means Senki Academy students.
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The Great Miyazaki bridge. Home to the Farmer's Market, despite its' reputation as a fisherman's market, but those facts mattered little to Tyra. She was skipping school, an often hobby of hers, and was out looking for something fun to do or free food...yes free food would make the day worth it. Tyra walked through the market a tattered hood she had "acquired" pulled up over her head. Of course there was no real attempt at secrecy as she boldly walked right down the middle of the market pushing past anybody in her way, which was a fair amount of folks, but all it took was a few murderous glares to dissuade them from starting anything.

As Tyra walked her way through the market pushing her way through the breakfast rush she smelled the delicious scent of food wafting through the air. "Something smells nice...." Like a hound on the hunt Tyra followed her nose, enjoying her slightly above average sense of smell, until she came to a sushi stand being run by none over than Tarouta not that she knew his name. Seeing a seat had just become vacant she forcibly pushed her way towards it snarling at anybody that dared take it from her. This was going to be her seat and if anybody had a damn problem with it they could get stuffed. Tyra pulled her hood down and snatched a menu with a clawed curving set of fingers.She perused the menu before yelling at the chief. "Oi one of everything." Then she would wait eager to get some good food.
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The big brutish girl who had made her way in was definitely somebody who Tarouta had seen before, but that didn't matter so much as the content of her order. He balked. Then, checking himself, got to work.

Generally, it was ideal for customers at sushi-ya to order in sets. Tarouta himself was no master like Jiro Ono, but that didn't stop him consulting with the master and the other staff to explore the day's fresh catches and put up alternating sets with different varieties of fish and seafood fresh from the market and other parts of the country. Doing so had really informed his sense of taste and his appreciation of the difficulty of mastering such a delicate art, especially when considering the sheer level of precision and technique that went into making anything. For the new arrival to simply haphazardly belt out "one of everything" was, in all sense of the word, heresy in this industry.

Still, if it was the customer's demand, so he would get it done. He checked the cheat sheets on the shelf underneath the cutting boards. Though he had been well-trained in getting the timings right for sending the different pieces out, having such an order placed meant taking the time to plan out which ones to send out together. He needed to plan things out to maximise the customer's satisfaction, and he was going to make sure it happened. Then, after consulting quickly with a couple of the other employees, he got down to work.

Soon, the first half-dozen or so slices of light-tasting pieces good for starting, including the tamago and the inarizushi (which were very rarely made given their customer base's overwhelming preference for fish and seafood) had found their way onto the wooden platter and were served to the customer.
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The lack of a verbal acknowledgement did little to irk Tyra. Really so long as she got her food she was content to tolerate whatever. Getting food with which to feed her voracious appetite was all that really mattered right now. She sat there, her posture smug and self righteous, as she awaited her food. Eventually, after a certain period of waiting in which her stomach began to growl angrily, the food was presented to Tyra on a wooden plate and she smiled at it. Her toothy grin revealed the sharpened incisors that formed the majority of her teeth, she did have a few molars however, as she looked down at the food before her.

"Hehehehe alright...." One would not be blamed for expecting her to reach for the chopsticks but in yet another show of disrespect Tyra utterly ignored them and all cutlery for that manner really. Instead she used her hands...sort of. Her right limb twisted and changed into a large claw and, using one of the claw's "fingers", she stabbed the food lifting it up to her maw having started with the Inarizushi. She dropped it into her mouth and pretty swiftly tore it apart with her teeth consuming it oddly cleanly, but also most importantly quietly, for such an aggressive manner of eating."Ahhh...hey that was not half bad! Damn good grub chief." She slammed her still human fist onto the counter in appreciation. If this continued her out of place attitude would most likely end up aggravating the other customers...not that she cared.

Turning her gaze to the other dish, the omelette like Tamagoyaki, she repeated the process from before using her clawed fingers in the place of forks or chopsticks. She had never really...cared for the more civilised manner of eating concerned only with getting the food in her mouth as fast as possible. Hopefully the sushi staff could keep up with her ravenous appetite or she might start eating the restaurant! Or worse the other customers! One thing Tyra did find herself annoyed by is the size of the portions. "Oi cook. Make my portions bigger." Tyra did have money to pay for this feast if you're wonder but that wasn't the issue. The issue was...would she actually agree to pay for it? Tyra was not exactly the orderly type to follow the rules and so she may just end up running off without paying for her meal.
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"If you say so," replied Tarouta, ever the obedient servant. The vagueness of "bigger portions" had essentially left him in a bit of a quandary given there really was only so much that could go around, and they still needed to get through lunch and dinner.

Taking the platter from which the first batch of sushi had been delivered, he took a moment to take stock of what they had. He was well aware of what were local hits and what tended to be more popular with the occasional urbanite diner from the major cities, and a few rushed discussions with the other chefs and his boss soon meant he had some direction for what to do.

Soon he had completed a pair of duplicate Western-style soft-shell crab-and-avocado maki rolls that had gone up on the platter, and to follow it up was making a batch of shrimp nigiri as a fresh counterbalance to the grease of the fried crab. He didn't miss a beat as he remembered to brush the soy sauce on before plating and serving them up, then got to work preparing the sea urchin battleship roll. He hoped that the quantitatively and qualitatively larger portions were to the boorish customer's satisfaction.
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"Chef, I'm starviiiiiiiing! Ashley whined as she lushed through the door.

She strode in and sat on a seat with one space between her and a girl who was gobbling down sushi like a madman.

“Ah, been a while since I was let to choose what to eat. Can I get a menu, please?” she smiled sweetly.

Despite her relatively calm entrance, she could feel uneasy stares directed at her. Perhaps it was the large spear she was carrying? While she could dematerialize the spear like Type:Rider’s dragon or swords, when in Type:Lancer Ashley was very attached to the spear and refused to dematerialize it so she tended to make some people uncomfortable, like her classmates earlier.

Lunch break had come and Ashley had forgotten to pack lunch and at the insistence of Lancer, she agreed to let that side of her choose what to buy...she did not expect for Lancer to break into a mad sprint out of the school, fully armed and en route to the bridge to find a place to eat. Her classmates gave varied reactions which would no doubt haunt Ashley later; Lancer was not exactly a tame version of her Heroic Spirit self.

She waited calmly to be helped with her cheery, innocent smile in full display.
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Tch Tyra was annoyed. She knew, despite how she didn't care, that she was being a real pain in the ass with her bad manners and demanding nature but why wasn't the chief doing anything?! God that was the problem with people nowadays! Damn wussies everywhere! Tyra huffed and awaited the delivery of her next course fully expecting portions designed for three people and if not...well she would be very disappointed! Eventually more food was presented to Tyra but sadly she didn't appreciate the amount of effort being put into the food she ordered....

"Crab and shrimp?..Bahahaha never had this before...oi chief! Get ya butt over here!" Tyra was not SO rude that she would talk with her mouth full of food and so while waiting for the chief to get over she stuffed her face with the latest course. She may not have taken her time to appreciate the finer aspects of the sushi's taste but she did still enjoy what she was eating. However her enjoyment came less from the fact it was delicious or well made but more from the fact it satisfied her hunger while being not disgusting. So long as the food met those two requirements Tyra was often satisfied with it as, sadly, her days being a test subject her beaten "enjoyment" of most pleasures out of her.

That was when another customer entered the sushi store specifically a young girl who whined for food. "Eh you're hungry too ya lil squirt? Well take a damn seat! I have a menu right here!" With a smug grin exposing her sharpened teeth Tyra gestured for Ashley to join her of course she doubted the squirt really would. Tyra, with her torn and baggy thug like clothing, did not exactly reek of being trustworthy but despite that if Ashley did sit down next to Tyra she would find a menu being shoved in her face. Clearly Tyra was not a girl to whom personal space held any real meaning but at least she was, in her own mind anyway, trying to be friendly and so hopefully Ashley would hold it against her. Tyra was not the type to simply remain calm after all.
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Lord help me. Careful not to spill the salmon roe that he was serving on another gunkan roll, Tarouta made his way over. He knew that the voice was clearly addressed to him, and it wouldn't do any favours for him to ignore the customer, even if it was one he personally found distasteful for their egregious lack of etiquette and manners.

"Is something the matter?" he asked politely. Before she could respond, however, he found himself drawn to another customer arriving. "Welcome," he said with a bow. "The menu is right there," he said while indicating with his open hand that it was stood up against the counter next to the tray with the green tea, soy sauce and wasabi on it, "and if you would like any recommendations I'll be happy to offer them to you." For students who were unfortunately not so well-versed in the ways of ordering sushi, it was the least he could offer to help them settle in.

He turned his attention back to the bigger customer.
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