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Dreaming of Tokyo and the perfect egg sandwich

If I ever find my own Midnight Diner, I would ask Master to make me this common snack and and see what goes into his version

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As the familiar, melancholic theme song of Midnight Diner filled my living room, I felt a fierce longing for Tokyo that took my breath away.

I have gone every year for about a decade. This year, I was busy moving back to my home after renovating it and had to skip my usual January trip. Life and its labyrinthine pathways then conspired to keep me away from what I laughingly call my spiritual home.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 01, 2019, with the headline 'Dreaming of Tokyo and the perfect egg sandwich'. Print Edition | Subscribe