Interior of Taihou Chuuka Ryouriya, another McGraw/Rain meeting place. “I ducked under the curtains, and was struck by the tangy smell of fried rice and pork and spices. A man in a black tee shirt and jeans and white apron, who I understood immediately by his demeanor was the maastaa, or master, stood behind the counter, studiously attending to the stove before him, the sounds of frying meat loud even amid the conversation of the small restaurant's dozen or so patrons. A woman alongside him who I sensed was his wife looked up and greeted me with a smiling 'Irasshaimase.'