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Monday, November 11, 2019

NERIMAKASUGACHO: Donto Izakaya... lots of lunch variety but price point rather high 1,200 yen. (SONY RX100M3)

The son of a friend of mine owns Donto Izakaya and stopped by with him for lunch.

There are about 5 lunch sets and you can choose 2 small sides.

I went for the Tempura but honestly it was sooooo greasy... always had a film of grease on my lips.  
Honestly probably one of my least favorite tempura ventures in a loooong while...  But lots of items.

You can choose from white or multi grain ruce.

Friend ordered the sushi bowl!  This looked sooo good.... ugh.

Overall I guess its a hit and miss when ordering things from the menu but I just couldn't get a feel for what was the house specialty...  Might be a nice cozy spot to go for dinner.

Restaurant: Donto Izakaya
Address J: 東京都練馬区春日町3-34-21 エステートピア鹿島
Address E: Tokyo, Nerima-ku, Kasugacho 3-34-21

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Monday, October 21, 2019

NERIMAKASUGACHO: Hasegawa Sushi Lunch... the most basic Sushi-Teishoku Set with PAYPAY! (Canon S120)

Local sushi shop with really reasonable prices and had to check out the 800 yen lunch Sushi-Tei set.

They brought out a set of chopsticks in this box... nice. 

Nice counter seating area for 5-6.

Here we go!  This is what 800 yen will get you in Tokyo.  

My fav!  Tuna...

My least favorite is the hikarimono (shiny fish)... 

If you need wasabi just ask the staff "Wasabi Kudasai"

First time to discover somen noodles in miso soup. 

Not for me....

... this was the only sushi I didn't touch and later apologized to the sushi chef.

Sliced persimmons

Interesting counter wood... it absorbs water.

As of October 1st Japanese consumption tax has risen from 8% to 10% but there are so many Cashless apps that are providing great cash back incentives... Used Paypay and got 100 yen credit. 

I think I prefer Sushizanmai to the basic sushi set here... but its very cozy and seemed to have quite a few regulars.  

Restaurant: Hasegawa Sushi
Address J: 東京都練馬区春日町4-15-2
Address E: Tokyo, Nerima-ku, Kasugacho 4-15-2

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Friday, September 27, 2019

OKINAWA NAHA: Akatombo (Red Dragonfly) Taco Rice and Tacos! When in Okinawa! (Sony RX100)

Taco's and Taco Rice in Okinawa can be pretty amazing... checked out the local foodie ranking and headed off to Akatomobo Mexican taco stall.

One large Taco Rice and one crispy Taco.

I'm a huge soft fried taco fan but this was really crispy and crumbled quickly.  Not my style.

A few bites of both and it was rather unmemorable...  The beef seemed something like the taco meat from Taco Bell and seasoning was just normal.  

Probably won't return to this spot anytime soon.

Restaurant: Akatombo 
Address J: 沖縄県那覇市松尾2丁目21-16
Address E: Okinawa, Naha, Matsuo 2-21-16

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

OKINAWA NAHA: Inaka Okinawan Soba... 390 yen! What a value and soooo much tender soki-spare ribs! (Sony RX100)

Always refer to Tabelog for foodie rankings and Inaka soba shop popped up as one of the most recommended... and the value!

A nice crowd at around 2pm.

Celebrity signatures on the wall.

Variety of items on the menu everyone during my short 20 minute stay ordered the 390 yen soki-soba.

BOOM!  3 pieces of tender Soki spare ribs.. the value at only 390 yen!  The meat was sooo tender and super tasty.  I can only guess there was around 200 grams of noodles... quite a bit.

You can add spicy red pepper sake seasoning... traditionally added to Okinawa Soba.

If in the amazing Naha Shopping Alley you gotta find this place!  

Restaurant: Inaka Kosetsuichiba South Branch
Address J: 沖縄県那覇市松尾2-10-20
Address E: Okinawa, Naha, Matsuo 2-10-20

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