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Monday, May 31, 2021

NAKA OKACHIMACHI: Roh-Shu old style Chinese izakaya... comfort food 500 yen take out bento! (Nikon D7100)

I`ve been walking on average 11 kilometers a day and kinda starving myself for the past 2 months... but when I spotted Roh-Shu*s 500 yen bento I just had to give it a try. 


Went for the Char-Siu bento.  Thought maybe it was something that was stewed to a super tender state but it was actually a block of pork that's sliced and popped in the microwave. 



Just loved this atmosphere. All Chinese staff and kinda reminded me of Hong Kong.  

First time ever to see this type of bento pack.  The cashier used a device that automatically seals the top with a thin layer of plastic.  Leave it to the Chinese to invent something so clever. 

The chubby chef carefully lined up the pork!  A+ for presentation!

Overall its not a flavor you commonly find in Japan and just loved it.  Very generous portion of rice. If in need of a bento why not give this spot a try!  Might have to try their dine*in next time. 

Restaurant: Roh Shu Old Style Chinese Izakaya
Address J: 東京都台東区上野5-10-12
Address E: Tokyo, Taito City, Ueno  5-10-12
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AKIHABARA: Katsuya... WOW! Had an amazing set with 2 Filet Katsu and a big bowl of Pork Soup! YUM!! (Sony RX100)

As you guys know its so difficult to dine out now due to coronavirus but did a short Staycation in Akihabara and noticed a filet-katsu with Tonjiru (pork soup)... Jumped in before the 8pm last dine in order.



Everything is pictured!  Unsure if they have English menus. 

This is all me!  It reads Tonjiru-Teishoku.  


Quite the volume and the tonjiru pork soup was huge.  Lots of carrots, daikon and thin slices of pork.  Its kind of like miso soup but more porky flavor. 

Free pickles if you like!



Lots of clear dividers set up on the counter. 

This was just sooooo incredibly good.  The filet katsu was super crispy on the outside and the meat soooo tender.  Gonna have to start eating out at these franchise single diner friendly spots more often. 

Restaurant: Katsuya Akihabara Central Exit Branch
Address J: 東京都千代田区神田松永町7 ヤマリビル 1F
Address E: Tokyo, Chiyoda-ku, Kanda Matsunagacho, 7 

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TOKYO: Si Chuan Dou Hua for fantastic Chinese lunch with my first every Long Spout Tea! (Sony RX100)



Invited this day to a friends newborn Omiyamairi then off to his favorite Chinese restaurant! 


This guy was the best... I have never seen tea poured like this.


Different things in the tea... he stops by regularly to refill the tea cup. 


I think this was bird nest soup.



Some Chinese sake.



Sorry I kinda for got what I ate as its been over 2 months... BUT! The atmosphere is sooooo nice at Shin Marunouchi Building.  If want to enjoy a fabulous Chinese lunch give this course a try!

Restaurant: Si Chuan Dou Hua 
Address J: 東京都千代田区丸の内1-5-1 新丸の内ビルディング 6F
Address E: Tokyo, Chiyoda-ku, Marunouchi 1-5-1, Shin Marunouchi Bldg. 6F

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

NERIMA: Tonkatsu Matsunoya 39 (Sankyu) Thank You night bento! 390 yen! What a deal during covid19. (Sony RX100)


At one time I was hooked on Matsunoya`s 500 yen Tonkatsu Bento set but due to Coronavirus my outings nearly all but stopped.  Noticed the price went up to 590 yen now. 

I walked past Matsunoya at 8pm and noticed this sign.  Due to State of Emergency here in Japan all restaurants cant serve alcohol after 7pm and must close by 8pm but those offering Bento can continue thru the night.  SO!  This franchise is offering Thank You (San 3 / Kyu 9) 390 bento`s from 8pm! 

The ticket machines are now prepped to scan electronic money!

The 390 yen deals are for a normal portion of rice... gets higher if you want a larger portion. 

Paid with Paypay and got 97 yen back!  20-30% campaign thru the end of March for most restaurants. 

Number 178



Another guy waiting for his bento.



Monitor shows your order number.





Here it is! Only 300 yen with the Paypay cash back deal. 




Just can`t go wrong for 390 yen but noticed the tonkatsu pork was not as thick as the eat in version thats 590 yen.... BUT definitely hit the spot and will be back again!  

Restaurant: Tonkatsu Matsunoya Nerima Branch
Address J: 東京都練馬区豊玉北5-19-12
Address E: Tokyo, Nerima-ku, Toyotamakita 5-19-12

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