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Thursday, December 16, 2010

AKASAKA: (CLOSED) Neyn Homemade Donuts. Each unique and very tasty!

This place is a little gem.  Sure I love Mr. Donuts but nothing beats the individual care each donut gets at Neyn in Akasaka.  

Picked up a berry topping donut, a chocolate donut and a cheesecake donut.  All three had very different textures.  The berry was like a classic donut, the chocolate was closer to dry brownie and the cheese cake like a condensed sponge cake.  Very tasty but the textures added a bit for to the selections~.

Shop is very 

Think this was a donut xmas tree.

Little walnut toppings

Making a Christmas Tree.

This place is a little gem.  Sure I love Mr. Donuts but nothing beats the individual care each donut gets at Neyn in Akasaka.  I'll be back!

Shop: NEYN Akasaka
Location: Near Akasaka Station (Few steps from HSBC Building).
Shop website:
Address J: 東京都港区赤坂5-4-8
Address E:  Tokyo, Minato-ku, Akasaka 5-4-8

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AKASAKA: DoGenRo Chinese with a fantastic 3.81 Foodie Rating!

Our destination was Italian but not all places in Tokyo are open for Saturday lunch. So check out the foodie rankings for Akasaka and decided on DoGenRo.

Menu had pics so easy to choose.

Excellent side dish that came with the lunch set.  One was a brown pickled dish possibly seasoned in Shoyu and the other had tiny cubes of tofu, carrots, celery and some peanuts.  Very tasty!

Free Tea.

This was my dish... There was a very very distinct Chinese herb in this that was quite overwhelming.  Selection #9 on the menu for 980yen.  Like a noodle hotpot that could easily feed two hungry people.

Mari went for the Mabo-Tofu set.  This also contained the very same Chinese spice... I wish I knew what it was called but if you are accustomed to regular Mabo-Tofu I'd suggest avoiding this.

Yeah... very very spicy.

Finished off with a very nice dish of Anin-Dofu sweet desert. Oh, if you want 2nds on rice just ask the waiter, service was quick and friendly.  Definitely be back but I'd suggest trying the other non-spicy dishes on the menu. 

Shop: DoGenRo (同源楼 (ドウゲンロウ)) Chinese.
Location: AKASAKA
Address J: 東京都港区赤坂3-18-8 エムプレスビル 2F
Address E:  Tokyo, Minato-ku, Akasaka 3-18-8   

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

SHIMBASHI: Kanya Korean Restaurant.... Great 500yen Sundubu lunch set!

My office is near THE salaryman town of Shimbashi where you can find so many reasonable places for lunch.  I came across Kanya just by chance and super reasonable 500yen sundubu lunch set caught my eye.

Lots of tiny restaurants in the side streets of Shimbashi.

And here we go~

The other items on the menu are around 700-800yen which is a very reasonable price point.  But where else in Tokyo can you get Sundubu for a mere 500yen... and it includes...

... all these tiny side dishes plus you can get seconds on your rice!

I'm not sure if it was the feeling of only having to pay 500yen for this lunch but I really like it.  All the ladies in the shop were Korean that must be a goooood sign.

If you just happen to be in Shimbashi or Shiodome area give Kanya a try.  Its ranked a VERY Lowly 2.90 on  my favorite foodie site but just give the lunch a try!

Shop: Kanya Korean Family Style Restaurant
Location: Shimbashi
Address J: 東京都港区新橋4-21-7
Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Shimbashi 4-21-7

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