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Friday, November 29, 2013

KICHIJOJI: Tsukemen Enji for some addictive ramen! 3 Styles of Dipping Noodles~

3 styles of noodles to choose from...

1.5x noodle upgrade for free... takes it to 330grams.

I went with the "mochi mochi" chewy noodles. 

My friends 330gram of Noodles... he picked the Komugi Wa-Fu "Koshi ga aru." Perfectly al dente.  He mentioned that when you order big portions of noodles the amount of soup still remains the same so you have to half dip the noodles in the soup or you'll run out by the end of the meal. 

At the end add some "soup-wari" to your tsukemen soup... nice hot ending.  Overall this place was great.  Nice balance of college guys, cute girls, elderly ladies and salarymen.  A Korean couple came in but they were confused with the push button menu... if you get lost remember just to push the top left corner button!

Restaurant: Tsukemen Enji Main Branch
Address J: 東京都武蔵野市吉祥寺南町1-1-1 南陽ビル 1F
Address E: Tokyo, Musashinoshi, Kichijoji Minami-cho 1-1-1

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

IKEBUKURO: Aji-Kuuta~... we are now regulars. Owner and Waitress live-mini performance!

We were back once again at my friend Kenta's favorite cozy Okinawan restaurant in Ikebukuro... my 2nd visit and the experience here is getting better~.

Awamori Zanpa "Kuro" Black

Its not really all about the food here as it is just a unmemorable compliment to the great Okinawan Awamori Zanpa sake...

Fresh mozuku...

Surprisingly they had Portuguese sausage just like in Hawaii.

The super friendly waitress first picked up the guitar...

Two friendly customers enjoying the live music with us.

Of course I had to try the Taco Rice... but overall the food was nothing special.

This place is just a nice relaxing haven in the mess that is Ikebukuro... finished off one bottle of Awamori (shared with the owner and waitress) and then 2nd bottle will remain as "bottle keep" until our next visit.

They serve lunch too.

Til we meet again.

Restaurant: Aji Kuuta Okinawan
Address J: 東京都豊島区東池袋1-31-15
Address E: Tokyo, Toshima-ku, Higashi Ikebukuro 1-31-15

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ROPPONGI HILLS: Whisky Hills thru Christmas... 200yen whisky and chocolate by the Xmas tree.

Its that time of year again

Located under the huge spider at the entrance of Roppongi Hills office building... entrance of Barclays and slightly to the left of Goldman Sachs.

200yen for just enough for a few slight sips... 

Free dark chocolate if you buy 2 or more drinks.

Blankets for the ladies.

Overall a great spot to people watch and warm up with a little Whisky.  Restaurants are also offering 100yen whisky drinks:

Roppongi Hills 

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