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Thursday, June 30, 2016

KOKUSAITENJIJOSEIMON: Tonkatsu Wako... one of the better options near Tokyo Big Sight plus AVENTADOR SV!

Trying to find anything decent to eat at Tokyo Big Sight is impossible so had a stroll over to Wanza Ariake Bay Mall for a 1000 yen Tonkatsu Lunch.

Went for the Shrimp, Filet Katsu and Crab corokke lunch set... all you can eat cabbage and rice.

Had a little texture to but can't really go wrong.

Miso soup had tiny clams inside... shizimi clams are good for a hangover.

And now back to Tokyo Big Sight... just a few minutes away.

Ultraman Spotting!

And the most beautiful Lamborghini Aventador SV at the Character and Licensing tradeshow!

Restaurant: Tonkatsu Wako WANZA ARIAKE BAY MALL Branch
Address J: 東京都江東区有明3-1 TFT ワンザ有明ベイモール
Address E: Tokyo, Koto-ku, Ariake 3-1, TFT Wanza Ariake Bay Mall

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

YOYOGI: Tokyo Belly 900th Entry... Nameless Sushi Restaurant's 10 Yen Sushi! Rest was quite mediocre... Enjoy!

10 Yen!?!!!

Only 1 sushi selection is 10yen!  The Buri Fish... Japanese Amberjack

Here are 3 buri sushi, one negitoro 100yen and one egg 70yen.  
The buri wasnt too bad for 10yen but it did have a fishy flavor and really not much different than the lower grade supermarket sushi.

Bottle beers 500yen (my was warm!) and draft beer 480yen.

Help yourself wet hand towels.

Menu is sprawled on the walls.. no English in sight.

10 yen buri.

180 yen Honmaguro Akami (basic tuna maguro).
This tasted fishy and a bit wet... hmm... 

Always a bad sight... smoke and sushi never go well.

This tiny standing sushi izakaya seemed to share the space with an Asian or Japanese restaurant in the back... the staff was all Southeast Asians and they were blaring a mix of Frank Sinatra and Hiphop.  Very strange shared space here....  Perhaps 1 person owns both restaurants as they were sharing the draft beer server.

A customer asked why things were so cheap and the chef mentioned he is the only employee so they can keep prices down.  Once is enough for me... Cheap is nice but cheap and not so tasty is not really for me... plus the beer prices were higher than most budget izakayas.  Go for the experience and 10 yen sushi!

Restaurant: Nameless Sushi Bar "Namae Ga Nai Sushi-Yasan"
Address J: 東京都渋谷区代々木1-35-1
Address E: Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Yoyogi 1-35-1

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SHIBUYA: Katsu Tare Tonkatsu... Pork cutlet is dipped in watery sauce before it served... Niigata style.

Who is not a fan of katsudon!  Just too many places in Shibuya for lunch and you never really know how they are ranked among foodies.  I looked at the menu and they had shrimp and pork combo lunch sets. Great!

Lunch starts from 750yen (without tax).  I went for the Filet Katsu with Shrimp.

2 pieces of pork, 1 shrimp, miso soup, pickled radish, salad with garlic shoyu dressing... AND!

Very tasty artar sauce for the shrimp upon request.  It was a nice meal with an L shaped counter and 1 little table or 4 by the entrance.  

One thing I notices was this lady. She was in charge of preparing the cabbage.  She often scratched her head then use the same hand to grab shredded cabbage to put in a little bowl for the salad.  It seemed very unsanitary to me... hmm... might be the one reason why I don't really want to return.

Restaurant: Katsutare Shibuya Branch
Address J: 東京都渋谷区道玄坂1-5-9 ザ・レンガビル 1F
Address E: Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Dogenzaka 1-5-9

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

ASAGAYA: Yokohama Ie-Kei Ramen Tobi... 22 year old Chinese owner/chef in an empty ramen shop. Wallet friendly!

Yokohama-iekei (Yokohama family style) ramen... always cheap and hits the spot.

Remember when you are lost always push the top left corner button.  
Its the shops most recommended standard ramen.

Unusual to see ramen shops empty at 10pm... just me and another sole female diner.

Eventually as the other girl diner finished up her ramen and left I was the only customer in this ramen shop so started to chat up the ramen chef.  He is a 22 year old Chinese guy who opened up this franchise ramen spot.  He is planning to open up another store soon.

Even with the cheapest ramen dish you get charsiu pork, boiled spinach and 3 pieces of seaweed.

Chef had tats!  Very unusual to see in Japan unless you are part of the trendy crowd or involved with the underground.

At this rate don't think he needs this much noodle...

Oh yo can customize your ramen.  Noodles: Hard, regular or soft. Soup: Super heavy, normal or light. Fatty Oil: Alot, regular or a little.  BUT... overall you really cant go wrong with these Yokohama Family Style ramen shops... its just the perfect balance between cost and flavor.

Restaurant: Yokohama IeKei Ramen Tobi
Address J: 東京都杉並区阿佐谷南2-16-8 芝仁ビル1F
Address E: Tokyo, Suginami-ku, Asagaya Minami 2-16-8

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