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Thursday, August 30, 2018

MUSASHI SAKAI: Tokyo Miso Ramen Uzura for a cold bowl of Chuka-Soba... great for the summer. (SONY RX100)

After hearing the gentlemen next to me ask when the limited special chilled miso chuka soba would not be offered anymore I had to go back! 

August 31st and it was still available. 

They won't allow you to line up inside but its great because you really don't want people breathing down on you while eating.

Stepped out after getting my ramen ticket.

Foldable fan at the table.... must for hot summers!

The chef totally loves Maroon 5... only thing on the BGM.
Maroon 5 - Girls Like You ft. Cardi B

You can order nami (small portion of noodles), chu-mori (medium portion) or oo-mori (large portion) for free.  Went for Chu today but it was reaching my limit.

Lots of toppings but most loved the tender charsiu.

Mix away!  

Little bowl of spice.

Overall my Japanese ramen foodie absolutely loves this cold miso chuka soba.  I'm just not much of a chilled ramen kind of guy.  Even my tsukemen I ask for atsu-mori (hot noodles) rather then the traditional cold noodles. After noodles are boiled they bathed in cold water to maintain the texture.

It was exactly a 1 hour trek by bike to reach Uzura but probably my 2nd and last visit.  The husband and especially wife was super friendly...  if I go again perhaps will try the Tsukemen then call it quits.

Restaurant: Tokyo Miso Ramen Uzura
Address J: 東京都武蔵野市境2-3-20
Address E: Tokyo, Musashino-shi, Sakai 2-3-20

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

EBISU: Pile Cafe for a very lackluster bowl of curry with overly loud clubby BGM and smokers alert!

Lunch meeting and client suggested we check out Pile Cafe.  Daily lunch special was either the basil cream pasta or spicy seafood curry.  3 currys please!

The meal includes a small cup of soup, salad with rice noodles, main dish and a drink.

A few bites of the curry with what seemed to be pieces of squarely cut squid was so boring... there was no depth to this dish.  WOW... Japanese do curry so right but this was all wrong.  But looking into the kitchen it seemed to have been staffed by a very young guy... university student?

Interior is full concrete with no covering.

What almost seemed like club music was blasting thru the lunch and exactly at 1pm 4-5 people started smoking in a mad dash.  Definitely don't go after 1pm.

Overall this restaurant is dark at lunch and the food just too mediocre to even go for free.
Probably a great place to go at night for a drink as they have bug comfy leather sofa's but definitely don't bother with lunch.

Restaurant: Pile Cafe Ebisu
Address J: 東京都渋谷区恵比寿西1-8-2 恵比寿ウエストパレスビル 2F
Address E: Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Ebisu Nishi 1-8-2, 2F

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

KOENJI: Gyoza no Ohsho... why did I select the 3 people portion gyoza. Ugh! (SONY RX100)

I'm a huge Gyoza fan but I sure did go overboard this night by ordering a 3 people portion dinner set at Ohsho... thank goodness they have doggy bags here.

Only a few things get me distracted... super cars, pretty girls and plastic gyoza sticker dumplings.

Super spacious and so welcoming for a lone diner.

Lots of items pictured.

So to my unfortunate mistake I ordered the Triple Goyza Teishoku for 920 yen... 

If the server doesnt give you chopsticks then there must be a secret compartment.

A welcome sight... bell to call for the waiter.

Yeah... I should have absolutely ordered just 1 people portion.... so now I'm stuck with 18 gyoza's.

Quite garlicly... very unmemorable but to close out the night its quite a satisfactory option to putting on carbs with Ramen.

Most loved the kimchee and soup with my set.

So if you only have a few bucks then for sure look for this sign.... its a massive franchise spot with super budget friendly options!  

Address J:   東京都杉並区高円寺北3-1-14 SKビル 1F
Address E: Tokyo, Suginami-ku, Koenjikita 3-1-14

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