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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

とんかつ松乃家 練馬店 , 松八, Japan, Japanese, foodie, tokyobelly, sony rx100, yelp, Tokyo, pork, chicken, lunch, dinner, take out, cheap, covid19, Japan, family restaurant,

Friday, February 26, 2021

KICHIJOJI: Finally made it to Yappari Steak! 1st Okinawan Steak branch in Tokyo! Tender steaks! (Sony RX100)

Huge fan of anything Okinawan and finally got a chance to visit their only branch in Tokyo!

Take out menu!  Noticed 2 Japanese Uber style delivery services pick up a few bentos. 

Push button system... Staff was very helpful if you need assistance. 

Stuck with the original Yappari Steak 150 grams. 

All you can eat cabbage, macaroni, egg soup and rice station... self serve!

Lots of sauces!  Usually mix the garlic steak sauce with minced garlic. 

Just like Okinawa! Tender as every.... comes on a very hot iron plate so you can continue to grill to your preference.  

Hit the spot for me!  If in search of a family friendly steak restaurant give Yappari Steak a try!
OH Due to coronavirus I haven`t been out that much... hopefully I can start eating out regularly soon.

Restaurant: Yappari Steak Kichijoji Branch
Address E: Tokyo, Musashino, Kichijoji, Minamicho 1-9-6
Address J: 東京都武蔵野市吉祥寺南町1-9-6 R.MATSUBARA 1F
やっぱりステーキ 吉祥寺店, 沖縄, Japan, Japanese, steak house, lunch, dinner, Tokyobelly, foodie, yelp, sony rx100, inexpensive, Tokyo, 

Sunday, January 10, 2021

NERIMA: Ramen Dai! The first bowl of ramen for 2021... invited out by a Ramen Connoisseur friend. Hit and Miss. (Sony RX100, iPhone 7)

Nobody is going out anymore to izakaya`s due to coronavirus and the recent Emergency Declaration for the Tokyo region that restricts drinks after 7pm... so after a full meal and drinks at home I got invite out to Ramen!.... NOOOO!!!

If I`m gonna do it then its going to be the smallest ramen called Sho-Ramen 620 yen!  It is a struggle for me to finish the regular sized 720 yen... just tooooo much ramen noodles.

Pass your ramen chip to the chef and when your bowl is ready he will call on you to customize your toppings.  Volume of boiled veggies, chopped garlic, shoga (red pickled ginger), pork fat and if you want to add more flavoring to the soup. 

Now this is the difference between the smallest and largest portion of veggies... There is no way I can consume that amount of bean sprouts.   My custom order was least amount of veggies, fatty pork lard and garlic. 

Friend ordered everything except the lard. 

Soup wasn`t as thick and flavorful as Ramen Jiro but a decent shoyu flavor. 

The charsiu pork is super melty tender but just one small slice. 

My favorite... thick chewy noodles.

Scored my friends pork... nice. 

Overall if you love Jiro-kei (style) ramen then Ramen Dai is a good alternative for you.  Friend mentioned this days ramen wasn`t as good as usual so its a hit and miss.  The counter stools were separated quite a bit due to coronavirus social distancing measures. 
My previous Ramen Dai Adventures:

Restaurant: Ramen Dai Nerima Branch
Address J: 東京都練馬区豊玉北5-32-9 フォレストヒラキ
Address E: Tokyo, Nerima-ku, Toyotamakita 5-32-9
らーめん大 練馬店, ラーメン, 練馬駅, ラーメン二郎, Japan, Japanese, foodie, yelp, sony rx100, noodles, shoyu, miso, tokyobelly, apple iphone 7, tsukemen, tonkotsu,