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Saturday, November 18, 2017

NARITA AIRPORT: Yoshinoya Beef bowl has some very highly priced specialty dishes! But for me its the 420 yen bowl.

At Narita Airport for a quick 2 night biz trip to Melbourne and my colleague was starving for dinner. 
Most restaurants are quite pricey for common items like curry rice so we headed to Yoshinoya at International Terminal 2. 

The super exclusive pricey items in this box..

Yoshinoya serves the starving salaryman and this kind of beef box is unheard of.  Its like spending 2,000 yen for a hamburger at McDs.

Ramen too!?

Menu in English with numbers.

Airport draft beer prices... 580yen.

This dude really didn't want to be here... very unfriendly and rather rude for Japan standards.

My co-worker loves everything incredibly spicey!  Not for me... oh, everything on top of the beef are free toppings you.  There is a help yourself free topping counter.

And this is me... nice and easy.

Its located right next to the Dayrooms and Showers or in Japanese its called Refresh Room.

Overall Yoshinoya is cheap and hits the spot for sure... Now off to Melbourne for a 2 night business trip that is tooo short to enjoy.  Would rather goto Honolulu.

Restaurant: Yoshinoya Narita International Terminal 2 Branch
Address J: 千葉県成田市古込1-1 第2旅客ターミナルビル本館 2F
Address E:  Narita International Airport Terminal 2

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Friday, November 17, 2017

EKODA: Chuka Soba Sanjiro niboshi (fish broth) ramen lunch with fresh grated onions... not too shabby for 690 yen!

This ramen shop so noticeable with its tiny horizontal window but I tend not to walk into places that I can't see the inside... 

Arrived exactly at 11:30 to a crow of 4 lunch goers.  When lost always click the top left corner button. Its the store recommended basic item without massive toppings... if you want more toppings then just click the higher priced items.

Shelf full of different kinds of dried fish.

There is indicator fro 1 to 10 on how fishy the soup is... today it was a nice neutral 4.  Not overwhelmingly fishy any new comers. 

Very nice thickness to the soup... just enough to cling onto the noodles.
I'm normally a heavy tonkotsu fan but the occasional niboshi is nice.

Thin noodles with a very nice chewy texture... like!

The lone chef... tried to catch a candid shot of the kitchen but my Sony RX100 shutter can get awfully slow and ugh he turned around.  Now if it was a Canon s120 there would have been no problem.

If ever in the Ekoda area this is one option... there quite a few ramen choices in this neighborhood.

Restaurant: Sanjiro (San Jiro)
Address J: 東京都練馬区栄町4-7
Address E:  Tokyo, Nerima-ku, Sakaecho 4-7

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Friday, November 10, 2017

ROPPONGI: TGIFridays back 1 year later after my annual medical check-up... Free Massive 200 gram burger!

In Japan we have something called Ningen-Doc thats an annual full medical check-up that is paid by employers... fun part is drinking barium swallow testing.

No Chili Burger this year!  Soooo just went for the regular hamburger.

My budget was 1,000 yen.

So tried the Fridays Lunch Hamburger.

Burger in its most basic form.  It really had no flavor at all... this was probably the most boring burger I have had in a long time except for the McD's 100 yen hamburger.

A few bites and it was sooooo dry... 

But as I worked my way into the burger I noticed some parts were a bit juicier.

Overall if you want to get fully stuffed then this burger is for you... but if you prefer something more flavorful then maybe you should visit AS CLASSIC DINER in Roppongi Hills (thats still on my to try list). 

Restaurant: T.G.I.Fridays Roppongi Branch
Address J: 東京都港区六本木3-12-6 六本木プラザビル
Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Roppongi 3-12-6

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AOYAMA ICHOME: Hamaou Minato-Tei for their Nikomi-Hambaguuu (Stewed Hamburger) Lunch. YUM!!

This place has a wonderful steak lunch set but had to go for the other osusume (recommended) item on the menu!  The nihomi-hambaguuuuu

There are 2 items with the red Osusume next to them... the steak I tried previously and the stewed burger.

Lunch set includes salad, soup, rice and the main dish. Think you can get refills on the soup and if you want a bigger portion of rice say "Gohan Oohhmori-Kudasai".

Hugh solid chuck of burger!  It was incredibly meaty.  But I loved the stew with veggies even more.  It kinda tasted like demigras sauce with hints of tomato.   Sooo perfect for cold winters.  

If in Aoyama for lunch you gotta go here!  Just point at the items with the red indicators... you can't go wrong.

Honda Showroom is just around the block so stopped by to see what was on display.  The FK8 Civic Type R racing cars... nice.

And a standard CTR was on display too.

NSX always nice but for the same money I would have to go for a Italian supercar.

One of my favorite bikes... the 250 CC class.
CBR250RR but at a whopping USD $8k... phew. 

Restaurant: Hamaou Minato-Tei Aoyama Branch
Facebook: Minato-Tei Aoyama Branch
Address J: 東京都港区南青山2-2-15 ウィン青山 1F
Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Minami Aoyama 2-2-15

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