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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

ROPPONGI HILLS: Afuri Ramen is Hea! 600 HUNDREDTH ENTRY for Tokyobelly~ (4.23.2014 GRAND OPEN)

Push push... Push push... the machine ran out of somethin so the nice waitress stopped by to correct the problem in the machine~.

Push Push by Leahi.... push push the button my friends~.

The golden white Daruma greets ya on top of the push push machine.

So my general rule is always Push Push the top left hand corner button but I gut sucked into the hand written "Ninki No.1" (most popular item)... it was plus 100yen for Yuzu flavoring.

When I handed my ticket to the waitress she I was immediately greeted with all this writing... It would have took a few moments to read as I started away... but luckily

...on the flip side was English!  You can select between two kinds of broths.  I went for the Maroaji with a thicker and more rich soup!

This was my friends "Tanrei" broth that was lighter.

This was my "Maroaji"... not much visual difference.  I never really mind the flavor of Yuzu but my image is that the flavoring is added to the broth when you order... its a bit overbearing and you might not fully appreciate the real flavor of the base shio soup.  So if you have a chance to go at least twice definitely have one of each.

We scored with a great counter view of the Ramen chef at work.

Thin noodles.

Interesting... they have customer satisfaction surveys at the table.

A very meaty not quite so soft piece of charsiu.

The great thing about this alley in Roppongi Hills is you have a choice between a lighter shio based soup at Afuri of a full on thick deep creamy soup base at Ramen Tetsu.  Sooo depending on you feel these are just two perfect options.  

Restaurant: Afuri Roppongi Hills Branch
Roppongi Hills Website: Roppongi Hills Afuri Website
Address J: 東京都港区六本木6-10-1 六本木ヒルズノースタワー B1F
Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Roppongi 6-10-1, Roppongi Hills North Tower B1F

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

ROPPONGI: Menya 305 Ramen... price of my favorite Dipping Noodles went up! Lots of changes due to the rise in sales taxes here.

Searched and searched for the 500yen button but it was missing... one of my absolute favorite Tsukemen went up from 500yen to 680yen. Not a big rise but the value at 500yen just couldn't be beat.  

So thought I'd give the 305 Jiro'style ramen a try.

For the Jiro ramen you can ask for extra veggie topping, deeper flavor, more lard and garlic.

Its Jiro style but lacked the thick chewy noodles, soup was a bit flavorless and well... overall not that good.  Next time I'll have to go for the usual favorite Tsukemen.

Always the friendly staff.

One of the great things about 305 (San Maru Go Ramen) is they have 4 totally different types of ramen.

And I leave you with a nice Ford~.

Restaurant: 305 Ramen
Shop Website:
Address J: 東京都港区六本木7-13-10 ジャスマック六本木館
Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Roppongi 7-13-10

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

MARUNOUCHI: Henry Good Seven... ShinMaru 7th Anniversary Party

Once a year the entire 7th floor of posh Shin-Marunouchi Bldg becomes a full on all you can eat extravaganza with amazing DJs... this night Nigo, Ilmari, Verbal... Teriyaki boyz were spinning.

The friendliest DJ's...

We spent most of our time hanging out at Henry Good Seven so I'll just focus on the finger foods they served.

Roast Beef I think?  It was incredibly chewy... I just couldn't bit into it.

The friendliest Parmesan cheese girls giving out massive chunks to everyone.

FOUR ROSES Bourbon campaign girl... no samples but I got to wear a hat!

Brownies here were great and moist chocolate cake even better!

The Bartender was so generous with the request to add a bit more alcohol to my Mojito orders.  I think she mentioned she was from the Ukraine. 

Beautiful views of Tokyo station from the huge outside patio.

Overall this event is spectacular... it will happen again in April 2015!  Hope to see you there.

Restaurant: Henry Good Seven
Address J: 東京都千代田区丸の内1-5-1 新丸の内ビルディング 7F
Address E: Tokyo, Chiyoda-ku, Marunouchi 1-5-1, Shin Marunouchi Bldg 7F

ヘンリーグッドセブン, ラウンジ, カフェ, パンケーキ, 大手町, Japan, Japanese, foodie, dj, bar, italian, french, american, casual, dinner, tokyobelly, yelp, Sony RX100