It's winter so hot noodles seem to hit the spot, this is niku udon with a semi boiled egg (onsen tamago) at Fujinoya-which advertises it self as a Nagasaki restaurant-in Ichigaya. I thought it hit the spot for ¥930.
I am going to visit Sri Lanka this winter vacation. There are several sources that were inspiration for this adventure-essays by Paul Bowles, descriptions from travel writer Paul Theroux, and a memoir about living there as a child by by Michael Ondaatje. Before I go I must sample the food (similar to neighboring India) and I found a lovely restaurant nearby in Nakano, Acharanata. This was a chicken curry, but several side dishes that were explained by the Japanese chef who had spent time in Sri Lanka. I'm looking forward to more great meals during my sojourn.
It was a cold rainy Monday, so I wanted to eat ramen preferably near home. But the two standbys near my apartment were closed so I tried a new one. They feature an original take on miso ramen which is one of my favorite flavors, it was reasonably priced at ¥730. It was good, but to be honest, I like the other two places better, however, the gyoza looks good so I might be back to try that.
Taishu Shokudo is an old school Japanese style diner near Suidobashi station. I went with the chicken nanban (fried chicken with tartar sauce), gnerous portions served with rice and miso soup for ¥850.
The Kiriko cafe includes a take out area where people can admire the night view of Ginza. I wanted a cocktail so sat in the cafe and received a free Nescafe matcha and a Japanese sweet to go with my yuzu highball.
I recently discovered a new "Hamburg" restaurant, Yamamoto. Anyway, this place is on the shotengai (Pearl Center Shotengai) in Minami Asagaya and I ordered the gratin hamburg with rice and miso soup for ¥1500-excellent-I'll be back.
I sometimes work in Ichigaya and I had walked past an Italian ramen shop several times without entering, Due Italian, but I recently found out it was added to the Micheline Guide as a Gourmet Bib restaurant so I realized it was not just a fad shop (i.e. I refuse to eat pineapple ramen in Nishi Ogikubo for this reason). I had the Fromage Ramen for ¥980 and was great. I guess they are going for the female crowd with thin noodles in a chicken-based broth with creamy cheese and spring onions-I'll be back.
I won a free dinner for two with a group from The Weekender magazine at Itaemon Sushi Edo and got treated to some good food and drinks. Although I think it is geared more for a tourist experience than a fine dinning experience.
Part of the restaurant has counter service with fresh fish on display.
French Curry Spoon boasts 13 roughly cut spices in its curry as well as 13 types of rice grains that is garnished with tender beef boiled in wine. I went with the French curry with an onsen egg topping for ¥1090.