It was a rainy Thursday and I didn't feel like having the specialty at Menya Kikyo, tsukemen, but went for spicy ramen instead for ¥750. It was very hearty and filling-just around the corner as well, so I'll be back.
LAMEX is a new tex-mex style restaurant in Omotesando that opened up earlier this year by a couple of guys from LA. They are serving up classics like the mole sauce enchiladas (pictured). They also follow the American tradition of providing chips and salsa with the meal. I'll be back to try some of the other menu offers-the wet burrito in particular looks good. They also have an impressive tequila selection.
Mu-Hung is a very popular Singaporean restaurant in Nishi Ogikubo-it was at full capacity every time I have come by-it has a nice bright, open entrance with seating outside. For my first visit I had to try the chicken rice for ¥850-it didn't disappoint. I am looking forward to trying other options on another visit.
I recently stopped by Whale in the Dai-ichi Ichiba restaurant arcade, a retro-style, indoor "food alley" just north of Koenji station. They have Punk IPA on tap (¥1200 for the M size-see above and they also have several bottle selections). I got falafel (¥300) and hummus (¥600) along with the little plate above for the otoshi seating menu offering (¥350). Delicious and healthy.
The Broiled seasonal fish, stewed pork belly, Japanese rolled egg, deep fried bamboo shots, deep fried yuba (tofu skin), chilled sweet potato soup, sakura shrimp and broad beans in soybean and sesame sauce, and asparagus with sesame cream sauce.
Japanese beef cutlet with onion sauce.
Seasonal cooked rice with pickles and darkbrown miso soup.