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Old 05-02-2014, 11:41 PM   #1
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Japan Nom Nom Thread

Since there's already tons of threads & posts on various travelling related topics, i thought i'll do up a nom nom thread

From my most recent trip to tokyo, as previous trips are all videos taken hence unable to post it here


3 of my MUST EAT snacks whenever i'm in tokyo -


This fried chicken is kinda special, as i've never had anything like it. It's skinless chicken deep fried without much batter BUT it's still crunchy!! i have no idea how they did it.

I think they have a few stores thru out tokyo, but the one i go to is near the Tokyo skytree along the road going towards the store selling Skytree Don



this...... is the most heavenly cream bun i'll ever have in my life.... must eat .. they have few outlets. One of it at JR Shinagawa but this one i got is from JR Akihabara





Lastly... it's this meat croquette over at Asakusa (near sensoji). I have no idea why but i find it extremely tasty....
The one beside it wasn't there last year, iirc. They are selling those soft curry bun that uses kobe/black beef. But i find it too salty to my liking




If you're thinking of having Mac, i suggest trying First Kitchen..... Wa.... the BEB (bacon egg burger) is really nice. They use those soft buns (similar to mac fillets') and the sauce is not too salty. However their mentaiko isn't that fantastic though, i've tasted better.

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Old 05-02-2014, 11:53 PM   #2
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no melon bun ?

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Old 05-02-2014, 11:57 PM   #3
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I dug up some links to help others reading this:

1) Kin no tori kara 金のとりから
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3) Asakusa Menchi 浅草メンチ
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4) First Kitchen ファーストキッチン
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Old 06-02-2014, 12:00 AM   #4
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Stick & Spoons (no english menu)

Let me just say that the meat actually felt like it melted when i took my first bite. Seriously...... it really did....

They have set meal which comes with salad & drinks but i opted to have rice instead.... the sauce goes very very well with the rice...

Located at Ueno area ( a small street beside ameyokocho )






Mentekiya which is already much talked about... same standard ( and of cuz same length of queue ) - like the ramen, do not like the queue but well, was there for another reason --- the Kitkat concept store




Blacows, which serves burger with patties using 100% Japanese Black Wagyu.
My verdict - the bun 9/10 , sauce 8/10 and the beef 8/10 (cuz their beef can't beat the one i had at Stick & Spoon)

They also have a counter over at Tokyo Station Daimaru food hall now


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Old 06-02-2014, 12:06 AM   #5
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no melon bun ?



I've thought to myself, a lot, why oh why there's a limit to how much food i can down in a day

Oh and to satisfy any crab cravings would be @ the usual Douraku ( LUNCH IS MUCH CHEAPER)



As i was wondering the streets at night, i came across this restaurant selling handmade udon. Not really crowded even though it's dinner time, BUT i am really glad i gave it a try.

It's self service style, where u choose the type of udon you want (between 250-480 ) then you can move along the counter to pick up various tempura they have laid down buffet style......

Wa..... really, 3 words to describe the udon - Jin Ho Chiak
The tempura - is so so but still a commendable 7/10

PLUS it's kinda cheap! The receipt you saw is for 2 bowls of udon plus that plate of tempura which includes 2 ebi
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Old 06-02-2014, 12:21 AM   #6
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5) Sticks and Spoons スティック&スプーン
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6) Mutekiya 無敵屋
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7) Blacows ブラッカウズ
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8) Marugame Seimen 丸亀製麺
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I dug up some links to help others reading this:

1) Kin no tori kara

2) Hattendo

3) Asakusa Menchi

4) First Kitchen
Nice!!! you're very resourceful

Let me add some links to a few places really worth the calories, but no pics since most of mine are videos

Kurori Ramen (i give it the same rating as fuunji & Mentakiya) - nearest station is Ichigaya




Minoya restaurant which serves sakura nabe (horse meat) Nearest station is Morishita Station which is just a short walk, there's a takoyaki stall just at the cross junction of the row it's situated at




Everyone do share the nom nom you've had. While i was there last week, came across 2 "pasar malam"



This is actually streak of bacon (beef/pork) wrap around rice on a stick

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For crab, personally I prefer Kani honke over Kani doraku.
Esp Kani Honke's crab porridge and crab croquettes.
But then for Kani Doraku, I liked their Kani Karaage.

And I agree with Crexzz, their lunch set menus are cheaper than dinner set menus.
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so shiok to read all these food thread in the morning
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My aunt told me about some ramen in Asakusa that uses fish stock instead of traditional pork bone stock. Anybody tried it before?

Have already shortlisted a few places to try in Tokyo when I visit in March.

1) Midori sushi (highly recommended by my relatives)
2) Ichiran ramen (everybody seems to rate this very highly)
3) fresh cream bun from family mart/lawson.
4) Gyukaku (for about $40, 90 minutes buffet style compared to the rape price here)
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Midori sushi i highly recommend u go their main shop for their monday buffet unless u are small eater
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Maguro Ichiba for cheap and yummy rice bowls



Crexzz, i had the same meat croquette before too... it's this shop correct?


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Old 06-02-2014, 12:41 PM   #15
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For crab, personally I prefer Kani honke over Kani doraku.
Esp Kani Honke's crab porridge and crab croquettes.
But then for Kani Doraku, I liked their Kani Karaage.

And I agree with Crexzz, their lunch set menus are cheaper than dinner set menus.
Is honke available in tokyo? would love to try it

Actually, for most jap restaurant, lunch would be cheaper. Hence i'll always try to plan these more expensive feeds on lunch BUT, i realised that not all these restaurant serve lunch .

I had wanted to try Tora Fugu, went there during lunch time and realised it's only open for dinner....... My bad on assuming it'll be serving lunch & dinner
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