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Healthy Teishoku restaurant

27 Jun

Sunroom

various locations in Japan
Sunroom is a Teishoku (set meal from rice, miso soup, main dish and side dish) restaurant that is collaborated with F&F natural food and organic food store.

It says something like this: We use ingredients that are good for health. We choose agricultural products made in Japan, that are organic or free from agricultural chemicals, or less agricultural chemicals, and no artificial coloring, flavors or preservatives added. We severely select food and ingredients to provide our customers healthy and safe meals.

That sounds good. 😀 As a matter of fact, Sunroom is a casual Teishoku restaurant but the price setting is more expensive than other Teishoku restaurants such as Ootoya or Yayoiken, because they use more natural foods.

I think Sunroom targets female customers who like to eat healthy food. (Most of the customers at Sunroom are women.) Male customers will enjoy Yayoiken a lot more, because they can have free refill of rice and miso soup as many times as they like! Speaking of free refill, Sakurasuisan is another option. Sakurasuisan is an Izakaya but they also open for lunch hour. (Most of the customers at Yayoiken and Sakurasuisan are men.)

BTW, I personally like Ootoya, in terms of taste, price, service, and etc. Ootoya does not offer free refill but I think that’s fair. I feel as if I paid extra when I don’t have my second serving of rice at Yayoiken, even though their price setting is not so expensive anyway. Ootoya even deducts 50yen or something for a smaller bowl of rice. I like that! 😀 That’s fair!!
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Weekday Lunch Pictures 2

24 Jun

Continuing from the last food post, I’ll share with you variety of lunch sample pictures here. The only good thing about eating out around my work is to be able to try various kind of foods and restaurants, although lunch time is limited to 60 minutes. 😀

lunch sample 6: Udon from a food court
Cold Udon with grated Japanese radish and 2 small pieces of fried chicken in Japanese style…570yen

I like to eat cold Udon or Soba during summer. But this Udon was too cold for me to taste it well. 😦 The fried chicken in Japanese style was not so good either.

lunch sample 7: Gonbei onigiri (rice ball)
Chicken mayo onigiri + green perilla and chirimenjako (tiny dried young sardines) onigiri + miso soup…490yen

I like to eat some rice balls and miso soup for a light lunch. It’s not too heavy and I believe it won’t make me feel sleepy at work. 🙂

lunch sample 8: Antendo breads
Calzone with butter chicken curry sauce inside, pancake bread, and cafe latte…760yen

The calzone bread had a very small filling of curry inside. There was a lot of room inside that was only an air. ^ ^;; I still felt like eating more after finishing all. I may try other kind of breads next time.

lunch sample 9: Omurice from a food court
Omurice and iced coffee…690yen

I could put some different kind of vegetables inside the ketchup rice, if I were to cook it by myself at home. After I ate it, I thought I had to eat a lot of vegetables at dinner. Most of the meals taken outside do not have enough vegetables. The rice was seasoned too salty to me. 😦

lunch sample 10: bento from eashion and etc.
Bento (Fried sliced scad seasoned with sweet/sour sauce and etc.)…600yen

This was good! I found some sliced vegetables underneath of the fried fish. The volume was not too small, not too much, and the bento carried so many different dishes inside the box. I’m now preferring bento to meals like lunch sample 6 or 9.

Bento (vegetable bento, no meat or fish inside the box)…500yen

The upper left fried food is not meat but lotus. I’m a person who likes to eat meat, but surprisingly I was quite satisfied with this vege bento! 😀

You may expect that I make a bento by myself to eat for lunch, but unfortunately I don’t like to. I’d love to eat a bento if my husband prepares for me, though. :p

Weekday Lunch Pictures 1

14 Jun

Lunch time at work is 60 minutes from noon. I’ll share with you my weekday lunch pictures so you can roughly find what kind of meals you can have around 600yen. I could go get a bento to eat at the office, even cheaper than 600yen, but I don’t want to stay in the office. I need fresh air and color to comfort myself. Unfortunately there’s no park around the office where I can eat bento, either. 😦

What’s most important is to return to the office before 1pm. But I also want to look around a book store or some kawaii shops and apparel shops after lunch. Thus, my lunch must be served very promptly. To make the most of this limited time, I should eat alone and hang around alone. I need no company who could waste even 1 minute.

Remember glass of water is free at most of Japanese restaurants. (Refills are also free.) 😀

lunch sample 1: Doutor Coffee Shop
shrimp/salmon sandwich and ice cafe latte…670yen

This was not enough for my stomach but it was OK because I didn’t want to feel sleepy around 2-3pm.

lunch sample 2: Spaghetti Dona
spaghetti Bolognese, salad, mini dessert and iced coffee…880yen

They said they use fresh pasta, but I didn’t like their pasta so much. The pasta sauce was also not so good. But the price was very reasonable for what I ate, although it was over budget. ^ ^;;

lunch sample 3: Tenya
Tendon, miso soup and hot tea…500yen

Once in a while I feel like eating Tendon. But I believe many young women would hesitate to go to this kind of fast food restaurant that is full of men. As for myself, I don’t mind. ^ ^;; I ordered a very simple Tendon, without Udon or some extra dishes. However, this Tendon set made me so sleepy after I went back to work. I wouldn’t have it again while I’m working in the company office. (x_x)

lunch sample 4: Ootoya
chicken/vegetables in black vinegar (mini bowl)…570yen

I like Ootoya. It’s good most of set menu come with adequate amount of vegetables. In this bowl, there was thinly sliced cabbage underneath of the chicken, green pepper, egg plant, and etc. But the downside of Ootoya is only that it takes some time until the ordered meal is served. I was unable to have enough time to hang around after I finished my meal.

lunch sample 5: Lotteria
tartar chicken burger, french fry and ice cafe latte…590yen

I’d definitely prefer other burger shops but this time I somehow chose to have my lunch at Lotteria. But just 1 time is enough.

I’ll share with you more different lunch sample pictures later! 😀
What do you eat for lunch usually?

SUJU Dining @Shin Marunouchi Bldg.

3 Apr

Suju Dining
nearest train station: Tokyo or Otemachi
(Shin Marunouchi Bldg. 5F)
phone: 03-5224-8686
open: Mon.-Fri. 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:00pm-11:00pm
Sat. Sun. and National Holidays 11:30am-4:00pm, 5:00pm-10:00pm

There are certain areas in Tokyo that I don’t frequent. Tokyo-Ginza area is one of them. That’s why whenever I see friends living east part of Tokyo, I tell them I don’t mind travelling to their area. The other day I met my friend from previous work (interior/house renovation planning job) at Shin Marunouchi Bldg. (a.k.a Shin Marubiru, in Japanese) for lunch. 🙂


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Matcha cafe

26 Feb

nana’s green tea
nearest train station: Jiyugaoka (There are some branch stores in Japan.)
phone: 03-3718-3552
address: 1-29-18 Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
open: 10:30am – 10:30pm (Sunday: 10:30am – 9:00pm)

I personally like coffee more than British tea and I still prefer British tea and western desserts to green tea and Japanese desserts. (I don’t like Japanese sweets such as Youkan, Anmitsu, Dango, and etc. so much.) But somehow I felt like having a break at a matcha cafe when I visited Jiyugaoka the other day. It’s possible the interior and the lighting seemed relaxing to me. 🙂
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Ramen and Crystal Bowls music…

11 Dec

Senmi
nearest train station: Musashinitta (Tokyu Tamagawa Line)
address: 1-7-9 Yaguchi, Ohta-ku, Tokyo
phone: 03-5482-1003
open: 11:00am – 2:30pm / 5:00pm – 0:30am
close: irregularly

The other day, my husband and I had Ramen before we went to a Crystal Bowls healing session at a shrine. We were the first customers there because we entered right after they opened at 11 in the morning.

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Nice soba restaurant!

21 Nov

Kyouzanbou
nearest train station: Not accessible by train
location: Susono, Shizuoka
phone: 0559-98-0170
open: 11:30am- 6:00pm
close: Mondays and the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays

I had a chance to visit this nice Soba restaurant the other day, on the way to an onsen hotel in Shizuoka with a family of my husband’s.

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