Saturday, May 23, 2009

What's Bobby eating?

I just moved into my apartment and don't have a refrigerator, microwave or rice cooker yet, so I haven't started cooking. Mostly I rely on bentos from the conbini (convenience market) to keep me alive. But one of the great things about living in a new city is finding new places to eat!

Our table at a yakitori restaurant near the Oimachi train station. We were there for six hours and rushed back to the station to catch the last train home! The restaurant was in a narrow alley lined with tiny pubs. Inside it was decorated with natsukashii (nostalgic) Japanese pop culture memorabilia, which is common here and I love it.

A hot pot rice bowl from Churari, an Okinawan restaurant in Shibuya. This one is kalbi and kimchee (not very Okinawan I know!) and cost 880 yen. They also have a taco rice bowl, and by taco, I mean a Mexican taco, which is a very Okinawan dish.

Okonomiyaki at a restaurant in Ebisu. I think it's more fun when you cook it yourself, but then mine wouldn't of looked this good to eat.

500 yen bowl of green curry with chicken and eggplant from a booth at the Thai Festival in Yoyogi Park.

A deluxe bento from the basement food court under Tokyu Department Store in Shibuya station. It's pricer than the combini, but they have a huge selection of goodies.

The Ebi Filet-o at McDonald's! It's a shrimp sandwich and oh-so tasty!
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