Friday, September 19, 2008

Joyfull Restaurant

We went to a place called Joyfull Restaurant for dinner tonight and it is by far the sweetest deal we've had since we arrived in Japan. They have pretty decent set meals at prices that are much cheaper than the national average. I ordered a Chicken Nugget Meal (JPY 499), which came with a decent serving of rice, soup, and a side dish (which I didn't much care for). They also have an all-you-can-drink option for only JPY 200 (see first and second pictures).

I can foresee many hours spent in this restaurant in the future with books lying around when school starts. :D

明日香 Asuka Ramen (Kagoshima)

Day Three in Japan, Day Two in Kagoshima.

We went to a ramen place today. They only serve ramen and gyoza (dumplings). I ordered Shoyu (soy sauce) Ramen. It originally cost JPY 683 but the owner said that since we're students we get JPY 100 off. Yay! (Note: USD 1 = approx. JPY 100)

The ramen was pretty good, very filling too. I'm pretty sure I'll go back some other time. (The owner was pretty chatty, LOL)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Brownies Unlimited

Brownies Unlimited makes some of the best brownies I've ever tasted, and it remains my favorite source of scrumptious bite-size brownies.

Their brownies come in many different flavor combinations, and part of the reason why I choose their products over others is that their brownies are made just right: just the right size and just the right sweetness.

They have branches all over Manila and in several other places in the Philippines.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Breakfast @ IKEA (Part II)

Breakfast sets start at a little over USD1 and come with a drink. It sure is a nice way to start the day!

Breakfast @ IKEA (Part I)

In case you don't know, IKEA (the home furnishing store) also serves breakfast. I just found out when I went there the last time. Their breakfast sets don't cost a lot and they aren't shabby, either.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Raku Men Ya (Le Mian Wu in Chinese)

The name of the restaurant literally means "Happy Noodle House." I love their noodles although it's a bit on the pricey side based on Taiwan standards (prices start from about NTD200 (approx. USD7)). You can ask for seconds and thirds at no additional cost.

I always go for the ramen + dip combo (see first picture). You are basically served cold noodles and a hot dip. The concept is simple, dip and eat.

The second and third pictures show two of their soup ramen flavors. If I'm not mistaken, one is soy sauce flavor and the other is garlic flavor.

All flavors come with pork slices, seaweed and onsen eggs. I don't much care for the pork and the seaweed, but I enjoy the onsen (hot spring) eggs a lot; it's basic half-cooked eggs but it has a very special taste.

Do try it if you have the chance to swing by Taipei!