I did not spend much time taking photos of the tourist attractions; instead, almost all the photos I took this time were all about the food! So, here is our first meal in Japan! :)
Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku Mitsui Building 2-1-1 B1/F
1:Yucks! 2:Improvement needed 3:So-S0~ 4:Good 5:Very good 6:Heavenly
- Various locations, and each has different business hours
- Japanese (pork) hotpot restaurant
- Restaurants in Japan love serving water/tea in cold. It was alright since the weather was pretty hot...even hotter than Hong Kong!
- Unlike Chinese restaurants, every cup of tea costs. I'm not sure about the second cup though...maybe you are allowed to "refill".
- I actually wanted to have ocha/green tea, but they didn't have any tea except oolong tea :/
- Each person got 3; served after you've ordered
- My mom ate the first one with the chopsticks; but then the waiter taught us to eat them with a toothpick instead.
- Soaked in some light soy sauce, which had a mild sweetness.
- They were really fresh and chewy. My mother loved these.
- Dressing served aside, with an egg in it.
- Some people hate the raw flavour of onions; but I love it. The onions and the black pepper sprinkled on top were really good. I almost finished all the onions. Yum.
- Some pork/ham cubes were mixed into the salad; they were a tad tasty and went well with the fresh veggie.
- Served on a bed of sliced cabbage. You can mix in the sauce and turn it into a salad (which my dad seemed to quite enjoy).
- They were fried at the right point. The skin was just a little oily.
- After deep-frying, the pork was still juicy and tender.
- They may look big here, but actually it's 1/2 pork 1/2 onions. I didn't get to try the onions though :(
- Another one of my favourites-tofu!, with some dried small fish on top.
- After trying a couple of times, I found the fried fish taste like dried pork floss....they did have some "pork-y" flavour.
- Standard soft tofu served in some sort of ponzu sauce.
- This was the best dish of the night! Everyone loved it!
- It looked like an omelette actually, with chopped spinach and some masago mixed into the egg.
- The egg was not fully cooked; it was still quite watery inside. The great thing was, however, the egg just melt in your mouth with the other ingredients. Yumyumyum.
- Of course, I need raw fish (that's probably one of my purposes to be here in Japan)! So I was really excited to have this.
- Roku-Mary does not have quite a lot of sashimi; they only have 1-3 kinds of sashimi.
- They sure look as good as they taste. Tender meat with a hint of vinegary taste...
- However, speaking of sashimi, they were not as raw as I thought. Yes they were nicely seared, but I was expecting some sashimi :(
- Sorry I didn't take a photo of this. You can imagine using ham as a tempura...
- Tasted interesting to me because I seldom have fried ham, haha.
- This was surely better than I expected. It was not greasy, crunchy with a thin crust.
- Roku-Maru does not offer many desserts, e.g. yuzu sorbet, matcha ice-cream, and this. Since this was the most "special" dessert on the menu, my mom chose to have this instead of ice-cream.
- It looked like noodle on the outside, but there's vanilla ice-cream inside.
- Sprinkled with some cinnamon/cocoa powder on the side.
So, here's my first Japan post :) If you want to know more about Roku-Maru Gogenton, please visit their website.