Friday, 24 December 2010

Food We Ate : Lunch At Akita Station

We took the shinkansen from Tokyo to Akita on Day 3 of our trip to Japan in September.


Arriving in time for lunch at Akita Station, the first order of business was looking for a decent place to eat. Not keen  to go out and about the area looking for places to eat lunch, we just head to the nearest food court in the station and found this restaurant.
What drawn us to this particular shop was the plastic food display they put in front, along with the corresponding prices too.
And thank goodness for the plastic food display because we were given this menu which had almost no photo at all! Not wanting to second guess the food that we're ordering, I resorted to dragging the waitress back to the front of the shop to check out the food display again and asked her about the items in each of the set displayed.

I must say, if we were to do this in Malaysia, we would've gotten impatient or sullen looks from the staff but in Japan, every question I asked about the food item I was going to buy/order was answered patiently. Customer is indeed king there.
Our seating area.

They do have a section with tables & chairs but I think it's more fun to sit on the tatami mats. Don't you think so? Of course, if one wants to sit on the tatami mats, make sure you are wearing clean socks because it's shoes off here. Don't want to show those manky socks to the rest of the diners there!
Our meal for the day. 

A completely satisfying meal of about 1,000yen++ per set. I think mine was the most expensive at abut 1,800yen. If I remember correctly, the total for the three set meals was about 4,000yen.
Posing time!
Dad and son enjoying their lunch. Raimie and Zaini do love their udons.

The next order of business for the day was to check-in at a nearby hotel and then, going on a train trip to Tazawako later in the evening.


  1. Those look really good! I've been eating a lot of Japanese food lately. They're very tasty much different from what I used to think.

  2. LOL! Dragging the waitress to the front of the shop in Malaysia will definitely be rewarded with a sullen look! Customer is king in Japan? How nice!

  3. Drooling at the food! Feeling hungry now!!

  4. @jellybelly,
    Lucky you! I want to eat a lot of Japanese food too.:)

    So you're loving Japanese food more now. Cool! I, of course am always happy to know more people loving the food, the culture or anything Japanese.

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and family.

  5. @foong,
    That's why. Cannot do this in Malaysia. Who wants to "layan" us asking way too many questions before ordering.

    Yup, customer is king and that is partly why I love Japan so much.

    Had dinner yet? Don't drool over photos, go eat your Christmas dinner! LOL

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you!

  6. shrimps!!!

    i love those foods Lina, I wanna have some too!

  7. @Ayie,
    Then you have to make sure you eat plenty once you are in Japan. :)


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