Monday, 17 August 2015

Simple, Affordable Fare. Our Meals In Japan

OK. First of all, we have to admit that we are quite frugal about dining while vacationing in Japan.

But that didn't mean that we'd skimped much. Just that we tried our best at finding places that offers good deals for our meals.

Breakfasts : comes free with our hotel stay.

We only paid for our breakfast the morning we arrived to Tokyo from Nagoya, after taking a midnight bus.

Still, breakfast at Yayoi-ken is cheap and filling and much better for us than opting for a fast food breakfast. Who needs hotcake fr breakfast when one can have natto instead?

Lunches and dinners - Yayoi-ken is always a favourite. With their set meals ranging from 500 - below 800yen for both lunch and dinner, the place is our favourite pick.

Udon shop is good too.

And the odd Gusto.

And splurging on sushi too.

Plus coffee. Coffeeeeeee...
First night in Nagoya - dinner.
First breakfast in Tokyo at where else? Yayoi-ken, after we got or luggages at the hotel we'd checked-in later.

Absolutely adore natto for breakfast! It was only about 370yen and a bit extra with the salmon added (530yen). 
Son enjoying his clam miso soup which was an extra than normal miso soup which came free with the set.
And udon for lunch.
We were blessed to enjoyed a home cooked food when we were invited for dinner at Minoru's house. He and his wife are so generous and we are thankful.
Breakfast on the second day in Tokyo, complimentary with our hotel stay.
Dinner.

Grilled saba for Son.
Fried oyster for me.
Shima hokke for hubby.
Breakfast on the fourth day, before we went up to Mount Takao.
Got to sample a few stuff at one of the shops while hiking up Mount Takao. Even grilled sweet potato and bought some really sweet persimmons as our lunch. ^^
Dinner was still at Yayoiken. Forgot who ordered the sanma fish this time. But we didn't eat the aubergine as it was cooked with unidentified meat so we just pushed it aside.
Breakfast on the fifth day. We sure had a healthy breakfast, don't we? And I love them!

The hotel kitchen staff used to serve onigiri (rice balls) but I think they've stopped doing it now. But the other hotel of the same chain still do, so maybe it's because of the clientele? The one we stayed in, in Asakusa sees a lot of foreign tourists nowadays instead of salarymen after all.
Later, a short coffee break with Ru after our walk to Heirinji and Todai.
It was saba misoni for hubby for dinner and I enjoyed the sanma later that evening after a rush of shopping in Kappabashi.
Son didn't want to eat out so we got him something from the konbini instead.
Breakfast on the morning we were leaving for Lake Kawaguchi.
We ate lightly for lunch, eating bread sold the Fujisan Marathon REPC. Later hubby and I enjoyed dinner for two at Gusto while son wanted to just stay in the hotel room. We later bought some onigiri and bento for him to enjoy.
Breakfast the next morning, on the race day of Fujisan Marathon.
Later we had an early dinner at Gusto and enjoyed some sweet treats after dinner.
A sushi dinner when we returned to Tokyo. Kinda a splurge for us, for Son's birthday. ^^
Our last meal, and in Nagoya before we returned home after a 10-days vacation in Japan. 

5 comments:

  1. Lots of cheap & tasty restaurants in Japan. We have quite a few one-coin places near us and even the gourmet stuff is reasonably priced compared to my home country of Australia.

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    1. There is a misconception about all things Japan are expensive.

      But eating, and sometimes in a nice place too, aren't that expensive here. And sometimes, it's more affordable than going to a café in Malaysia!

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  2. Hi! I always thank you and your family that you impress Japanese dishes are very delicious. We will go to Sydney in September, We will eat Japanese dishes once in two days there.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Have fun in Sydney, Minoru.

      We are excited to head to Kyoto this year. :)

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  3. Hi! I always thank you and your family that you impress Japanese dishes are very delicious. We will go to Sydney in September, We will eat Japanese dishes once in two days there.
    Thanks for sharing.

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