Happy Sunday dear AMW readers! Did you have a relaxing weekend? I did take things slowly this weekend, I will just be attending a kiddie party then go back home and lay in bed like a dead fish! *hahaha*
Speaking of FISH! *laughs* And food in general, can I please continue my Japan Food Post so I can completely make YOU want to visit the country?
Last weekend, I did the first part and if you haven't read it yet, do check back by smiling and clicking HERE.
I have said it before and I will say it again, just be adventurous and you'll find yourself embracing the culture! If you are on a budget, you do not need to sit in expensive restaurants in Japan, in between travel via subway, you may find a lot of cute Bento Boxes sold in reasonable price (considering the quantity of food you get.)
You see these at random Subway Station and food court! (Note: To check out the price, click photo to enlarge. Use an online currency converter to check the value in your currency.)
Bento Boxes seen at the Tokyo Station
There were around 8-10 stalls side by side and we took a long walk peeking at all the Bento Boxes we could look at!
From Pork, beef, eel, etc... I'm sure my reporting would even be better if I understand Japanese, but I don't! :( Sorry!
More Rice Boxes
Healthy salad and sandwiches
The choices were limitless! If I live here, I wouldn't even be cooking with all the wonderful healthy food choices available anywhere you go!
We got intrigued with the brand Maisen as we see them a lot!
We bought a box and took it with us to Tokyo DisneySea! I'm really grateful we made this decision as most restaurants in DisneySea were packed and we were too hungry to line up! So this is a great "in-between" stomach filler!
Nothing beats freshly made food but still, these are really tasty!
Just when you thought you've had enough of Bento Boxes at the Subway station, they will still be around inside supermarkets! I have seen Japanese purchasing their dinner before going home! I wouldn't mind doing the same thing everything looks scrumptious!
One of the "most seen" food are Pork Tonkatsu
And I tell you, that's not all! Japanese love their sweets! I have never seen stalls after stalls of sweets in the Philippines!
They look like flavored pudding
One Piece Characters
I wouldn't even dare eat them! So cute!
There are also loads of Onigiri Rice! I just randomly pick some by reading the Kanji characters!
If you think you've had enough of Japanese snacks, there are a lot of bakeshops on various places!
I tried the Spinach and Salmon Quiche from Ueno Station and we love it so much! It costs roughly around Php200.00 (approx $4.00). Not bad as it's filling!
This is another random bread that I've tried. It has ham and cheese on it and known to be the top 3 bestseller in the bakery! I'm glad I bought these as we got hungry inside Meiji Shrine so at least, we have something to keep our tummy warm!
JPY260.00 (approx Php130.00/$3.00)
Random dumplings bought at a food court
The best tasting one is the one with crazy "plus-signed" eyes smiley! *lol*
And if you're not the adventurous type, you can always go for fast food chains like ...
Some random Shawarma from Harajuko
The meat is quite juicy and filled with loads of vegetables!
You can also randomly try snacks from convenience stores
And don't miss the rice cakes!
All in all, I can assure you that you won't get hungry in Japan! You can get a nice, filling meal for around JPY500.00 (approx Php250.00/$5.80) and above. Snacks could go from JPY200.00-JPY400.00! You just have to look around and be open-minded to try things even though you don't understand the language! Again, it helps to know the Japanese words for Pork, Beef, Chicken or Fish! The rest? There's always hand gestures and a big smile! :)
I hope you enjoyed the photos!
Are you adventurous in terms of food?