お手頃な飲食店を外国人旅行者に英会話で紹介しよう！（東京版） 2017年9月20日 （第2.0版）
Hey, hungry boys! It costs only 500 yen. (US$4.44) Many pieces of deep-fried chicken are topped with rice. This shop is located near Akihabara 秋葉原 in Tokyo.
In Japan, some restaurants specialize in blow (puffer) fish food. It is white meat fish. Blowfish is called Fugu ふぐ in Japanese. Don’t worry about blowfish poison. The parts which have no poison are edible. It is always prepared by licensed manufactures or chefs.
ANKO あんこ is a sweet red bean paste. There are many kinds of ANKO sweets in Japan. One of them is OHAGI おはぎ which is sticky rice covered with ANKO.
KOURAKUEN 幸楽苑 This ramen shop offers inexpensive food and when you want to get full with little expense, it’s good to order their set meal of ramen, dumplings, and fried rice. The set meals are slightly discounted compared to the total of their list prices.
There are an English edition and a bilingual edition. Both of them were revised this year. The eBooks are discounted for a while. About US$3 > $1 (100 yen)
A traditional Japanese food Tokoroten ところてん is made from a kind of sea vegetable Tengusa 天草 (agarophyte).
A bar offers this service. 1 hour 1010 yen 2 hours 1680 yen I haven’t been there yet, but I would like to go by the end of this month. Does anyone want to go to the bar with me?
1. Restaurant chain name Tsukiji-ichiba-niikyuppa 築地市場298 In total, 2050 yen, 90 minutes would be suitable for 2 foods and the all-you-can-drink alcohol beverages.
A Japanese restaurant Ika-center イカセンター specializes in fresh squid sashimi. Some squids are kept alive in the tank of the restaurant. Immediately after the customer orders, it is sliced as sashimi.
Occasionally I meet international tourists in Tokyo who come to Japan just because they’re curious about the country and its culture, sometimes as young as 20 years old. It’s not a problem, of course, I would like to see them to enjoy Japan even more.
Emblem Hostel エンブレムホステル in Tokyo occasionally organizes sushi making experience event for the guests of the hostel. You will walk to a nostalgic Japanese style sushi bar near the hostel. You must enjoy making sushi and the bar’s atmosphere.
You will see ice cream vending machines while traveling in Japan. They are placed in stations and popular sightseeing places. When I was young, I would often buy 17 seventeen ice after school. セブンティーンアイス
This food is sashimi konnyaku さしみこんにゃく. Konnyaku is a traditional food and made from the root of a plant of Araceae family such as taro. It has unique in texture like a hard type of jelly. Sashimi konnyaku is a kind of konnyaku, but it is made softer than normal konnyaku and usually seasoned with nori.
BEEF KITCHEN STAND offers tasty beef, chicken, pork, sausage, ham and horse meat. This beef steak (50g) is soft and juicy! 290 yen 名物ビフテキ
Sakana-no-himono 魚の干物 is semi-dried fish that is a traditional Japanese food. Grilled himono ひもの is popular in Japan. We often put a bit of soy sauce on it. This one is grilled horse mackerel. 590 yen Toroaji-no-hiraki トロアジの開き
I sometimes eat this set meal Sauteed Pork Liver & Chive (Nirareba-itame ニラレバ炒め) at a chain restaurant Hidakaya 日高屋. It includes rice, soup and pickles.
In Japan, some restaurants offer Horse meat sashimi that’s sliced raw meat, called Basashi 馬刺し. A restaurant uses tasty horse meat. It tastes like soft beef that’s cooked rare.
In Japan, some restaurants offer lightly roasted chicken carpaccio that’s cooked almost rare. It tastes like chicken meat sashimi. A restaurant uses Japanese brand of chicken called Daisendori 大山鶏. This domestically produced chicken is rigorously inspected and cleaned to provide that it is fresh and safe to eat.
When you are a bit hungry during your trip in Japan, It would be good to stop by a convenience store LAWSON and buy Large Size Yakitori でか焼鳥 Deka-yakitori which is grilled chicken on a skewer.
Usually taking picture of the waitresses at restaurants in Japan is not allowed, but this Chinese food restaurant remarkably offer the pictures for free of charge. However, some maid cafes offer taking picture of the maids as a paid service.
Do you like beer? Why don’t you get a drink at a bar POPEYE ポパイ in Ryogoku 両国 Tokyo 東京? Enjoy drinking their original craft beer!
It smells like a beast and some people might even say like poo-poo. KUSAYA くさや is a type of semi-dried fish, that’s eaten after being grilled.
Chige Miso Ramen チゲ味噌ラーメン at a chain restaurant Hidakaya 日高屋 is very good! Its broth is spicy kimchi miso taste.
A bar you have to try when in Akihabara 秋葉原 Tokyo 東京 early in the evening is Banpaiya 晩杯屋. They offer really inexpensive and delicious Japanese food. This picture is Yellowtail sashimi ブリ刺し Buri-sashi 200 yen.
Do you like TAKOYAKI たこ焼き (octopus dumpling)? Let’s have a party with octopus dumpling electric griddle at home!
If you use Tempura Pass, you can get a piece of tempura for free. However, you have to buy one udon. The pass costs 300 yen (includes tax) and is available from April 1 through 7 May 2017 at Hanamaru Udon はなまるうどん restaurants in Japan. New! September 15 – October 23, 2017
We are waiting for the cherry blossom (sakura 桜) festivals in Tokyo. The cherry blossom season is coming soon. Why don’t you go to Toneri Park 舎人公園 on 1st – 2nd April, 2017?
Nagasaki Chanpon 長崎ちゃんぽん is a type of noodle food, and looks like ramen. Ringerhut is this noodle chain and has many shops in Japan. The taste of the soup at Ringerhut is similar to pork taste ramen.
If you are new to drinking sake, a sake brand called Jozen Mizuno Gotoshi 上善如水 would be best for you. It has really smooth light feeling but is still very tasty and not so sweet. It is sometimes said to taste like water.
One of the food cultures in Japan is whale meat. I am going to take the pictures of the food when I eat them.
When you’re visiting Tokyo, do you miss your family, friends, and burger? If so, a good place to rest is J.S. BURGERS CAFE Where you will find yourself eating with the yummy burger. Come relax and recharge here. Then, continue your journey! !
I recommend you buy tasty instant noodles UMAKACCHAN うまかっちゃん as a souvenir. The soup is made with pork bone and many kinds of flavors are available. UMAKACCHAN is extremely rare in Tokyo!
This restaurant is specialized in only ONIGIRI (rice ball). Their onigiri is bigger than usual one and use a tasty bland rice KOSHIHIKARI こしひかり from Niigata 新潟 prefecture.
Are you tired of eating Japanese food during traveling in Japan? How about Italian food instead? A nine-course dinner with all-you-can-drink alcohol beverages costs 5000 yen and 8% tax. Cost effective! This restaurant is located in Shinjuku 新宿 Tokyo.
There are many department stores in Shinjuku 新宿 area of Tokyo. Why don’t you go to ISETAN 伊勢丹 to look around the B1 floor? You can buy so many kinds of foods and sweets for to go.
One of the popular beef bowl chain shops is MATSUYA 松屋. They offer many kinds of set meals. This is “Barbecued Beef Set Meal 牛焼肉定食” 590 yen including tax. (US$5.23)
If you really like spicy food, you should go to a ramen shop “Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto 蒙古タンメン中本“. They offer tasty spicy ramen.
FURUSATO MATSURI TOKYO ふるさと祭り東京 is organized once a year in a ballpark “Tokyo Dome”. Each region has unique festival and food. You can enjoy watching the festival shows and tasty local food. 7 – 15 January 2017 Admission fare 1000 – 1600 yen
Yakitori (焼き鳥 / やきとり) is grilled chicken on a skewer. It is made of chicken. If you become like it when traveling in Japan, I recommend you buy a canned yakitori as a souvenir. This is yummy!
“伝説のすた丼屋 Densetuno-sutadonya” is a chain pork bowl restaurant. This restaurant is called “すた丼 Suta-don” They use tasty pork, garlic and a raw egg. It is a stamina food.
I am fond of reading books in a cafe that is a converted old Japanese style house. It has a nice retro atmosphere inside and you can view its Japanese garden. This type of house is getting rarer and rarer these days.
Oden おでん is a type of Japanese hot pod / boiled cuisine. When you come to Japan I recommend you try to eat it. In cold season between October and February, most convenience stores offer oden or it can be offered at Japanese style restaurants.
This is ”A Set Meal of Fried Chicken with Tartar Sauce チキン南蛮定食定食 Chicken-nanban-teishoku“. It is juicy fried chicken with sweet vinegar and tartar sauce. Tasty! A restaurant chain “Yayoiken やよい軒” offers many kinds meals.
I write about various topics on this blog. Now, I’ll try another “Satisfactory US$7 meals in Japan” blog.
When you go sightseeing in Asakusa 浅草 in Tokyo. I recommend you stop by a Japanese green tea shop and get the best matcha ice cream. They offer the strongest matcha ice cream in the world. Delicious!
I recommend this creamy sushi “たら白子ジュレポン酢” of KURAZUSHI くら寿司. English picture menu on a touch panel is available. Most of the sushi items cost 100 yen. Super delicious!
I want you enjoy Japanese food NABE 鍋（なべ）. NABE is Japanese style hot pod or stew. NABE Festival are sometimes organized in Tokyo 東京, Osaka 大阪 and Nagoya 名古屋.
Are you looking for tasty matcha sweets? I recommend you go to a cafe “nana’s green tea” in Japan. They offer many kinds of matcha sweets and so on.
TENDON TENYA 天丼てんや is a chain tempura restaurant, and offers a large variety of inexpensive tempura foods. I highly recommend a mozzarella cheese tempura from the dinner menu.
A chain restaurant GUSTO ガスト in Japan offers a 499 yen set meal at lunch time on weekdays. It includes rice and soup. If you want, you can change the rice to the large size for free. The soup and water are free refills and are self-service. There are 4 kinds of 499 yen set meals on the lunch menu, but only one kind is available each day.
This is a a deep-fried curry bread. It is called Kare-pan in Japanese. It is a Japan made bread and really popular. Tasty curry is inside. You can buy it convenience stores and bakeries in Japan.
There are many kinds of standing bars in Japan, but standing tempura bars are rare. I will introduce a tempura bar that uses high quality ingredients such as seafood and oil. If you have the same quality tempura at a seating style luxury restaurant, you may pay the bill much higher.
This charcoal grilled food is domestically produced high quality chicken in Hokkaido 北海道. It is juicy and delicious! Many kinds of foods are cooked with Hokkaido products such as meat, seafood, milk and so on.
Horse meat is a traditional Japanese food. It is used in dishes such as horse meat sashimi and broiled horse meat. Many Japanese restaurants offer these foods in Japan. Horse meat is a healthy food, because it is richer nutritious, and has fewer calories than beef and pork.
©やなせたかし This is an anime character vending machine that includes the character designed by the manga artist TAKASHI YANASE. His popular manga and anime is ANPANMAN (アンパンマン)
Sorry! Kids are not allowed to consume alcohol. I will introduce some mini alcohol beverages to adults. It is a good Japanese souvenir.
Four Types of Japanese Skewer Foods You Have to Try When in Japan This picture above is Yakitori. When you find Japanese skewer food restaurants in Japan, please make sure what the differences are.
This is a recommended Japanese posicle which is sold by convenience stores and supermarkets, everywhere in Japan. It is called Suika-bar すいかバー in Japanese. (Watermelon posicle)
Get Japanese rare canned food as a souvenir! These cans are eel, bee, locust…