Favorite Quick Lunch
Posted 28 September 2003 - 08:58 PM
Question: What do you like to eat for lunch when you are pressed for time and cannot really go far or sit down in a restaurant? Please assume bento from home is not an option, as I stay in a hotel when I am there.
I find that I often go back to one item again and again. A fast takeout place in the lobby of my building serves donburi type dishes (not actually served in a donburi, but in a Chinese-type cardboard takeout box). They have one where the toppings are: yama-imo, nameko, those tiny little crispy sardine-like fish, pureed green vegetable, salmon, shoyu, and raw okra. The rice is not perfect, but is decent. I get this once or twice a week for a delicious takeout slimefest! Anyone else had this? Is it a common dish that I could find a better version of in a sit-down restaurant?
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Posted 29 September 2003 - 04:23 PM
Posted 29 September 2003 - 06:39 PM
Take-out sushi and bentos are good too, and believe it or not, instant ramen. There are some really tasty varieties.
Posted 29 September 2003 - 08:40 PM
Japan is filled with quick-meal restaurants. Ask you coworkers. They'll know.
Posted 29 September 2003 - 08:45 PM
Another one of my favorite "fast" food places by my house is the Ishiyaki bimbimbap counter at a local food court. They have only ishiyaki (stone bowl) and about 7 or 8 varieties of it, the price is great as well.
Posted 23 January 2007 - 03:44 PM
It is a cell phone photo so the quality isn't that great...
The restaurant is called Hathi and they sell most Vietnamese style dishes. I really love their kabocha salad that is on the side of the dish. At 700 yen ($5.75) it isn't a bad price for a hot lunch.