Haneda airport 百膳 – no calorie-wasting restaurants 


Haneda airport  Much closer to Central Tokyo, I have chosen Haneda airport this time round! And just like almost anywhere in Japan, restaurants over here will definitely not disappoint your palates. Famished by the time I got here from Kyoto (yes it’s a pretty long journey totalling about 3h on the tokaido shinkansen, yamanote and monorail lines!), I couldn’t bring myself to the join the long snaking queue of the restaurant beside 百膳! It must have been a famous restaurant from central tokyo and I suspect the people queuing may actually be residents from around that area! 

 Anyway, 百膳 seemed to serve slightly heavier tasting Japanese food that was what a famished stomach required at that time! So there we go, the flavourfully marinated beef topped with a still-runny yolk that has already just started to thicken and turn viscous.   Still delicious nevertheless, the creamy yolky egg complemented the unami tender beef splendidly when you かき混ぜる with the rice!   And of course not forgetting the beautiful sides we get! One side to take note of is the clear soup with some really thin soba in it. I would have never believed that clear soup from such economical restaurants could taste so good as it always seems that only the Michelin ones will get it right! Clear yet not losing any flavour, I gulped the whole bowl! A seductive 2000 yen for this whole set, this was indeed very good value for money!   And a picture of the floating fujiyama to round off the trip; that was spotted on the tokaido sen back to tokyo! So long Japan, see you in Autumn 2015! And, yes would you expect a long list of Tokyo, Kyoto restaurants coming up soon!


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