Jan 1, 2010

The Asia Trip: First Meal... Chicken Katsu!

A takeout bento!  I thought I'd start the new year with the long-awaited posts of my trip to Asia.

This takeout bento purchased after arriving late one night in Yokohoma featured fresh chicken katsu with a sweetened scrambled egg rectangle, katsu sauce, and pickled bamboo strips (they're under the sauce packet).  Not too different from a to-go bento you might get out here in southern California but none too expensive at a little less than 400 yen (about 4 bucks).

It was nice (the chicken was nicely breaded and crisp), but a little too familiar for a first meal in a foreign country.

Honestly, when I think about it, prices in the Tokyo aren't any more expensive (food wise) than say another big city like New York or San Francisco..  Don't get me wrong, there are very nice restaurants that can be very pricey but the bargains are there as well.


  1. long awaited post indeed!

  2. I wish schools and universities could serve good food like this for such low prices. Looks so good although it is simple and not very "special" perhaps!

    Happy New Year by the way :).

  3. Thanks! Happy New Year to you too!


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