Tonight would be tapao night. Simply because grocery stores excite me crazy. Visited Takashimaya and drooled over the display of food. Visited Isetan, and drooled even more. Somehow, the vibe of Isetan felt a little more upclass from the way the local women dress for grocery shopping.
The downside about the stores is that the close really early, 8 pm. And by 7 pm, patrons are asked not to enter anymore.
This pack of instant noodles was from the nearby mini mart. Not from Isetan, but it joined in the tapao dinner escapade.
I was keen to find out if Taiwan’s instant noodles is better or is Japan’s one trumping the card. Package wise is somewhat similar as Taiwan’s.
After pouring out the gravy and ingredients, only did I realize that this instant noodles was dry style instead of soup. So whoops. The experience of this pack was somewhat suboptimal then. Gotta say the whole experience was much better with the Taiwan’s instant noodles.
The sashimis and sushis were the Isetan tapao dinners!
Apart from not knowing which sushi and sashimi to choose from, there were just too many choices! The stroll was lengthy. Walking up and down the alley, fiddling between the choices. All looked good in general, and expensive too! (Mainly because we have crappy currency exchange rate). Walking up and down, waiting for the waiter to keep adding more discount stickers and finally…The biggest discount, 500 yen!
The sashimis did not get a whopping 500 yen discount, the maximum was 200 yen, and the waiter did not look like he was going to stick anymore stickers 🙁
Ok settle for this pack, which also was fresh. Finished it within minutes. Owh man..The lovely texture of the maguro. Love it!
There was a reason why the tapao dinner was this choice. Gonna see how different the sashimis and sushis are versus Tsujiki’s tomorrow!