Last Wednesday, Satoshi had the day off. I had a lesson, so he met me in Umeda for dinner.
We went to Monsoon. It is on the 4th floor of the Urban Terrace in Chayamachi (above Cafe La Boheme).
The restaurant was quite empty since it was a weekday, so we were quickly seated. The waitress mumbled something, when we asked her to repeat what she said, she mentioned that if we pulled a winning stick we could receive two summer rolls for free.
So, I shook the bottle and out popped a winning stick.
We ordered spring rolls. This was sold per roll, which is good, don't you hate it when you order something and the amount that comes doesn't match the amount of people in your group?
A salad that had spinach and morning glory in it, is morning glory watercress?
Pad thai with seafood (sorry this photo is a blur), lots of seafood (shrimp, squid and scallops).
A variety of satay (chicken, pork, shrimp and beef), these were tasty but we thought they were a little pricey...only 4 sticks for the price they were charging (which I don't remember).
And some Vietnam fried rice, this came with a spicy sauce, lots of veggies and some crunchy toppings.
Everything was good, nicely flavored, maybe not authentically Vietnamese or Thai, but we thought we got a LOT for our money.
As we were walking out of the building a man stopped us on the street. At first we thought he was going to ask us for directions, but we were corralled into listening to his sales pitch for his apple juice and apple vinegar.
At first, I was only going to buy some juice but ended up buying 2 bottles of juice and the vinegar. They were pricey, 4500 yen (about US$45) for the 3 bottles, but I bought them with hopes of doing my part to help the economy. Plus, this type of apple juice is really good, made from Aomori Fuji apples, really sweet with no added sugar or preservatives.
15-22 Urban Terrace Chayamachi Bldg A, 3F