Tuesday, November 08, 2011

standard bookstore

standardbkstore After French class last Tuesday, I had lunch at Standard Bookstore located in NU Chayamachi Plus.

I tried their chili dog & drink set...840 yen.

There is no table service, after ordering at the counter, they give you a number and when your order is ready, you go back to the counter to pick up your food.

Everything on a silver tray (fancy, yeah?!)

The chili wasn't too spicy, and could have been spicier. The hot dog had a nice snap and the red onions had a bite to it...the onion flavor (read onion breath) stayed with me for a long time afterwards.

What surprised me was the scoop of whipped potatoes...ice cold, buttery, smooth and delicious. (It is rare to find mashed potatoes in Japan, not even KFC serves it here.)

Another thing that surprised me was the "American" sized coffee.

I am looking forward to trying more items on their menu and a nice thing is that they also have free WI-FI....I'll definitely be back.

Standard Bookstore
NU Chayamachi Plus
Umeda, Osaka
Phone: 06.6485.7139
Hours: 11:00-21:00


Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

It's funny how much I can relate to your comment... I am becoming more Americanized than I thought. Yeah considering the food portion, the coffee size is huge! That size got to be large at least in Japan (medium here?) and hot dog is more like Japanese size...and spicy level too, that I prefer less spicy anyway.... I was surprised and actually dislike that KFC here has mashed potatoes not french fries as option!!! And no burger.... that's the best part in Japanese KFC for me. =) This food fo Y800 seems expensive, especially current rate, we're paying this for over $10... hmm..

K said...

Looks like a nice lunch at the bookstore! I love mashed potatoes :o)

K said...

Actually now that I think about it- is this an actual bookstore or is it just the name of the restaurant? haha!

K and S said...

lol Nami, when I first came to Japan, I was bummed that KFC didn't serve mashed potatoes. Price wise, it includes the drink, so in Japan, I think it is reasonable :)

K, it is an actual bookstore (though they don't sell the "popular" stuff", so they say)

Take care you two.

Dave63 said...

Hi, Sounds good but a bit expensive.

Rowena... said...

At 840 yen that actually sounds pretty reasonable. Okay, I better get moving on my hot dog experiment soon...

K and S said...

Thanks Dave63, in the U.S. (especially NYC) this meal would definitely be overpriced, but here, it is about right.

Thanks Rowena, looking forward to your experiments :)

Take care you two.

KirkK said...

Hi Kat - How large is an American sized coffee.... I'm just kinda wondering.....

K and S said...

In my opinion, american sized would be about 16oz or so Kirk.

Take care.