Sometimes I find places to eat while riding the train.
This was how I found out about Ginza Shokudo.
I was on the local train and we were stopped at Shonai, it was then that I notice a tantalizing photo of a plate of food.
I looked up their info on Tabelog (Japan's Yelp) and noted it.
Yesterday, the weather was quite nice, and Satoshi had the day off, so we headed down to Shonai for lunch.
We got there a little after 11:30 and they were already quite full. Luckily, a lady was nice enough to let us sit with her.
I ordered their Daily...780 yen. And Satoshi ordered their Ginza Lunch...880 yen.
Both of our lunches started off with this...consomme soup with lots of root veggies in it, and a piece of tofu topped with pickles.
Here's Satoshi's lunch...a hamburger topped with their tomato sauce and fried shrimp (his fave). It also came with some potato salad, green salad and rice.
My lunch...grilled lemon herb chicken, asari (manila clam) milk soup, salad, napolitan (spaghetti sauteed in ketchup) and garlic cabbage.
Everything was delicious, the asari milk soup reminded me of corn chowder.
I don't think they should've given me the consomme at the beginning of lunch, I was quite full with all those soups! and gave most of my rice to Satoshi.
Lunch ended with a teeny jar of orange gelatine.
This was really refreshing and actually just the right size. Made with orange juice and orange pieces.
Apparently they source their ingredients from the Hounan market next door. We walked around this market after lunch and there were lots of reasonably priced foods and ingredients there.
I wouldn't mind coming back to try other items on their menu...we'll be back.
Ginza Shokudo (UPDATE:as of 10/2015, this shop is no longer in business)
1-9-17 Shonai Higashi
Lunch: 11:30-15:00, Dinner: 18:00-22:00
Closed Sundays & Holidays
p.s. it's Friday, hope you have a great weekend!