There are a lot of Hawaii eateries that have brought shops to Japan. They start off in Tokyo and then if they are popular they spread themselves around Japan.
While I am happy that a piece of "home" can be found here, I haven't checked out most because I don't want to be disappointed.
There is something about eateries that come from Hawaii that lose their "local" feel about them.
Well, the other day, I was in the area, so I decided to check out Bogart's Cafe.
I've never been to the one in Hawaii, so I didn't know what to expect.
I liked that the feel to the place was laid back and that they were playing Hawaiian music.
They are apparently popular for their eggs benedict, pancakes and açaí bowl.
Instead I ordered their BLT...900 yen and a drink...300 yen.
If you've been reading this blog, you know that "bacon" is hard to come by in Japan, usually you get what we call "Canadian bacon". It is rare if you ever get something crispy.
Well, the bacon was hard.as.rock. I mean how long do you have to cook bacon for it to get that hard?!
One of my friend on Tabera (Japan's Instagram for food) said, "you should've left it on your plate"...um, no, if I am paying 900 yen for it, I am eating it all, as bad as it was...eep!
The fries were crisp but had pepper all over it, I know some people like to dip their fries in catsup & pepper but it was a bit overwhelming for me...
So, will I go back there? No.
I do want to try Bogart's in Hawaii though....have a nice week!