Thursday, May 03, 2018


It was my first time to Akihabara.

I think a long time ago this area was where you would go to buy electrical gadgets but nowadays I think it is where you go to buy anime and character goods.

I was looking for something to convert our old DVD player to be used on our high-tech!

Lunch was at Menya Haruka, a Taiwan mazesoba shop.

Located in the basement of a building, the line was up the steps when I got there.

I'd say I waited about 30 minutes or so.

Bought my ticket from the machine and ordered the regular sized taiwan mazesoba, no raw garlic...850 yen.

When your bowl arrives, mix it well, letting the raw egg coat everything.

Overall, this was a bit too salty for me--I kind of wanted a little sweet-salty more than salty-spicy.

At the end of your meal, if you still have toppings left, ask for the "oi-gohan" and they will give you a spoonful of rice to finish up.

I was quite full, but asked for the oi-gohan because I didn't want to waste the toppings I had left.

I don't know that I would go back to this place, but I am glad I got to try them.

On the way back to the station, I noticed a place called "Chabara", inside there was Shokuhinkan which has local foods from all over Japan.

I picked up some items I've tried in the past, like the smoked mackerel and corned beef.

I also picked up two cans of taco meat by Okinawa Hormel for taco rice and some drip coffee pouches by Bankoku Coffee in Okayama.

Akihabara is a little far from where we live, but I wouldn't mind checking out this food shop from time to time.

Menya Haruka
3-13-7 Sotokanda, Tanaka Musendenki Building B1
Chiyoda, Tokyo
Phone: 050.5571.6519
Hours: 10:00-22:00

8-2 Kanda Neribei
Chiyoda, Tokyo
Phone: 03.3258.0051
Hours: 11:00-20:00


KirkK said...

We've only been to that area once Kat. We really enjoyed the Hitachino Tasting lab.

K said...

Looks like a fun outing - too bad about the saltiness!

Saburo said...

Get a Blu-ray player so I can send you HD stuff!

K and S said...

will have to try the lab if it is still there Kirk:)

at least I got to try it K!

Saburo, I gotta find a region free type of dvd player...

Take care!

Rowena said...

I gotta try that mazesoba at home; it looks so good!

K and S said...

hope you can find a recipe online Rowena!

Take care.