Friday, January 27, 2023

this and that

Every time I pass by Donkey, I see their photo of their hotcakes pasted on the window and want to try them.

Well, I finally did and was totally disappointed.

First off, they cut the hotcakes before serving them.

Am thinking these were the frozen type...bummer.

Satoshi’s dry curry looked ono.

There was talk about snow at the beginning of the week, everyone around Tokyo got the snow, we just got fahreezing temps...was kind of bummed, I mean if it is gonna be fahreezing...

Now, there is talk that Tokyo might see some snow over the weekend, we'll see.

Since Satoshi was working from home, most of this week, and there was that talk about the snow, I stocked up so I did not need to go out of the house for groceries.

Well, Wednesday night, just before Satoshi's German online class, the gas range’s light came on saying it needed new guess who had to go out to get some batteries?!

At least the nearest covenience store is only 3 minutes walking away...

And as luck would have it, after buying the batteries, it seems that "someone" didn't turn off the range properly, which is why the light on the range was blinking...grr.

oh well, at least we have spare batteries...

This shirunashi (no soup) tan tan had the perfect balance of ma (numbing) and la (spicy).

Tried a new (to me) banh mi place. 

The other day, I happened to pass by and noticed them.

Apparently they opened sometime last year...

I ordered their grilled pork...680 yen (tax included)

Loved the bread and the grilled pork was similar to the sweet char siu flavor we have in Hawaii.

I think they could've put a little more veggies, but overall I enjoyed this, I'll be back to try other items on their menu.

Satoshi is having implant work tomorrow, so he needs to get a PCR test done today.

On top of that for the past two weeks he had to take his temperature and record it.

I'm going to go with him to the PCR test so I can see where the hospital is.

Hoping all goes smoothly, he will have anesthesia and will be allowed to "sleep" it off, he said he'll be able to come home on his own, but I'm worried he won't, so I will go to "pick him up" tomorrow afternoon.

Hope you all are doing well, have a safe weekend.

Banh Mi Xin Chao
5-19-10 Nishikamata
Ota, Tokyo
Phone: 03.6715.8087
Open daily 10:00-20:00


Anonymous said...

that is the driest looking banh mi I ever saw. I love tons of veggies in mine.
The shirunashi looks so ono.
I love pancakes but once read how fattening they are so have a hard time enjoying them anymore (like Costco hotdogs)! Wish people would keep their opinions to themselves! LOL
wow poor Satoshi! do you know that implants run over $4,000 here? I might need a couple one day but hope not. I would have to live on tofu and wagyu steak if I don't get them. hmmmmm.

K and S said...

it had some mayo and fish sauce but glad it wasn't too wet because then it would've gotten soggy by the time I got home, V!

take care!

jalna said...

V is too funny.

K and S said...

Jalna, she is :)

Take care.

KirkK said...

Too bad about those hotcakes Kat.....but looks like you found a decent banh mi place.

K and S said...

They also have soup noodles, Kirk, so am looking forward to trying that.

Take care.

Rowena said...

Kat, you are the unsung hero of all things, big or trivial. I hope you will be going on vacay this year!

K and S said...

Rowena, thank you! I will, gotta check with my BFF, but gonna go to Hawaii in July-ish :)

Take care.