By grace.g.yang · August 12, 2010
Under: Asian,Cheap Eats,Japanese,Lunch

A couple of weeks ago, I was discussing Mitsuwa with a friend and decided it would be a fun field trip. I took Faire and Cantor because I thought they might be interested in Japanese food (Faire is a very adventurous eater; anything I put in front of her, she’ll want to try at least once!) We took the shuttle from the port authority ($3 for all of us because the kids ride for free!) The ride is only about 20 minutes and we passed the time by taking pictures of each other and drawing on Faire’s face:


Faire loves drawing the letters ‘F’ and ‘A’ on her face with lipstick (so cute!)

We arrived and immediately walked through the gift shop across the street, where we picked out some stickers that Faire fell in love with. After purchasing her stickers, we walked across the street to buy some groceries and eat lunch. Mitsuwa seems really sparse, but they have tons of prepared foods (eel, donburi, sushi, etc). We bought some candy, eel, a lunchbox for the kids, and some dried fish for the ride home. After we bought all of our groceries, we decided to get a quick bite to eat before the bus arrived. We settled on Sanuki-Sando-Udon because their shrimp tempura (in plastic form) looked enticing:


There’s something about plastic foods that always draws my attention! The shrimp tempura udon soup comes with two large pieces of shrimp, lots of udon noodles, and a very basic broth. Faire with our soup:


Cantor wanted to test the soup temperature, but decided it was too hot to enjoy any of the noodles:


The shrimp tempura was surprisingly meaty (although a little soggy because we let it sit too long). The udon noodles weren’t anything special, but for a food court in a supermarket, we weren’t complaining. The udon made me want to pick up some packaged udon noodles so I could make some at home, but we had to rush to the bus so we wouldn’t miss our ride home!

Reader Comments

Ooooh I love Mitsuwa! Next time I hope you try the ramen noodles with melty pork. If it is called melty pork, you know it is amazing-and oh, it is 😉

Written By Sarah on August 12th, 2010 @ 9:03 pm

Supermarkets have food courts now? When did this start to happen?

Written By john on August 19th, 2010 @ 1:57 am

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