Decided to try this interesting looking restaurant in Daikanyama for lunch today. I loved their relaxed, eclectic interior and they had a decent Asian lunch menu.
For 850 yen, I had a choice of green curry with rice, pho, Thai style chicken basil with rice, pad thai or pan-fried noodles. For an extra 350 yen you could get a lunch set with a salad buffet, some appetizers and dessert. Since it was a bit chilly outside I chose the pho lunch set and here is what I got :
The salad with sesame dressing
The appetizer plate
I have to say the food was really delicious and the prices wonderfully reasonable. I will definitely be coming back to sample some other dishes in the future.
Price : $
MONSOON CAFE DAIKANYAMA // 15-4 Hachiyama-cho, Shibuya-ku // Phone : 03-5489-3789
I ended up having lunch at this small dim sum (or yam-cha as the Japanese call it) restaurant on the 11th floor of Mitsukoshi Ginza during a quest to find a good, reasonable restaurant worth bringing guests to in the Ginza area. They had two choices of lunch menus : The Brown Rice Porridge Set that cost 2300 yen and the modern dim sum set for 3200 yen.
I decided to try the brown rice porridge set while my friends tried the other. Here is what my lunch set looked like :
Three choices of steamed dim sum
Fried dim sum
Chinese medicine soup
Brown rice porridge
For the modern dim sum set, there were these two extra dishes : (the noodles were delicious)
Stir fried soft shell shrimp with sweet chili sauce
Szechuan sesame spicy noodles
I imagined the soup and porridge to be the perfect comfort food when feeling under the weather, but I have to admit that it is not the most spectacular dim sum I have ever tasted. Yet, it is still a nice choice if you happen to be in the Ginza area and are craving for a little yam-cha.
DIM JOY. Mitsukoshi Ginza 11th floor. Tel : 03-35617091
Price : $