Thursday, 10 January 2008
While in Tokyo, we stayed by the Ikebukuro station at House Ikebukuro. On the morning of our train ride to Kyoto, we stayed close to our hotel for breakfast. Outside of the train stations, only a few restaurants opened at 8am in the morning. Since we were in Japan and the second largest chain in Japan is MOS Burger, we couldn't resist giving it a try.
We went in at exactly the opening time of the restaurant so the lights were off and we were standing inside with nobody attending us for a couple minutes.
With the lights on, the front counter is a lot nicer than other fast food restaurants:
With a menu of all Japanese, we had a lot of difficulty figuring out how you order. I'm glad there were pictures and the menu is reproduced at the ordering counter table so we could easily point to what we wanted:
100 Yen is about $1 USD / CDN
The grilled pork burger:
The grilled pork burger was very tasty with a sweet glaze over the tender pork patty. It's a solid piece of pork and not of the minced variety. It came out hot and fresh.
The fries and onion ring that comes with combos:
No, this wasn't one of those pictures I took after I ate a bit. There are a countable number of fries and only 2 onion rings in that bag.
Shredded pork burger:
The shredded pork burger came with rice patty as opposed to the typical burger bun.
The pork burgers were very tasty, tender, and had been marinated in a good sweet sauce (very much like Korean BBQ). Both were cooked well without overcooking and no raw areas were evident. The lettuce was fresh. The burgers were about the size of a Filet-o-fish or McChicken from McDonald's. Service, as in all places in Japan, was friendly and helpful. The main reason for the medocre score is the poor onion rings and fries that were over fried and so little were included with the combo.
Eric Tummy Points: 3 out of 5