So sunday night we went out in town and ate at a cute Ramen restaurant. It's the kind where you put your money in vending machine and pick it out based on pictures (well at least WE do because I can't read Kanji!) and it gives you a ticket. Then you sit and that ticket is printed out for the cook to make your food and it is brought to your table. I has some AMAZING Don-buri (mixed rice, beef, tofu and veggie bowl) and Dad had Katsu-curry (potatoes, veggies, meat in curry sauce) while N had Tonkatsu. (essentially breaded pork chop with an awesome soy sauce). It had tatami mats and floor tables on the edges of the restaurant but our group was too big with 4 kids and 4 adults so we sat in a Western style table.
Nothing Like Gohan (rice) and Hashi (chopsticks) for a first meal!