Ouch, my injured wrist and thumb! I have problem typing on my keyboard now. Basically, I have problems performing my daily tasks (except taking shower) with this gigantic piece of splint wrapped around my wrist and thumb. Poor me, but don't worry, I'm doing absolutely alright apart from that. It's just a matter of time until I fully recovered and live like a normal person again =p
Can you guess what I had the most throughout my entire pre-birthday trip in Brissie? Japanese!!! We had three Japanese cuisines in a row within just two days!!! Hahahaa, that's how much I love Japanese food. We finally came to Menya Mappen for a little foodie expedition. We thought of trying it out last time when we were here for Hakataya Ramen.
Its menu offers a very limited range of Japanese rice and noodle dishes, your choice of udon or soba noodles. We ordered and picked up our meals at the entrance, moved on to self-serve bar before making payment to the cashier.
For self-serve bar, you may "spice up" your own dish by adding some toppings. Prawn tempura, fish cake tempura, sausage tempura, takoyaki, chicken karaage... Prices are listed under each individual item.
The interior. It gave us the feel of eating in a narrow alley with posters and lanterns hanging around.
My Tempura Bowl - $6.90 with crispy crunchy tempura prawns and veggies which were a bit too oily for me.
Excessive fried food upsets my stomach, awfully =(
Mentaiko Bukkake - $4.90 for Mr. Choo. He chose soba noodles, served with marinated Alaska pollock roe and seaweed shreds. The tempura flakes are additional, free to get as much as you want from the self-serve bar.
He didn't like it as the curry flavored paste was really sticky even after blending it with the noodles.
We were not impressed, frankly speaking. But I wouldn't mind either, visiting a fast food-like Japanese restaurant once in a while for the sake of its cheap and averagely good meals.