Saturday, July 19, 2008

Nantensei, Narita Airport Terminal 1

Negitorodon and Meron Soda

Since we were in transit, we couldn't quite get to the shops outside of immigration, but fortunately we were able to find some nibbles at Narita Nakamise's ANA FESTA Food Court. And unlike a nasty food court in the US, this one had a number of shops specializing in tasty things such as ramen, soba, curry, and Japanese pasta. I went for the donburi shop (Terminal 1 South Wing 3rd Floor, 0476-34-7831) and obtained the negitoro don pictured above.

I wasn't expecting the fish to be pressed into such a smooth hamburger patty-like shape on top of the rice, but its light fresh taste still did the job of getting me something a bit healthier than all of that artery-clogging food from last week. Besides, I was able to get some of my favorite Japanese melon soda as well.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

will you tell us what you are working as, tat you get to travel soooooo much?!

Sid K said...

I have to second the above request. I happened upon your blog about a week ago and have almost been through the entire archive. It is facinating. I work as a pharmacist in a hospital in Dallas,TX and I have a 2 year old daughter so there has been like zero travel so far. So I have to know what do you do? Not to be nosy (well, kinda) but I'm really, really curious.

bma said...

Well, just don't forget that there is an ugly side of the picture too. What you're not seeing here are the late night conference calls, countless flow of emails, and urgent firefighting that is made all the more complicated when one is working remotely away from the infrastructure of the office. A business trip's main purpose is for working after all, and if anything, having to hit the road just takes time away from your friends and family. All of the stress is not at a level that I'd consider to be very healthy.

Fortunately, getting to eat some local food provides a bit of respite (I'd probably go insane otherwise), but I only really truly get to enjoy myself when I'm on vacation rather than on a business trip.

Anonymous said...

Hey that's a first! An unexpected response, albeit not answering the question hahaha.

Umm, when you spend the whole time in a workplace, the ability to work remotely away from it has a *claustrophobic* allure.

Sid K said...

Oh, I understand the "ugly side" as you put it. Several of my friends work as consultants and travel 4-5 days a week every week. I defintely couldn't live that life now that I've "settled down" and could never dream of spending more than a day or two away from my little girl but I often wonder what it would have been like to do this type of thing before I got married. Oh well, I guess I'll have to live vicariously through your blog and the like.

Junie said...

this rice reminds me of the tuna minced rice from waraku! have u tried it? is it comparable?

Nicole said...

It's AMAZING how your travels overlap my husband's and mine. We're Californians living in Singapore too. Anyway, in case you didn't know, the ANA lounge (the big one) at Narita has awesome food and beer machines. You can get great udon noodles similar to what you got in the terminal. It's one of our favorite transit places (tied with the Thai lounge at Hong Kong)- we never go to the RCC anymore. Cheers!

Nicole said...

Sorry - I just reread your post and realized you didn't get udon. I was so excited to read that our paths had crossed yet again!