Route Inn Hotel

Route Inn Hotel
(Natori, Japan)

This is a part of my Sendai, Japan trip. If you want to have an overview of my entire Japan “Food Odyssey”, I suggest you start with my 7-Eleven review and follow the different links from there.

Since I got stranded for one night due to the typhoon in Japan, I needed to stay at Route Inn Hotel in Natori, the city where Sendai International Airport was located. It was only accessible by taxi if you have a lot of luggage with you, which, unfortunately, costs quite a lot, over 2000 Jpy one way. The hotel stay itself cost over 8,600 Jpy, including the booking fee by the tourist information concierge.

Jushoan

Jushoan
(Sendai Airport, Japan)

This is a part of my Sendai, Japan trip. If you want to have an overview of my entire Japan “Food Odyssey”, I suggest you start with my 7-Eleven review and follow the different links from there.

While waiting for my flight back to Manila, I opted to have a late lunch/early dinner at Jushoan. Since it’s located at Sendai International Airport, it had a translated menu on the outside and I already know what I was getting even before I stepped in. The place, while a cafe, served quite a lot of different dishes, most of them using the local specialty gyu-tan as their protein, including ramen, donburi or rice toppings, and curry rice. I’ll let you guess which one I ordered.

Bonna Luna

Bonna Luna
(Sendai, Japan)

This is a part of my Sendai, Japan trip. If you want to have an overview of my entire Japan “Food Odyssey”, I suggest you start with my 7-Eleven review and follow the different links from there.

During the “last” day of my trip to Sendai, before saying farewells to a couple of new friends I met in the Summer School, our party had brunch at Bonna Luna. This café is located at the basement of Sendai Station among many other food places there. This place was the only place that served pancakes as far as our searching goes, and since this was lenient towards dietary restrictions and didn’t have a queue, compared to the sushi and gyu(-tan) places that was commonplace, we settled here.

Tully's

Tully's
(Sendai, Japan)

This is a part of my Sendai, Japan trip. If you want to have an overview of my entire Japan “Food Odyssey”, I suggest you start with my 7-Eleven review and follow the different links from there.

During my third day in Japan, I made a small stop at Tully’s. This coffee chain is pretty much similar to Starbucks or Coffee Bean. In fact, according to Beloved, one opened up in Manila some months ago. Unfortunately, it didn’t really catch on and closed down before I managed to try it.

Cafe Sweet Inspirations

Cafe Sweet Inspirations
(Katipunan)

Beloved and I had dinner at Cafe Sweet Inspirations a few weeks ago. Despite being a cafe, this is actually more famous for their all-you-can-eat Mongolian rice bowls. I’ve been a patron of this place for a good couple of decades already, as this was a go-to place while I was still residing and studying near the Diliman university belt. Since knowing about this place and since affoding to go here on my own, there’s almost never a year that passed that I haven’t been here.

Costa Coffee

Costa Coffee
(Eastwood)

Beloved and I had coffee at Costa Coffee Eastwood branch last week. This coffee chain might be my current favorite among chains, not counting “third wave” independent coffee shops or fast food coffees (which, honestly, some are not half-bad). After participating in SGD Coffee’s Coffee Appreciation Workshop, we feel more qualified to review and appreciate places that serve good coffee. For me, this imported British coffee chain that we frequent a lot is one of them.

Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons
(Cubao)

Beloved and I had a late brunch at Tim Hortons a couple of days ago. This Canadian chain is actually quite famous, and apparently, it beats McDonald’s in Canada, according to our friends there. It’s not our first time trying out the chain, actually. We’ve been to the Eastwood branch before and Beloved has been visiting this chain’s other branches quite frequently, which has been popping up all over the Metro, whenever she has the chance to. This particular branch has only recently opened at Cubao’s KIA Theatre and is actually quite close to home. In addition, it’s apparently open twenty-four hours.

Caffé La Tea

Caffé La Tea
(Anonas)

Beloved and I had dinner a couple of times this week at Caffé La Tea. This café has actually been here in Anonas quite a while and we’ve been here a good number of times already. While we do have some pictures from our previous adventures here, we decided to just revisit since it’s not really an expensive place and also not far from home, so this is like a mix between #2 and #4 from my site revival news.

Kissako Uji Matcha Cafe

Kissako Uji Matcha Cafe
(Pioneer)

As our last stop on the day we went to Tsuta and Wrong Ramen, we went to Kissako Uji Matcha Cafe. While this was no longer in Taguig, it was near Const’s workplace at Kapitolyo that he needed to pass by to. Beloved was the one who recommended this place as she’s been here before. Also, some sort of coffee or tea seemed nice, especially after the monstrosities we consumed in the previous post.

St. Marc Cafe

St. Marc Cafe
(Greenbelt)

Beloved and I had merienda at St. Marc Cafe. We’ve actually been to this place a couple of times on their Megamall branch. In addition, Beloved has already visited this particular branch by herself, so we were quite aware what this Japanese-style cafe offers. They don’t really offer traditional Japanese dishes. They have pastries, desserts, coffee, and tea—usual cafe food and beverages. However, most if not all of them has that Japanese touch, such as incorporating matcha and having an inordinate variations of parfaits.