Beyond ramen – Orenchi Beyond

Beyond ramen - Orenchi Beyond
Tonkotsu based soup, pork belly, egg, green onion, bamboo shoot, sesame, dried seaweed, fried garlic, mizuna.
Orenchi Beyond, San Francisco CA

Omg, this bowl of ramen may have been on the small side, but it certainly was delicious! Maybe it was due to the fattier-than-normal tonkotsu broth or the fattier-than-normal cut of pork belly, but I couldn’t stop eating it! A definite must-try.

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Special combo 5 – Tokyo Express

Special combo 5 - Tokyo Express
Nigiri sushi, Tokyo Tower roll, and Spicy Tuna roll. $15
Tokyo Express, San Francisco CA

The nigiri was disgusting! The fish was not fresh and the sushi rice was grossly sour. They should really automatically provide you with wasabi, ginger, and soy sauce to disguise the low quality of their raw fish and to help you actually eat it. Gross! The sushi rice in the rolls was also very dry. This was a horrible lunch especially since it’s over priced for what you get. #fail

Caterpillar roll & Crunch California roll – Tokyo Express

Caterpillar roll & Crunch California roll - Tokyo Express
Caterpillar roll: shrimp tempura, sliced avocado on top. Crunch California roll: tempura crunch, crab salad, avocado, cucumber. Wednesday Daily Special $10.99
Tokyo Express, San Francisco CA

This definitely wasn’t the best sushi by any means, but it was passable and priced pretty cheaply for the FiDi. The rice was kinda dry and the rolls weren’t very flavorful, but it was a welcomed change from my usual lunch spots.

Side salad an miso soup - Tokyo Express
Served with side salad an miso soup.

Katsu-done rice bowl – Osho Japanese Cuisine

Katsu-done rice bowl - Osho Japanese Cuisine
Topped with steamed vegetables and nori. $9.20
Osho Japanese Cuisine, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

This tasted fine (although on the salty side), but there just wasn’t enough food to satisfy me. The bowl is fairly small and there was enough pork to make for a decent meal. Even the 3 pieces of vegetables looked sad.

Chicken teriyaki – Sarku Japan

Chicken teriyaki - Sarku Japan
With mixed vegetables and steamed rice. $6.59
Sarku Japan, San Francisco CA

I thought this was a pretty good lunch option, especially at the price. I think they had just opened, because the guy working the grill didn’t have much cooking yet so it took a while to get any of the food out. I thought the chicken was decent (not too salty from the teriyaki sauce). Next time I’ll ask for more veggies and less rice.