Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Eat at Shinagawa, Drink at Neko Cafe 吃在品川喝在貓咖啡

Facebook is amazing. I got to catch up with a high school friend whom we had never seen each other since graduation 14 years ago. The first place we reunited? Shinagawa station in Tokyo. The first restaurant we went? Wanofu, a traditional Japanese restaurant located right inside a shopping mall inside the station! She ordered the unagi-don set that cost 1500yen and I ordered the more expensive "flower" set that cost 3600yen, my most expensive splurge on meals on record in Japan!

臉書實在是太偉大了,我竟然能和闊別14年的高中同學敘舊,並約在東京的品川站見面。我們在站內的一間小型購物商場的日式餐廳Wanofu吃飯。她點了1500yen的鰻魚飯套餐,而我點了我在日本有史以來最貴的3600yen套餐!

This was my appetizer. We had mixed views about the taste of the various dishes. But we had to agree that it was very healthy.
這是我的季節性開胃小菜。我們覺得每道的味道都很獨特,總而言之都很健康就對了。

Sashimi is pretty standard, but what delighted me was the taste of the cod fish.Very delicious~~~
刺身都相當普通,但是最讓我印象深刻的是那條美味的鱈魚,好吃極了!

We were extremely impressed with their service as they paid attention to when I finished the dishes and swiftly came over to change them. The waiter even brought in the actual desserts for me to choose between the cheese cake or Mont Blanc (French chestnut dessert). I chose the Mont Blanc and it didn't disappoint me :) Check out Wanofu at their website.

I asked my friend for her next place of interest and to my surprise, her reply was "Neko Cafe", a cat cafe where you can get to harass pat cats. Her next meal appointment was at Ikebukuro with other Gackt fanatics, so I used my trusty Softbank iPhone to locate a Neko Cafe near Sunshine City.

我們都對店員的服務贊不絕口。剛吃完後就立刻呈上下一道菜。選甜品的時候,竟然是把起司蛋糕和栗子甜點一起端出來給我選擇。我選的栗子甜點果然沒讓我失望!有興趣的話,去Wanofu的網站看看吧!

享受完美味的午餐後,就問問朋友還要去哪裡逛。沒想到她竟然想去傳說中的貓咪咖啡店...=_=; 因為她下一個飯局在池袋,所以我用我的Softbank iPhone查到了一間靠近陽光城的貓咪咖啡館。

Neko Cafe at Ikebukuro 池袋的貓咪咖啡
Here's our first visit into a Neko Cafe, with some manga and sofas to sit and relax in. It costs 200yen for every 10mins stay. We later realized that the Japanese term for "Free Drinks", did not translate to zero-cost drinks, but meant "Free-flow" drinks. So we ended ordering 350yen of "Free Drinks". Geez... Japanese's English... ...

這是我們第一次去這種咖啡館。店內有沙發和漫畫。費用是每10分鐘200yen。我們之後發現原來日本的英語:"Free Drink",指的不是免費飲料,而是指”無限量“飲料。因此我們錯誤的點上350yen的“free drink"。日本人的英文實在是... ...《無言》

We named this cat "mama-san", because she was the most dutiful cat around. She patrolled the vicinity often, making sure all customers got to see her and pat her. She even performed some occasional stunts to amuse us. This was unlike some cats, which just stayed in the same spot, sleeping.

我們把這隻貓名位“媽媽桑”。她是店內最盡責和最美的貓。她經常到處巡邏,確保每一位顧客都能看到和摸得到貓咪。而且她還偶爾示範一些跳躍特技來娛樂我們。和其它一直在睡覺的貓咪相比,實在是差太多了。

For example, this huge black cat refused to get out of his bag. We spent 70mins there and it costs 1750yen/ea, but it was worth it to satisfy my ecstatic cat-lover friend. If she has more time, I'll bring her to my neighborhood, where there are cats roaming in the streets, free of charge~
Check out the Neko Cafe that we'd went.

例如這隻大黑貓吧,一直不肯離開它的小窩。我們在那裡待了70分鐘,每人消費1750yen。能滿足對貓咪狂熱的朋友算是值得了吧。假如她有更多時間的話,我可以帶她到我的宿舍的附近,那裡的貓是免費的XD
我們去的貓咪咖啡館是這間。

8 comments:

  1. It was such a splurge!!! T____T But homg... so happy!!!

    Thanks so so so much for pei-ing me there. I bet you spent more on that day alone then like almost all days (excluding exceptional situations) while living there in Japan >_<

    But yeah.. so thankful we got to catch up. hahaha. Actually SGMA did bring us to come back into contact with one another. FB just did the trick of ensuring we meet up in person XD

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  2. Ask her come back Spore lah~~ beautiful strays all around HDB blks.... esp the grey stripped ones, sooo cute! XD

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  3. hahaha. There's like 7-9 cats just below my flat. Unfortunately the strays don't like to be haras-*cough* touched. LOL

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  4. Kee: Haha ya but we didn't bother to meet up. I think it's only when it becomes rare to meet, e.g. overseas, then there is an urge to meet. Otherwise always in Singapore, don't see the urge to meet right? XD

    You need to bring food next time to your cats downstairs la. So many cats, sure got someone feeding them one, you can hang out during feeding time, hahaha~

    hui: Ya my stray cats that used to be downstairs of my hdb block were very friendly. But I think my grc did their job too well and swept out all the strays there liao.

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  5. Cool!
    Once of these days need to go also.

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  6. Kelvin: Expensive wor, you willing to pay 200yen per 10mins? You come to my place got this cat always sitting at the window for passerby to pat.

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  7. Hey, that`s the Neko Cafe I visited when I was in Japan!
    The cats are always sleeping.. ;<

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  8. zs: Exactly! I noticed that a lot of Japanese respect that and don't force the cat to be awake.

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