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21 June 2005 @ 10:44 pm
ichiban lunch  
this was waaaay long ago but i've been too tired to do any decent posts. so i'm just gonna splash the pics and squeeze out minimal comments to go along.

but knowing me, i will have things to say anyway. ;)

so this was one decadent lunch with my team, with jerr and sam as our gallant escorts.

sam had one of those loyalty cards, where you collect stamps and fill up the card. he had filled up an entire card for ichiban without redeeming a single thing so far. he very kindly offered the card to synn and i one night when we were all slogging in the office and he heard us discussing dinner options. the card would have granted us a very healthy dinner for free. in the end, we got to the restaurant a tad too late and it was past their last order.

we thus decided to organise a lunch, with sam, to enjoy this treat together.

so this was it. i believe it was last wed, if my memory serves me correctly. we were also granted a spin on the lucky draw wheel. laura did the honours - and won us a $80 voucher!

boy, did we eat like there was no tomorrow.

i think my head will crack if i attempt to detail this lunch, but here are the pics.

enjoy!

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michelleunpolished_gem on June 21st, 2005 04:32 pm (UTC)
you are making me SO hungry now..... i'm got a weakness for jap food. especially hana maki!
JVdrag0nette on June 22nd, 2005 03:57 am (UTC)
hee. jap food rocks!
Marktarsarlan on June 21st, 2005 09:01 pm (UTC)
Jealous!
Marktarsarlan on June 21st, 2005 09:25 pm (UTC)
PS: The name of the restaurant had me confused for a sec, 'cos I remember boshi meaning 'hat', so the restaurant could be 'first evening hat'. Doesn't really make sense any way you interpret it. A quick check of the dictionary, and I find that hat would be spelt 'boushi' in romanji, and 'boshi' is what 'hoshi' turns into, possibly because it's after the 'ban' sound in 'ichiban'. So... ichiban boshi, the first star of the evening. Nice :)
JVdrag0nette on June 22nd, 2005 03:52 am (UTC)
nerd! :)
Marktarsarlan on June 22nd, 2005 03:59 am (UTC)
Well I can't really be learning Japanese without putting it to some kinda use, can I? :p
JVdrag0nette on June 22nd, 2005 11:09 am (UTC)
heh. true that. :)
Debraolimomok on June 22nd, 2005 05:56 am (UTC)
so is the food at ichiban boshi any good? better than sushi tei? (i don't like genki or sakae)
JVdrag0nette on June 22nd, 2005 10:41 am (UTC)
it's not bad! the soba was excellent... sam had the duck soba, which i will order for myself next time!

we girls shared the tempura soba... apparently the soba is handmade? actually, i don't give a shit if it is, but it did taste pretty good! smooth, soft yet not soggy.

the sushi pieces looked beautiful and tasted equally fabulous. that thing with the asparagus was fantastic.

oh, one more thing to mention is that the salmon sashimi was very very good. superb.

:)
jeanzc on June 22nd, 2005 10:49 am (UTC)
Salmon sashimi, ramen and agedashi tofu... I want!! ;)
JVdrag0nette on June 23rd, 2005 05:24 am (UTC)
i actually miss the jap food in aus!
the kitten that is blue: lightblue_kitten on June 22nd, 2005 11:25 am (UTC)
even though i'm vegetarian all of that looks so so good....

mmmmm sushi, mmmmm tofu ;)
JVdrag0nette on June 23rd, 2005 05:22 am (UTC)
mmmm marvin. :)

not in a food context at all though.