Lunch In Japan: What You Can Get For Less Than 1,000yen($10)

Lunch In Japan: What You Can Get For Less Than 1,000yen($10)

Do you guys wonder what the typical lunch sets look like in Japan? Well, here I’ve collected photos of my lunch in Japan for the past few weeks and would like to share it with you guys. All of them are 1,000yen or less!


⭐Monday

This lunch’s main dish is the fried seafood but it comes with a side of sashimi, pickles and some rolled egg. I think I remember there being miso soup too even though it did not manage to make its way in the photo.


⭐Tuesday

The main dish is the teriyaki chicken topped with mayonnaise and egg. It comes with rice, pickles, miso soup, and salad on the side.


⭐Wednesday

This is a duck hamburg set. Hamburg is minced meat very similar to a hamburger patty but in Japan we eat it with rice! It comes with a cheese topping and a demi-glaze sauce. On the side, there is salad and miso soup!


⭐Thursday

I ordered the grilled chicken rice bowl. Grilled chicken is topped with special soy sauce and smoky grilled vegetables. On the side there are pickles and miso soup.


⭐Friday

This set’s main dish is the stir-fried beef with onions. They are cooked together with sweet soy sauce and if you look close enough, there is some mayonnaise on the bottom left of the plate. On the side there are, pickles, miso soup and my favorite, potato salad!


⭐Monday

This is the Karaage set! Karaage is deep fried chicken. This shop tops the chicken with freshly grounded radish, sour sauce, and spring onions. The side comes with rice and pickles and of course, miso soup!


⭐Tuesday

The main dish here is the chicken and vegetable stir fried with sweet soy sauce. The taste of the chicken mixes well with the eggplants, onions, carrots, bell peppers, and lotus roots! It comes with rice, pickles, salad, and miso soup.


⭐Wednesday

This is the soup-less Taiwanese noodle set. The Taiwanese noodles come in a big plate mixed with sauce, vegetables, and meat. We add the raw egg on top and mix everything together. The set comes with karaage (fried chicken), salad, and pickles! There was also rice in the menu but I asked to not have it served since the noodle portion was more than enough for me.


⭐Thursday

This lunch set is quite special. The main dish here is the chicken and salmon rice bowl. On the side, it comes with a bowl of soba noodles which we can choose between hot or cold depending on our mood. The most interesting part is that it comes with a small bowl (bottom left), a soup kettle (top right), and some seasonings. This is for us to DIY our own rice soup! All we have to do is add some rice and chicken to the small bowl, add soup, and add the seasonings! One lunch gives me so many varieties to enjoy!

⭐Friday

What should I eat today?


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