Sunday, February 20, 2011




Jasmine restaurant is located on base in the JSDF area building 145.  When you walk into the building, the cleaners are to your right and to your left is a shop for military clothing. If you keep going straight (toward your left) there is Jasmine restaurant.

They have several dishes here (all Chinese cuisine.) There are pictures of all the dishes on the wall with numbers. You order from the machine (yen only) and take your ticket to the counter. They give you a number and you sit down and wait for it to be called (usually in Japanese).

The prices are very reasonable and it is a great place to get lunch (especially if you don’t feel like going off base or just tired of food from the food court). The restaurant is open from 11-4 and 4:30-7pm.



The atmosphere is like a small cafeteria with restaurant seating. 175873_1860136465848_1314019772_2139007_8185743_o176013_1860134785806_1314019772_2138992_5279214_o

I had the ginger pork, it was really delicious!



Tony Horton Fitness Tour



I know this really doesn’t have much to do with Japan, but this is for those of you who don’t like to venture out much or those who are into fitness and P90X. I was pretty stoked when I found out Tony Horton was coming to visit! Thanks  Armed Forces Entertainment! I wasn’t feeling too well the day he came to visit, but I really pushed myself and participated in the workout too! It was great!

After the show he signed autographs and took pictures. Pretty cool! I can’t wait to see what else AFE will have to offer!


Monday, February 7, 2011

Pepper Lunch = Awesome Lunch



Hello Misawa!

I must say, I am a little bit ashamed that I haven’t had a post yet about Pepper Lunch. This is our favorite place to eat whenever we are at the Shimoda Jusco Mall!

Just go to the 2nd floor and head toward the food court. It is the first restaurant on your left. You can pay at the machine and press a button for whatever hot plate you would like. (all the food comes out on a sizzling plate, so be careful!). You can get a small, medium or large but we noticed that they are all pretty much the same, they just give you more rice. I always get a small. You can also get a set which includes a salad. If they offer you a card, take it! You get a free pepper lunch after visiting so many times. You will also get a free drink card!

There are many different dishes to choose from but I always get the curry. When you get your plate, make sure to mix up everything cooking it all together or if you get a steak dish, you cook the steak right there on your plate! A small without a drink is 580 yen. You really can’t go wrong with a trip to Pepper Lunch! If you haven’t tried it already,  I hope you will!