Nothing like celebrating Father's day with having an hour or so of me time. My wife and I sometimes do a tag team of looking after the children with one of us going out and having a bit of time to ourselves. This can also mean having lunch separately which is what I did today. I decided to get something quick at Mitsuwa Marketplace.
Mitsuwa is a Japanese supermarket located throughout the United States. In California alone I've been to 4 locations. Each ranging from small enough to sell just groceries to gigantic ones that have their own department stores, bakery and a large food court. I would say this one is kind of in the middle with a food court and smaller shops.
Here we are outside.
This one has Santouka which serves Ramen and Musashiya which services a variety from soba, udon, dons (rich bowls) and curry. You order at the counter and wait for your number to be called. The food is presented to you on a tray, you take the tray with your food and you hunt for an empty seat. Today it seems to be at capacity.
A closer look at Santouka Ramen
I ordered my food but had to wait as it was quite busy today. So I decided to wander through the actual supermarket section. Perhaps I should get the sushi and sashimi here next time instead of waiting. Pretty much grab and go at this point.
Wasabi aisle and Mayonnaise in a bag.
Curry aisle. This couple had many choices to choose from.
I love Pocky both the sweet and savory variants.
Took a look at all the father's day drawings from the employee's children.
They have a neat little pickled section.
The bright ultra-white glowing light can only mean that I am in the cosmetics section.
The chilled beverage section. Looking through all the varieties of Ramune and Calipico drinks.
Afterwards I went to Bookoff to see if they had any used books that I liked. I could spend so much time here look through all the books and consignment goods. They have a huge selection of Anime figurines and Manga. I also have purchased a few photography books at low prices and were still in great condition.