So before our trip, i had been google-ing around to find tips on travelling with small kids in that big city. I know both my girls are easy to handle. Ariana is already 6 years old. Asal ada nasi, semua boleh jalan. While my 2 years old Sofea, suddenly have less interest with her susu kambing and now more to susu from kotak, makes my work easier.
So in term of food, my kids survived with rice and telur goreng for breakfast. There were times where I was not feeling really well (sajukk bah), i only cooked instant mee for them (guilty emoticon).
In one of the sushi restaurant in Ikspiari Mall
We usually had our lunch & dinner at the local restaurant. In term of Halal, there are quite number of Halal restaurants in Tokyo. All we did was Google for it. Two Halal restaurants that we went to in Tokyo was Sekai Cafe (Asakusa & Oshiage) and Sumiyakiya (Roponggi).
And in term of price, try to budget at least RM50/per head/per meal. Places like Omotesando, Roponggi and Ikspiari Mall (Tokyo Bay) are high end punya places. So having your meal here faham2 seja lah.
When in doubt, you can always ask the restaurant, or they themself will tell you like what happened to us in Kawaguchi. We went into one Tempura Restaurant which was recommended by google as a halal place. As soon as we got into the shop, they served us with water and immediately told us that they dont have any non-halal food there, but, all the tempuras are fried using lard and asked us whether lard is ok. How thoughtfull of them kan? Some other restaurants are also helpful sampai they took out their dictionary and translate things for us.
Alang-alang ke Tokyo, we went for streetfood hunting at Tsukiji Outer Market. Fresh tuna, salmon & mackerel! There are more interesting foods that looks soo tempting but we are not so sure of the ingredients. And since that it is a very busy market, it is not really easy to stop and ask them for information of the ingredients.
Those who can take sushi (raw fish etc), definately can survive and eat happily here while those who cant, will surely enjoy rice, steamed ommelette & miso soup (cc: Maisara & Sofea) everyday! Hahaha