Top 3 March 2012

Number 3: Ham salad

Number 2: Nachos


Number 1: The soup of the month (March) was mustard soup and very popular.
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Last Saturday (March 10th) was the annual Ise St.Patricks day parade again. This Irish festival is even celebrated here in Ise. Every year a lot of Irish and other nationalities dress up in green and other weird outfits and parade between Geku and Ise station. After this there is some dancing and Guinness beer drinking. This year, some of the participants had dinner at Bondiya and these parade goers always bring the right mood. Thanks guys. See you next year.

Tokyo Food-ex

Last week, Eriko and I went to the Japan Food expo in Tokyo in the Makuhari Messe. We left on Tuesday night by car and slept a bit in the morning. At 10:00 we met up with Aoki san, Bondiya’s alcohol delivery, and the first part of the day we strolled thru the Japan section. Every prefecture had it’s own area where food producers were promoting their products to exporters, wholesalers, restaurants, and other food industry people. It was very interesting to taste and see all these kind of products and we got loads of samples and leaflets. We are definitely use some of these ingredients. The second part of the day, we spent walking around the foreign products and different countries promotion stands. Here we could taste wine, beer, food, snacks and many other things. Eriko and I enjoyed tasting all kinds of wines. We met a lot of interesting people from many countries. At 3 we were exhausted and decided to go back. Next year again???

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Lunch menu March 2012

Upcoming events at Bondiya

Firstly, we would like to remind you that the message in a bottle campaign is almost finished. You can use your coupon until the 15th of March, so if you still have a bottle at home, come and use it soon.

On March 7th, Eriko and I will go to the food expo in Tokyo with the Aoki’s (from aoki sake). This annual event brings together all people from the restaurant industry in an enormous convention center. You need 2 days just to see every stand just once. We will be looking at wines, imported ingredients for the kitchen and stuff for the interior. This means as well that we are closed for lunch on Thursday the 8th of March. Dinner we are open from 18:00.

On March 10th, there will be the Ise St.Patricks day parade from 11:00 in front of geku at the busstop area. We will be there for the parade as well and probably in the evening we’ll have a few pints with our Irish brothers.

March 17th, In the beginning of the evening there will be the annual graduation party from Y’s Laboratory. All students, congratulations and good luck at your new schools and new lifes.
Later in the evening (after 21:30), we’ll have a big party for Eriko and my (Pim)’s birthdays but also Toru san, Mutsumi, and several others, goodbyes for Allen and Chihiro and several other reasons to have a big party. Anyone is welcome and you don’t have to bring any presents or something. We hope to see you there.

Also, March has the beginning of spring with probably sakura and hanami, plus the school holiday is in the last weeks of March with everyone moving up another grade. We are looking forward to leaving this cold weather behind and move into warmer, sunnier weather.

New menu

We changed a few items on the dinner menu and a few more will change in the next few weeks.
We now have a cured ham salad in 2 sizes with some fresh vegetables and an Italian dressing. The small sized salad is 590 yen and the big one is 790 yen
We have a new, cheaper version of the makori as well. Get a glass of makori for just 600 yen now.
Also, we changed some of the pictures and the codes for the dishes. In March we’ll have 2 more new dishes coming up, a dessert on the blackboard and a new fruit cocktail line. Come and check it all out at Bondiya.