I have been waiting for this day since the day I left Japan, which was a year ago.  There is this soba restaurant, which has the best sesame dipping sauce EVER!!!  Normally, when we eat soba, we use the typical dipping sauce called soba tsuyu.  However, at this restaurant you can ask for a sesame dipping sauce and change your soba into their seasonal soba, which is either perilla (Shiso) soba or citrus soba.  This is the dish I always order when I eat at this restaurant.  I ask for the seasonal soba with sesame dipping sauce and tempura.  I think this is the only time I eat VERY slowly because each bite and taste counts when you don't know the next chance you will have to eat here.  
So.. my mom and I ate here today.  Unfortunately, they were out of the seasonal soba, so I had the original soba.  I added alot of Japanese chili flakes into my dipping sauce and ate my lunch.  At the end, I added hot water into my left over sesame dipping sauce and drank the whole thing.  Oh... what a perfect meal to start my day...  :P  

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Since Wednesday is our family trip to Tokyo, my mom and I decided to spend today at Shinjiku.  For lunch we ate at Aen in the Isetan department store.  I enjoy eating at this restaurant each time because, they have the best tofu hamburger steak, which I always order, and it's so healthy.  My mouth gets watery just thinking about it.  Once I got there, I noticed that my tofu hamburger steak wasn't on the menu.  WHAT!!! I ended up ordering the grilled pork with vegetables bento and my mom got the fish bento (Bento: Japanese packed meal.)  When I got my brown rice, somehow it tasted very plain, so I added some black sesame into my rice.  The first bite changed my whole meal.  Since the sesame is very salty, it goes very well with the rice.  That is something I am going to do more often.  YUM!!!  If you ever get the chance please check out the restaurant or try adding black sesame into your rice.