Having a rice bowl of whitebait and pink shrimps

Shimizu Parking Area on New Tomei Expressway

Shimizu Parking Area on New Tomei Expressway

 

Driving for a long hours could be stressful, but there are many so called Parking Areas on Japanese Expressways where you could relax for a coffee or have some light meal. To be honest, it wasn’t really a place to eat but that’s changing these days and the new facilities are serving better food compared to years ago and in addition, houses fashion boutiques and some trendy shops.

Here’s some shots of “Kama-age shirasu & Sakuraebi don” or whitebait and pink shrimp rice bowl dish at Shimizu Parking Area on the New Tomei Expressway near Suruga Bay, famous for those fish and unique shrimps. The cafeteria is clean, modern and spacious, a relaxing moment necessary for safety driving.

 

Cafeteria serves ramen, udon noodles, Korean dishes, pizzas, etc.

Cafeteria serves ramen, udon noodles, Korean dishes, pizzas, etc.

Let's try some donburi (rice bowl dishes)

Let’s try some donburi (rice bowl dishes)

Buy your choice from the vending machine, there's photos of a dish so no need to read Japanese characters

Buy your choice from the vending machine, there’s photos of a dish so no need to read Japanese characters

Beeper is provided to alert you when the dish is ready

Beeper is provided to alert you when the dish is ready

Whitebaits and pink shrimps on a rice in a bowl with miso soup for ¥1,000

Whitebaits and pink shrimps on a rice in a bowl with miso soup for ¥1,000

Return your tray here after the meal!

Return your tray here after the meal!


 

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