M and I from earlier on in our dating life had a talk about if it is practical for us to have a romantic dinner every time we have a date. M’s guy friend would have said, if you are on a date guy should take a girl out for a dinner dinner with romantic view every time.
But… for M and I, we knew from the start that we will be together for a long time so eating out to expensive restaurant and try to be who we are not was not something that we wanted to do. From the start, we decided that it is okay for us to go to Mcdonad or noodle shop or quick bite from Sukiya. It is silly for us to fool our self when we can just relax and eat whatever we want whenever we want to.
So when we are out and about in a car, finding restaurant is pretty difficult because we have to think about parking space and in central Tokyo where parking is expensive and stopping in front of shop to get a quick bite seems impossible, we often find ourselves in family restaurant like Denny’s, Jonathan, Gasto, Ba-miyan, Royal Host… and you know the rest.
Reason why we find family restaurant appealing sometimes is because we often find our selves wanting two different kind of food. In family restaurant such as Jonathan, Denny’s, Gasto and Royal Host you can choose Japanese or western food. We don’t fight over food but it is nice to have this choice.
Another reason why we stop by family restaurant often is because we tend to travel by car and most of the family restaurant located by the busy road is family restaurant. Since we both tend to feel hungry by the end of a long day driving around places, family restaurant provide food quickly without much weight.