In the last review, I encountered one of the best ramen dishes that I've ever had in Tokyo Disney. It got me dancing like Axl Rose. I was swaying from side to side with pouted lips when that meal was done. If Tokyo Disneyland was Appetite for Destruction, China Voyager is it's Paradise City. Take me down to Paradise City where the atmosphere is exotic and the ramen is tasty.
Oh wait, this ain't China Voyager. This is it's quiet, mysterious neighbor. The one that does not head out too often. The one that everyone always whispers about. The one that often goes unnoticed.
Boiler Room Bites shares the same seating area as China Voyager and it serves up Mickey and Minnie Buns for 450 yen a pop. It also dabbles a little in the drink business, selling Sparkling Tapioca Drink. The line here is often short and sometimes, there's no line at all. Almost everyone heads to its more popular neighbor, China Voyager. As I've mentioned before, Boiler Room Bites is not as showy as its neighbor. It prefers sitting in the comfort of it's home watching TV, petting one of it's 50 cats.
Out of curiosity, I decided to pay the mysterious neighbor a visit. I knocked on it's door and ordered a Mickey Mouse Steamed Bun (Pork & Teriyaki Chicken). After that, I grabbed a seat and immediately, all rats around me stopped slurping their noodles. They looked at me with shock and amazement. They kept looking at me and waited for my reaction. As I took my first bite, everyone gasped in relieve, in unison. They were happy to have made the right choice.
The Mickey Steamed Bun tasted like any other 120 yen Teriyaki Meat Bao that you can find in convenience stores around Japan. As a child growing up in Singapore, I used to eat a lot of these. I used to buy them from the coffee shops in Singapore for just $1. It's just a Chinese bun with meat, onions and Teriyaki sauce. Back home, this is what we ate to save money. The only difference is in it's shape. The Mickey Steamed bun is cuter and more photogenic. Is it really worth the 330 extra yen? Here's an idea. Get 3 Teriyaki Meat Baos from the nearby NewDays convenience store, put them together on the table to create a Mickey shape, take a picture and smile. Make it a big smile because you would have gotten more for your tummy and have saved yourself 90 yen! Welcome to the Jungle, Mickey Mouse Steamed Bun.
Honorable Rating: Only In "Shouganai" Situations (2/5)