Hotto Motto (ほっともっと), Japan


So I never thought fast food could be this good. I had my first taste of Hotto Motto’s donburi in Asahikawa, on one of the evenings when we were strolling along the main shopping stretch and wanted something to eat. I’ve never had Japanese fast food elsewhere that’s come anywhere close to this in terms of variety and taste. Along with Hotto MottoYoshinoya in Japan is fantastic as well – so much so that Yoshinoya in Singapore can’t even lift a pinky to it.

Everywhere in Japan

It’s easy to spot Hotto Motto‘s red signage in English, and it’s typically found along the main shopping street.

Damage: $

Each donburi (rice topped with ingredients) costs on average around $6 with a bowl of soup, and can go even cheaper depending on what you order.

To go: For a quick and easy, satisfying budget meal

I have no complaints. The wide ranging menu featuring everything from different portion sizes to add-on set meals to sides to variations on each dish, and we stood for a good while in front of the automated order machine because we were a little overwhelmed. The buttons were all in Japanese, but there are images to help you figure out what exactly you’re adding to your order.

Hotto Motto‘s ambience is your typical fast food joint with counter seating and tables to the side and, of course, service is snappy – perfect for the traveller on the go. In short, my order of beef cooked with onion slices, topped with leek and an onsen egg was nothing short of satisfying.

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Zabrina C

I believe in exploration, in visiting new places, encountering people and cultures, and in learning and trying new things. I believe in pushing the boundaries, doing what you never thought you'd ever get down to doing, and to look at the world with an open mind. I believe in looking forward with enthusiasm at the adventures that await. Above all, I believe in being and feeling alive. I hope you will share my adventures with me, just as I would love to share in yours also. Here's to our friendship. After all, we're all explorers in this world together!

5 thoughts on “Hotto Motto (ほっともっと), Japan”

    1. Haha, and I’m sure one day you surely will! We definitely share the love for Japanese food – there is nothing quite like it! It’s one of my favourite cuisines and top responses to the question “if there was one kind of cuisine you had to have for the rest of your life, and only that, what is it?” 🙂 Thanks for the kind comments and reblog! Here’s to going to Japan!

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  1. Reblogged this on My Generation Japan and commented:
    I’m sure there are lots of people that would absolutely love to go to Japan… and then you see a picture of some Japanese food like this and suddenly you want to go even more! (as if that was even possible, right?). Japanese food is certainly delicious, まじめにまじめにおいしい… as well being fascinating. So I couldn’t but share this. Any time I go out for Japanese food I crave it for weeks on end. Thank you ‘Memoirs of Taste’ for increasing my hunger agony for the delicious tastes of Japan.

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