In ending September, my flight to Bangkok was cancelled at Tokyo Narita. I ended up staying in Tokyo Bay for one night which was near Disneyland Resorts. It was not “fun” to be a vegan in Tokyo Bay, especially at Hilton, nothing was entirely “vegan” and of course all their products may contain common fish/meat products such as bonito in chips or noodle packs.
But at Tokyo Narita at the Ana Lounge, there were a few vegan options that I was pleased with, and I was amazed with the shower amenities (the toilet seat heater, brushes intended for a woman or man, personal toothbrush with toothpaste, and lovely shower needs).
You can grab a full plate of freshly made inari sushi rolls, a cup of nata de coco in orange juice, plenty of juices and sake and of course wheat soba noodles.
You may notice that there are English ingredients in every dish served at the buffet at Ana Lounge, which was pretty amazing. I notice there are not many Westerners here at Ana Lounge, they would end up in the usual United Red Carpet Club somewhere at the airport, which wasn’t as impressive as Ana.
I am in love with their fridge. It looked freakin’ cool. Besides, one of the drinks were ポカリスエット (Pocari Sweat), which resemble a bit like Gatorades, but in clear milky liquids. They do not contain milk or dairy, but vegan to be safe.
Ana Lounge also have a sake bar, including a noodle bar. At the noodle bar, they offer few selections:
Just tell the chef to make wheat soba noodles (they are cooked separately from the broth) in veggie broth. No dashi or sakana (fish stock or fish). Only veggies. They will give you a tag until they call you up. Once ready, you will have to return the tag to them.
These are really good nata de coco in orange juice according to the ingredients. Nata de coco are fermented coconut bits, very common in Philippines and Malaysia.