couple eating on the floor at coffee table

Look at us having such a fun time eating our Edo Japan at home:)

On Valentines Day I had a special meal prepared for my family (steak and crab legs), but my daughter wanted Edo. For real. For readers outside of Canada, Edo Japan is a Teppanyaki grill you find at food courts, but they also have stand alone restaurants. It’s essentially Japanese fast food and is our family’s go-to when we’re on the run.

junk food and board games

We recently scored The Game of Life and Bananagrams to add to our collection.

Besides our Valentines Night in, I’ve been trying to be more conscious about how our family spends time together. Who cares if you’re in the same house, but not interacting? To that end, we’ve been been playing loads of board games and I’m making more of an effort to meal plan around everybody’s tastes, not just my own.

We have purposeful family nights every weekend and usually once during the school week. It can be challenging with after school activities and our crazy travel schedule, but when we make the effort to eat and connect with each other we’re so refreshed afterwards.

dog eating with chopsticks

Yes, I washed my chopsticks afterwards. Buddy was being so patient. How could I not?

So when Edo contacted me about how they’re encouraging families to spend more time with loved ones, it seemed like a natural fit. I only write about products our family uses and adores, and Edo fits into this category. (The Huz would like the blog readership to know he’s always been a big fan.) Loyal readers will remember I’m a bit of a tightwad and their new Family Meal Deal hits the mark – not your wallet.

fast food ramen bowl

Interact with me and you could win a fancy gift card.

Edo Japan’s Family Meal Deal

From now until March 20, 2017, you can feed a family of four for only $24 with their Family Meal Deal. The offer includes two regular Teppan meals (choice of Sukiyaki Beef or Teriyaki Chicken) and two kid’s meals. Who knew they had kid’s meals? I learned first hand this is a great deal when our recent order came to $31 for two Sukiyaki Beef and one Chicken and Shrimp.

Edo japan deal

I did the math, it’s $6 a person! I think….

Making Fast Food Healthier

Eve and The Huz adore the Sukiyaki Beef and mushrooms on rice. It’s the only meal my daughter will eat that has cabbage in it. I think she doesn’t know… For me, I love how I can sub in brown for white rice and get an extra helping of broccoli. As far as fast food goes, this is one of the healthier options – if you ask them to go easy on the sauce and avoid that extra ladle of it.

What’s in a Name?

Since you’re probably dying to know and I’m dying to show off my knowledge of Japanese history (acquired through four years spent living in Japan and Wikipedia); Edo refers to the time from 1603 and 1868 when the country was under the helm of the Tokugawa shogunate. It was a relatively stable period, but no word on if citizens actually ate teppanyaki beef and teriyaki sauce at that time.

Anyway, if you’re a fan of Edo and would like a $50 gift card to feed your family, please comment below with your tips on family bonding before midnight March 10, 2017 and you could win this gift card. You could even comment on my Facebook page or tweet about this post. Just be sure to tag me (Twitter: @Jody_Robbins), so I can include you in the draw. If you’re so inclined to hashtag #FamilyMealDeal or #EdoJapan, that would be great

Thanks to Edo Japan for offering one lucky Travels with Baggage reader this generous gift card.