Tokyo – the story so far
So I have a little bit of catching up to do. I’m now in my 7th week in Tokyo.
So here is the start of my catch up
First night out in Shinjuku for…
We made sure to sit at the counter so as to get tempura straight from the fryer. Each delicious morsel delivered at just the right temperature. No soggy tempura here
So what do we have here? Egg plant (nasu) and red pepper (tougarashi) tempura (on the left) and two prawns (ebi) on top of squid (ika).
And below the various sauces.
This was some fish I forgot the name of, sorry!
And this is eel (anago). This is not unnagi, its different! Anago is a salt water eel and unnagi is a fresh water eel. They both taste great though!
And this is a little battered surprise. Full of baby prawns
Unfortunately it was then time to go. But on our walk back to the station we loitered next to a street concert. Live J-pop!
The next week, we went to Iidabshi to enjoy food
They were also preparing for a festival
But it was raining so unfortunately we didn’t get to see much
Except for lots of restaurants
So we finally decided to settle with this. The local pub (izakaiya)
First up, a little (cooked) chicken (toriniku)
Followed by some sashimi to wet the pallet
This is an omelet cooked in a benito broth
Stewed shellfish in its own juices
Pork (butaniku) and spring onions (negi) cooked on a leaf over a fire
Fish roe (ikura)
Rice ball (onigiri)
Minced chicken (tsukune)
Big big fish head
And finished with a matcha creme bulee
And a burnt caramel crepe.
More next time!