Eat All the Meat You Can at ecute Shinagawa’s ‘Shinagawa MEAT LOVERS’ Event

22.September.2018 | FOOD

Shinagawa Station is a convenient location for travel as not only do bullet trains arrive and depart there but it’s also very easy to get to airports.

 

The Tokyo Meat Market takes place every October in Shinagawa which brings people flocking from afar to get their teeth stuck into the meat on offer. In line with this year’s market, another event titled “Shinagawa MEAT LOVERS” will take place at ecute Shinagawa South from October 1 to 21.

 

Take a look below to see what you can expect to look forward to at the event.

 

Meat Sandwiches

TAMEALS Classic Burger w/Fries – ¥900 @ TAMEALS (ecute Shinagawa South)

This burger boasts a filling patty with an original bun made completely with whole grain flour that both hug together to make the perfect combination. If you’re looking for a quality burger then don’t pass up this opportunity. Served from 11:00am.

La Terre Hot Dog – ¥378 @ Boulangerie La Terrie (ecute Shinagawa South)

La Terre’s hot dog is made with sausage from Kyushu that is completely free of preservatives and colouring agents. The rich, sweet and soft bread they use is made from 100% wheat flour.

Anshen Buffu (Roti & Pastrami) – Whole ¥1,188 / Half ¥594 @ PAUL (ecute Shinagawa)

This sandwich is made with PAUL’s exquisite bread and is packed with roast beef and pastrami. The roast beef is combined with a horseradish sauce. The flavour goes perfectly with sake. Available at ecute Shinagawa only.

 

Meat Bento / Onigiri

Japanese Black Beef Bento – ¥2,650 @ Asakusa Imahan (ecute Shinagawa)

This luxurious bento set brings out the full flavour of its Japanese Black wagyu that can be enjoyed together as both sukiyaki and yakiniku. Available at ecute Shinagawa only.

Japanese Black Beef & Black Angus “W Black” Beef Hamburg Steak Bento – ¥1,380 @ MADE IN JAPAN Tsubame Grill (ecute Shinagawa)

Tsubame Grill’s Hamburg steak is made with two kinds of 100% beef, clocking in at a hearty 160g. Experience its delicious flavour available just for this event. Available at ecute Shinagawa only.

Char Siu Yaki Onigiri  – ¥260 Each @ Onigiridokoro Kongariya (ecute Shinagawa)

This plump onigiri is topped with a cheddar cheese-covered char siu covered in a steak sauce. Available at ecute Shinagawa only.

 

Meat Deli

Basque Style Terrine – 1 Pack ¥650 @ Table Ogino (ecute Shinagawa)

A spicy patty made in the image of the Basque Country. It’s packed with pig ear and tongue that give texture, pork, and chicken liver. The flavour of everything has been condensed into the patty for a richer taste.

Wagyu Sukiyaki Steamed Bun – ¥445 Each @ PAOPAO (ecute Shinagawa)

Enjoy the full flavour of Yamagata beef wrapped carefully into a steamed bun. Available at ecute Shinagawa only. Only 20 made per day.

Japanese Beef With Seasoned Oyster Mushrooms (100g) – ¥798 @ RF1 (ecute Shinagawa South)

This beef platter lets you enjoy the full delicious flavour of meat. The beef goes perfectly with the salt and peppers oyster mushrooms. Limited quantity available.

 

Sweets

Yanesen Grape Anmitsu – ¥604 @ Funabashiya (ecute Nippori)

These sweet treats are a collaboration with Vegeo Vegeo. They are pione grapes covered with anmitsu―syrup covered anko―from Yanesen. Available at ecute Nippori only.

Kawane Sencha Siberia Cake – ¥648 @ Dalloyau (ecute Nippori)

This cake is made in collaboration with Thés du Japon which opened in Yanaka, Tokyo in August this year. The cake is filled with a mousse made with Kawane sencha tea and an anko jelly. Available at ecute Nippori only.

Imomitsu Roll Cake – ¥480 Per Slice @ Drip Mania (ecute Nippori)

This product is made in collaboration with Amendoroya, a shop specialising in imomitsu – honeyed potato. They have taken Drip Mania’s popular roll cake and made it more delicious with purple sweet potato. Available at ecute Nippori only.

 

A campaign is also being held to get people walking around the district of Yanesen. It is taking place in collaboration with products from shops around Yanesen as well as products in ecute Nippori using ingredients from places around Yanesen. Get your hands on the map and enjoy walking around the neighbourhood.

 

As well as the delicious meaty goodness listed above there’s plenty more where that game from, so head to Shinagawa this October.

 

◼︎Information

Shinagawa MEAT LOVERS

Running: October 1, 2018 – October 21, 2018

 

Yanesen Campaign

Running: October 1, 2018 – October 21, 2018

 

ecute Shinagawa・Shinagawa South

Address: 3-26-27 Takanawa, Minato Ward, Tokyo

TEL: 03-3444-8910

Website: https://www.ecute.jp/

 

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    Tateru Yoshino Bis

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    Keiko Kodera(Writer)

     

     

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    The hamburger from the restaurant which boasts meat dishes is as good as the one which is made by star chefs. There is a only hamburger in the restaurant on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays called “ruli-ro” located in Mishuku that has a lot of good casual dining.

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    There are other branches that serve chicken, but this new branch mainly serves beef dishes. They put more importance on having a variety of kinds of Japanese sake.

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    [Fri]5:00PM to 2:00AM(L.O. 1:00AM)

    [Sun]5:00PM to 12:00PM(L.O. 11:00PM)

    Holiday:Irregular holidays

     

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    Ingredients (Makes 9-10)

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    20-30g sugar
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    Step 1


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    Step 2
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    Step 3

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    I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character themed foods, desserts and pastries♡
    I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡
    You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page → @kaopan72

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  • Mister Donut Japan Launches Another New Matcha Doughnut Series

    13.May.2020 | FOOD

    Mister Donut Japan is set to release yet another new limited line of matcha doughnuts in collaboration with Gion Tsujiri and Toshi Yoroizuka at all branches in Japan from May 15, 2020.

     

    Last month, Mister Donut collaborated with Gion Tsujiri and Toshi Yoroizuka to release the “Matcha Itadaki Series.” This time around, they’re joining their sticky baking hands to bring the “Matcha Odoroki Series.” The triple team’s matcha creations are the fitting way to celebrate Mister Donut’s 50th anniversary as Gion Tsujiri brings the best Uji matcha from Kyoto and Uji-born pastry chef Toshihiko Yoroizuka brings his creative ideas.

     

    There are four treats in the line-up: the “Crisp Double Uji Matcha” and “Crisp Uji Match Chocolate” feature cookie and bagel dough bases, creating a crunchy and chewy mix, while the “Pon de Pie Uji Matcha” and “Pon de Pie Chocolate” feature Mister Donut’s classic chewy Pon de Rings combined with a crunchy pie texture.

    Crisp Double Uji Matcha – ¥230 (Before Tax)

    A chewy and crunchy base laced with Uji matcha and topped with Uji matcha whipped cream and chocolate.

    Crisp Uji Match Chocolate – ¥230 (Before Tax)

    A chewy and crunchy base laced with Uji matcha and topped with Uji matcha chocolate and chocolate chips.

    Pon de Pie Uji Matcha – ¥200 (Before Tax)

    Enjoy both a chewy base and crunchy pie mix at the same time, topped with Uji matcha whipped cream.

    Pon de Pie Chocolate – ¥200 (Before Tax)

    Enjoy both a chewy base and crunchy pie mix at the same time, decorated with chocolate whipped cream.

     

    The Matcha Odoroki Series sees the chefs’ ideas shine through to create desserts that not only taste amazing but look gorgeous too, as well as taking into the account texture.

  • Teeny Tiny Disney Cupcakes to be Baked Up by Ginza Cozy Corner in Japan

    10.May.2020 | FOOD

    Ginza Cozy Corner is introducing nine new Disney “sports festival” themed cupcakes to cake shops through Japan on May 11, 2020.

     

    Cute mini cupcakes with a sports theme

    Nine cupcakes make up the collection which feature motifs from popular Mickey Mouse & Friends characters including Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy. One look at the picture below is enough to have you thinking what a waste these nearly seem to eat because of how adorable they are.

    Disney Sports Festival Cupcakes (Box of 9) – ¥2,500 / Available: May 11, 2020 – June 21, 2020

    The designs take inspiration from different sports like tennis, rugby, skateboarding, and more. All nine come in a box so it’s going to be difficult picking which one to start with!

    Disney sports design box

     

    Box Line-Up

    Top Row From Left
    Daisy Duck Rhythmic Gymnastics: Cheese Cream Roll Cake
    Mickey & Friends Basketball: Chocolate & Vanilla Cream Roll Cake
    Pluto Running: Chocolate Cream Cake

     

    Middle Row From Left
    Mickey & Friends Rugby: Sweet Adzuki Bean Paste Cream Matcha Cake
    Mickey & Friends Cheerleader: Strawberry Cream Tart
    Goofy Soccer: Orange & Chocolate Cream Tart

     

    Bottom Row From Left
    Minnie Mouse Tennis: Lemon Cream & Strawberry Cream Tart
    Donald Duck Swimming: White Peach & Lychee Cream Shortcake
    Mickey Mouse Skateboard: White Chocolate Cream & Raspberry Puree Tart

  • Hello Kitty Inspired Doughnuts Released by Floresta Nature Doughnuts

    30.April.2020 | FOOD

    Healthy doughnut makers Floresta Nature Doughnuts released two doughnuts in collaboration with Hello Kitty on Tuesday which are available to purchase on their website and in-store at select branches.

     

    The adorable Hello Kitty and her twin sister Mimmy arrive at Floresta for the very first time. Both doughnuts are great gifts to treat yourself to, for Mother’s Day, or to send a friend you can’t meet right now due to the lockdown.

     

    Hello Kitty Doughnut Collaboration – ¥450 Each (Before Tax)

    Both ring doughnuts are topped with freeze dried strawberries and seat the cute Hello Kitty and Mimmy.

     

    Floresta is also selling sets of these doughnuts on their websiteーyou can get four in total, that’s two each, in the set.

    Select branches are selling these doughnuts, but due to emergency measures many branches are closed or now have reduced opening hours. If you’re in Japan and thinking of visiting one of the stores, make sure to check the company’s social media and take all necessary precautions when going out.

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