【TokyoDinner】Erotic and delicious tofu food?

11.November.2016 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

“Eroi wa” = which means “it is erotic” or “it is sexy” in Japanese. This is the first thing I say when I eat this food called “Ero Uma Tofu” which is original menu of the restaurant in Nishi-ogikubo called “Michi-no-kura-san.”

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This food is named after a female regular customer who is from Kansai area said “Ero Umai wa” = It is very tasty (Erai mean “very” in Japanese with Kansai dialect, and its sound changed to Eroi..) She was technically saying that it is very tasty, but the sweet taste and soft texture of this food is alluring as well.

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The secrets of this erotic taste are four different kinds of flavorful oils such as sesame seed oil, scallion oil and peanuts oil. They blend these oils with great balance, and pour on the top of tofu when the fried oil gets a strong aroma. This has the best smell of flavorful oil. You can’t help feeling erotic when you eat this. I’m going to eat this “Ero Uma Tofu” again tonight, and I would not able to help saying “Ero Umai” over and over.

 

gaikan

■Michi-no-kura-san

Address:New Diamond Heim. B1F, 3-38-15 Shoan ,Suginami-ku, Tokyo

 

 

Kiwako Kurashima(”The Classic Bar” Editor in Chief)

 

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    TEL:03-6427-6116

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    Tamawarai(Harajuku)

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    The 3 major noodle dishes in Japan are ramen, soba-noodles, and udon-noodles. What people like about these noodles is how different they are according to the area. Broadly speaking, people in the East like soba noodles, and people in West like udon-noodles. Therefore, Tokyo is in the soba culture area. If you are looking for a modern type of restaurant, there is the Michelin-starred restaurant called “Tamawarai” in Harajuku. The building is located in a residential area, and does not look like a soba noodle restaurant. Steamed soba noodles which are made of coarsely ground buckwheat has a rich flavor when you chew it. They do not serve many kinds of appetizers, but they are proud of their menu items such has miso flavored shrimp, tempura, and herring which is cooked for six days.

     

    Detailed information:http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/19569

     

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    Tamawarai

    Address:5-23-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

    Hours:[Tuesday~Friday]11:30~15:00(L.O.14:30)18:30~21:30(L.O.21:00)

     [Saturday]11:30~20:00(L.O.19:30)

     [Sunday]11:30~17:00(L.O.16:30)

     Holiday:Monday (If Monday is a national holiday, the next day, Tuesday will be a holiday)

    TEL:03-5485-0025

    URL:https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1306/A130601/13129390/

     

     

    Moo Moo Paradise Kabuki-cho main store (Shinjuku)

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    You can’t make it through the Japanese winter without eating a “nabe” (hot pot). Shabu shabu is a hot pot dish that you can enjoy no matter what the weather is like -hot or cold. “Moo Moo Paradise Kabuki-cho main store” is mostly popular among young people. The first store started in Kabuki-cho in 1993, and now there are forty branches all over the world. They slice the meat right before they serve it up. The soup stock for shabu shabu is extracted from exclusive oxtails.  They offer organic ponzu and sesame dressing for the dipping sauce. They are very particular about the food they serve.

     

    Detailed information:http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/24978

     

    ■Information

    Moo Moo Paradise Kabuki-cho main store

    Address: Humax Pavillion Shinjuku Kabuki-cho Bldg. 8F, 1-20-1 Kabuki-cho Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

    Hours:Monday~Friday17:00~23:00(L.O.22:30)

    Saturday・Sunday・Public holidays11:30~23:00(L.O.22:30)

     

    Holiday:no holiday

    TEL:03-3208-0135

    URL:http://www.mo-mo-paradise.com/index.html

     

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    Hello, everyone. My name is Shiota. I am the curator of MOSHI MOSHI BOX’s Harajuku Information Center and I visit Harajuku about six days a week.

    In this article, I will introduce to you some restaurants where you can enjoy Japanese lunches popular among people from both home and abroad.

     

     

    “bio ojiyan café” where Japanese dishes can be enjoyed in a stylish space

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    The standard menu of this café is ojiya (rice stew) made of various healthy ingredients. You can custom-make your own ojiya by choosing the broth and toppings at will.

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    They also sell set menus such as donburis.

     

    詳しくはこちら:http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/ja/67336

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    bio ojiyan café(ビオ オジヤンカフェ)
    住所:東京都渋谷区神宮前4-26-28 矢内ビル1F
    営業時間:12:00〜21:00
    定休日:なし
    TEL:03-3746-5990
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    Holiday: no holiday

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    ※English menu is available.

     

     

     

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    This restaurant offers original udon noodle menus which are a mixture of an Italian taste and Japanese taste. Of course, they sell many Japanese dishes as well. The noodles they offer are chewy and very delicious.

     

    Detailed information:http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/71295

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    Address: 4-27-2, Jingumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

    TEL:03-5413-3947

    Business hours: 【weekday】12:00 – 16:00(L.O.15:30) 17:30 – 23:00(L.O.22:00)

    【Saturday/Sunday/holiday】12:00 – 23:00 (L.O.22:00)

    Access: 5 minutes on foot from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line “Meiji Jingu Mae” / 7 minutes on foot from Harajuku Station

    URL:http://www.kiwa-group.co.jp/restaurant/441/

     

     

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  • Offering Japanese cuisine from a world viewpoint. The restaurant in Harajuku, “Tsurukamero”

    16.October.2017 | FOOD / SPOT

    A new style restaurant “Trusukamero” was opened in Harajuku, Tokyo where many people gather from home and abroad. They will offer a “new Japanese cuisine” that cannot be categorized as “traditional Japanese.”

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     “Trusukamero” is located in the “Urahara” area (an area behind Meiji Street, in front of Takeshita Street). The outside design of the restaurant is modern and unique. A turtle and crane are depicted on raised wooden slats. The neon wall shines at night giving it an Asian-like atmosphere.

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    3階建ての店内は古材を再利用したテーブル席、障子戸で仕切られた半個室、小上がりの堀座敷など全86席。装飾には鶴亀の彫刻が入った欄間や漆の祝い膳など、自社のアンティークコレクションの中から選んだ器や雑貨を使用している。

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    The restaurant consists of three floors and has 86 seats including table seats using old wood, private rooms with sliding paper doors, and parlors. They use special bowls and sundries chosen from their antique collections such as transoms with carvings of cranes and turtles and festive tables.

     

    With regards to their lunch menus, they offer sashimi, tendon (tempura rice ball) udon noodles and gyoza (dumpling)/curry which all Japanese people love. They also offer various kinds of a la carte dishes centering around “nabes” (Japanese hot pot dish) so that adults can drink alcohol comfortably.

     

    The most popular lunch menu they offer is a chewy dish called “Teuchi Gyoza Teishoku”(Gyoza set meal) (780 yen). The gyoza skins are all hand-made and they are fried to give a crispy texture.

    The most popular lunch menu among foreign tourists is a gorgeous looking menu called “Daitendon” (highest quaility-1,980 yen / high quality-1,380 yen). Guests can enjoy giant congers and shrimps.

    Other than that, they offer “Mjiyama Chicken Cutlet Curry) (large 980 yen / medium 880 yen) which is made with flavored vegetables, spices and chicken broth, “Tori Yuzu Udon” (udon noodles with chicken and citrus fruit) which uses one of the popular fruits in Japan “yuzu,” sashimi set menu, tonkatsu (pork cutlet) set menu. All of the dishes are large but they are cooked in a precise manner and they are very delicious.

    ※The prices noted above does not include tax

     

    For the dessert menu, they offer three kinds of parfait that look like a bonsai (potted tree) which are maccha (green tea) parfait with taiyaki (fish-shaped pancake filled with bean paste) and bean ice cream bar on the top, chocolate parfait, berry banana parfait (all of the parfaits comes with a doughnut). They also offer many kinds of Japanese desserts such as zenzai (sweet red bean soup), kuzukiri (starch noodles), maccha set and kombucha (dried kelp tea) set.

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    The neon of the restaurant is turned on at nighttime and the restaurant becomes an izakaya (Japanese bar) which offers more than 40 kinds of “nabe” menus. They offer sashimi, eel and yakitori (grilled chicken) which are all big hit dishes with alcohol-lovers.

     

    Their “nabe” menus (40 kinds) include standard menus such as sukiyaki, shabushabu (thin slices of beef parboiled in hot soup) and angelfish pot and special menus like “Heidi Nabe” using cheese and milk and “Curry Niku (beef) Nabe” using home-made curry broth.

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    The recommended “nabe” is “Medetai Nabe” which will bring you good luck. The menu includes the head of red sea bream and harusame noodles.  The taste of the fish-broth-based soup is so delicious!

     

     

    Let’s enjoy the taste of Japanese cuisine at this new type of Japanese restaurant “Trusukamero” in Harajuku.

     

     

    ■Information

    Tsurukamero

    Address: 4-27-2, Jingumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo ■TEL: 03-5413-3947

    Business hours 【weekday】12:00 – 16:00(L.O.15:30) 17:30 – 23:00(L.O.22:00)

    【Saturday, Sunday and holidays】12:00 – 23:00 (L.O.22:00)

    Access: 5 minutes on foot from “Meiji Jingu Mae” Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line / 7 minutes on foot from Harajuku Station

    URL:http://www.kiwa-group.co.jp/restaurant/441/

  • A “delicious and fun” restaurant which offers Japanese traditional cuisine will open in Ebisu!

    16.September.2017 | FOOD

     “Kappo Akemi” which will offer traditional Japanese cuisine will be opened in Ebisu from the 13th of September, 2017 (Wed.)

     

    Full-fledged dishes will be created by the restaurant’s chefs under the direction of the head chef who trained in a long-stablished Japanese restaurant called “Nada Man.” However, the restaurant itself and the menu items are not fancy. The restaurant will offer a wide variety of dishes from standard Japanese dishes to original dishes. It will be a unique restaurant where you can enjoy your mealtime from before eating your meal.

     

    【Examples of the menu items】

    ・Nodoguro no Nitsuke (the fish, blackthroat seaperch caught in Shimane Prefecture, boiled in soy sauce)

     

    ・Kurokiri Daikon (boiled radish)

     

    ・Deep Kisu ( the fish, sillaginoid)

    ・A5 Kuroge Wagyu (Japanese black cattle)  “Katsube Gyu” Steak / Irizake (seasoned sake)

     

    Some of the menu items have unique names but all of them are very delicious. Why not visit the restaurant and check out the taste of these dishes.

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    Most of the ingredients used in Kappo Akemi are gathered from their special palces. Unique and rare ingredients such as fresh fish and “Kokuryu Ginjo Buta” (pigs, a little drunk because they are raised on sake) are used in the restaurant.

     

    The most recommended ingredient is “Katsube Gyu,” black cattle produced in Shimane Prefecture. The quantity of this cattle is only about 10% of Kobe Gyu or Omi Ushi and thus the cattle is called as “the phantasmal cattle.” This breed of cattle has received many awards and you can enjoy this rare meat in many different ways, the method of cooking changing according to the season.

     

    There are many seats in this restaurant in addition to counter seats. For those of you who want to enjoy your meal as you chit-chat with your friends, you should choose table seats. The restaurant can be used on many different occations such as on a drinking session, a date or business entertainment.

     

    The “Handachi” (half-standing) seats are unique. You can sit on a high seat and table and enjoy your meal in a casual fashion. These seats are handy when you want to eat something before going back to home after work or eat your meal in a short amount of time.

     

    Counter seats are very special. You can enjoy your meal while watching the the head chef’s cookery techniques. It will be a rare and good experience to watch the beautiful job of the head chef and listen to stories regarding the ingredients of the dishes.

     

    Why not enjoy a meal in a very comfortable restaurant.

     

    ■Information

    Store name: Kappo Asami

    Address: 1F of Planx Bolta, 11-9, 2nd street of Ebisu Nishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

    Store hours: 17:30~23:00(L.O 22:30)

    Holidays: No holidays in September

     “Kappo Asami” teaser site: https://kappo-akimi.com/

     

  • 【Tokyo Cafe】Yonchome, Kouenji – reasonable prices, comfortable atmosphere and great lunch.

    24.July.2017 | FEATURES / FOOD

    The orange Chuo line of the station can be seen from the large window on the wall. Sometimes it’s the yellow Sobu line. Without having even left the ticket barriers, you can catch a glimpse of it from the platform. When night descends over the district, the window frames light up with illumination. Welcome to Yonchome cafe in Kouenji. I can’t believe it’s been 7 years that I’ve wandered up and down these streets! Today we are going to introduce the one place I can’t stop loving. It is located in the charming Kouenji and is the home of this wonderful window view.

    Leave the south exit, walk along the rotary and you will eventually arrive at Yonchome cafe, which is on the 2nd floor of the building. What a fitting name for a cafe located in Yonchome, Kouenji!

    Open the thick wooden door and you will discover a cafe with an interior bigger than you imagined. With 100 seats, the atmosphere of the cafe is moderate and spacious, with a good distance between the tables and an overall calm feel. Sit here and you will easily lose track of time. Amongst the mood lights and glistening stain glass windows, of course the seat of your choice would be next to the window, where the evening light entwines with the ambient glow that radiates from the Chuo line.

    However, when the weather is fine or when a mild midday breeze rolls in, it’s hard to resist a seat on the terrace! A book in one hand and coffee in the other, or raising a toast with beers, watching the busy people walking the steers below. What’s your style?

    The heartily portioned lunch sets are reasonably priced and delicious, making this restaurant really stand out. The regular menu includes generous portions that are ideal for sharing. Happy hour runs on the weekdays from 17:00 〜 21:00, during which time draft beers and the house wine sells for just ¥230! The main charm of Yonchome is its value for time and money.

    The deluxe taco-rice with soft boiled egg (デラックスタコライス 半熟卵添え) costs ¥1,000. As the name implies, it is an extravagant and luxurious dish. No matter how hungry you are or how many people are in your group, this meal is the perfect size to share or devour solely to yourself. The dish is packed with a variety of ingredients such as vegetables, meat and cheese. The spicy sauce packs the perfect punch to balance out the mild egg. Order a beer for the perfect finish to your feast.

    Speaking of beer, the anchovy potatoes (¥500) make for the perfect accompaniment. Although the potatoes are quite large, the crispy skin, tempting aroma, and creamy and salty anchovy butter enhance its wow-factor. This is the ultimate combination of flavours! Although this is quite a quirky dish to single out, I must say out of all the potato dishes I have ever had in my life, this was the best!

    Whether you drink alcohol or steer clear of it, there is something for everyone at Yonchome Café. The coffee, alcohol and soft drinks range is particularly large. They also sell special summer homemade lemonade for ¥630, which is the perfect way to refresh yourself and quench your dry days against the heat of summer.

    Light pours passionately into the café, yet the atmosphere is calm. No matter when the food arrives, it is always delicious. No matter what time you arrive, you will be greeted by comfort. Whether it be afternoon or evening, whether you come alone or in a crowd, you will always feel welcome.

    Like the view outside your window, our feelings change every day. However, you can always count on this café to always be here, unchanged. You can return to your favourite spot, your favourite seat and enjoy your favourite meal.

     

    As the day winds down and the night time illumination lights up, the Chuo line is still running. Seated next to the window that exposes the Chuo line in operation, I thought to myself that maybe, this is my favourite spot.

     

    Photo:Kayo Sekiguchi
    Editor:Namiko Azuma
    Original text by:Miiki Sugita

    Translated by: Samantha Fernandes

    Source:She magazine

     

    ■ Information:

    Yonchome Café

    Address:2nd floor, 4-28-10, Kouenji, Suginami
    Telephone number:050-5592-9317
    Opening hours:11:30-15:00(lunch menu: 11:30-15:00、Happy Hour: weekdays 17:00-21:00)
    Fixed closing days:None

     

     

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  • 【Tokyo Dinner】Nostalgic food! The next trend is Monjayaki!? Shibuya”Osozai to Senbei-Monja Sato”

    31.May.2017 | FEATURES / FOOD

    The good old days food such as spaghetti Neapolitan, shaved ice cream, hot cake, and yakisoba has been becoming popular again. These are nostalgic foods for looking back at good old memories for people who are born in Showa era(1926~1989), and it also is kind of new food for people who are born in Heisei era(1989~).

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    I would like to focus on “Monja-yaki” as the next Showa gourmet trend. People who are living in other than Kanto area may not be familiar with this food. There are two different ways to cook Monja-yaki in Tokyo; Asakusa way and Tsukishima way.

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    The big difference is to make the base or not. The base is like building a breakwater not to spread dough on the pan. Tsukishima way is to make a base with ingredients such as cabbage at first and then pour the dough on to it. On the other hand, Asakusa way is to make the thin crust with dough at first and then eat it with chopped ingredients on the pan.

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    Sato Koji who manages unique restaurants such as “Cristiano’s” in Yoyogi-uehara and “Pappon Kitchen” in Shibuya opened the new restaurant called “Osozai to Senbei-Monja Sato” this year.

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    As a lot of experienced chefs who learns a lot about multi cultural food, he prepared from standard Monja-Yaki to unique ones such as Russian style ones(1620yen include tax) which has beets and sour cream and Thailand’s style(1620yen include tax) which has fish sauce.170525_KS_00033 170525_KS_00066

    Asakusa style thin crust type Monja is the one which Mr.Sato has been eating since he was little. I highly recommend you to enjoy the nostalgic food in this at home restaurant.

     

     

    ■Information

    Osozai to Senbei-Monja Sato

    Address:1-9-22 Moritomo Building 1F, Tomigaya Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

    Tel:03-6804-9703

    Hours:[Monja]11:00AM to 3:00PM(Lunch time)/6:00PM to 10:00PM(Dinner time)

    Holiday:Monday

     

     

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