reminder of good food
I finally downloaded the pics from Mum’s camera. Naturally I only took pictures of food, heehee. I forgot to take pictures of the fantastic grilled kobe beef we had on Thursday but remembered on Friday and Saturday.
First it’s the sushi we had at this place in Shinjuku. I honestly can’t remember its name and I have only a faint idea of its location. It’s pretty popular, we got there before 7pm and lucked out with a table but couldn’t get seats at the counter. People coming in later had to wait. We ordered à la carte and everything was fresh and delicious. From the top: crunchy roe, scampi, daily special white fish, cooked prawns, crab, uni, toro, salmon, sardines, ebi.
That was Friday night. Saturday lunch we went to Ginza Tenkuni, a tempura restaurant that began as a small street stall in 1885. There’s a reason why this place has been successful for so long — the best tempura! Mum had the bamboo set which consisted of 2 different kinds of prawns (regular and king prawn), squid, fish and vegetables. The set came with tuna sashimi, tofu, pickles, miso and rice.
I had the bento which had fewer tempura pieces but also included a piece of grilled salmon, egg, grilled skewers, different types of vegetables, sashimi, pickles, soup and mushroom rice.
Here’s a picture of the poster menu. They also had a seasonal mushroom tempura dish as well as smaller sets that was just tempura on rice — kinda like chirashi but with tempura instead of sashimi. Definitely a place worth returning to.