This post is all about food, basically some of the meals we had over the 5-6 days.
Day 1 - Dinner at Gansozushi Sushi Restaurant, Shinjuku
Our first meal in Tokyo had to be sushi (that would make the man happy). As it was drizzling, we dined at the sushi shop about 5 mins from our hotel, located at a corner by the road junction opposite the JR Shinjuku Station.
They were so delish, the freshness of raw shrimp combined with creamy mayo, salty ikura/mentaiko with a tinge of grilled taste worked surprisingly well.
We had to try the same combination with raw scallop/hotate and oyster, but these were not as good as shrimp.
Left: Anago eel. Right: Ikura salmon roe.
Some Asari/clam miso soup to warm the tummy. 15 plates in total, not too many :p Price was 2/3 that of SG.
Day 2 - Lunch at Unatoto, Shinjuku
Set our minds on unagi rice, so skipped lunch and went out for early lunch. So glad that our favourite unagi eatery, Unatoto has a branch in Shinjuku, we didn't have to travel all the way to Shimbashi.
The shop is located in the business district and open for half day only during weekends since it caters mainly for the office lunch crowd.
Both of us ordered a double unagi don each, and salad, eel liver soup and pickled radish/cucumber to share. The double unadon is only 1000 yen, a total steal for 2 large and fat pieces of grilled eel over a generous serving of rice. The eel here is grilled using charcoal and with a special sauce which is sweet and salty.
The eel was succulent, tender with a bit of charred taste, seriously good! I ate more rice than I ought to, because it was just so yummy!
Day 2 - Dinner at El Torito, Shinjuku
This is one of our favourite restaurant in Tokyo, very convenient since it's located at the ground floor of Century Southern Tower. Surprisingly, the Mexican food served here is not bad, especially the fajitas with freshly made tortillas.
Complimentary nacho chips with a fiery salsa sauce.
Some salad to go with the meal.
We love this appetiser, Fried Cream Cheese and Avocado in Tortilla, served with a sour cream dressing. A must order every time.
Mixed seafood, chicken and beef fajitas.
And the freshly made tortillas which was soft and slightly chewy. Yums!
Just take some grilled vegetables like onion and capsicum, with meat of choice, top with some sour cream, avocado and chilli, wrap and eat!
Day 3 - Lunch at Jiyugaoka Burger (will be covered in another post)
Day 3 - Dinner at Gyu-Kaku Yakiniku, Shibuya
We had cravings for grill beef so decided to pop into Gyu-Kaku BBQ restaurant. See this chain of restaurants very often, finally had the chance to give it a try. The branch we first visited only sits 24 people and the queue was more than 2hrs, so the staff advised us to proceed to a bigger branch just a few minutes' walk away.
Day 4 - Lunch at Aoyama Flower Market Tea House (will be covered in another post)
Day 4 - Dinner at Katsukura, Takashimaya Times Square, Shinjuku
It's always a must for me to eat at least one meal of tonkatsu when I'm in Japan, simply love biting into a tender and juicy piece of pork cutlet fried to perfect crisp!
Day 5 - Lunch at Udon shop, Shinjuku
The hubby had a medical emergency and by the time we were done at a clinic, it was noon time. We just settled for a simple udon meal at the nearby eatery before sending him back to the hotel to rest.
Day 5 - Dinner, takeaway soup and rice from Soup Stock Tokyo.
I'm a big fan of Soup Stock Tokyo. As the hubby was resting at the hotel, I ta-baoed some food back for him and for myself, my favourite Soup Stock Tokyo. This was the chicken and vegetable soup, with some multi-grain rice, nutritious and wholesome meal.
Day 6 - Lunch at Hantejiya Century Southern Tower
Have been eyeing this Korean restaurant, so decided to have our last lunch in Tokyo here.
This Korean restaurant seemed to be very popular among the office crowd.
The food here was surprisingly good! I think we gonna return next time round to try their BBQ.
End of Part II. Stay tuned for Part III on Jiyugaoka!
GansoZushi 元祖寿司 http://www.gansozushi.com/ Unatoto 宇奈とと http://www.unatoto.com/ El Torito エルトリート http://www.eltorito.jp/#_=_ Gyu Kaku 牛角 http://www.gyukaku.ne.jp/ Katsukura かつくら新宿高島屋店 http://www.fukunaga-tf.com/katsukura/index.html Soup Stock Tokyo http://www.soup-stock-tokyo.com/ Hantejiya 韓豚屋 http://www.hantejiya.jp/