Food in Tokyo

It’s Sunday morning and we’ll be heading to the airport in a couple hours. Thanks to Harumi, we ate really well this week, probably too well … veggies next week.

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Our first meal…tonkatsu (とんかつ), fried shrimp (えび フライ) and potato croquette (コロッケ) lunch at Wako, between Yurakucho station and the Imperial Hotel.

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ハンバーグ (hamgaagu, or Japanese-style hamburger) at Tsubame Grill (つばめ グリル), near Tokyo station. Really good…the hamburger was so tender. If you like Hawaii loco moco, you’ll like this.

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Tonkotsu (pork broth) ramen at Kyuushuu Jangara (九州 じゃんがら) in Nihonbashi. Outstanding!

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The second-largest gyoza you’ll ever eat, at Tenryu (天龍), on the main Ginza street, first crossing (一丁目).

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Dessert at Shunju (春秋) restaurant, in Akasaka. Thank you Koji!

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Curry at Sangosho (珊瑚礁) in Kamakura. Nice ocean views.

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Harumi and her mom had all this sushi for only $10 (950 Yen) at Tsukiji Sushi Sei (築地すし清), located in Hibiya, near the Imperial Hotel.

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The area near Jindaiji temple in Chofu is famous for hand-made soba noodles, like these at Shinsen restaurant.

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Ochazuke (おちゃずけ) at Hidori near Ginza.

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Our last dinner, at Harumi’s folks place. The fish in the lower right corner of the screen is tachiuo (タチウオ), or scabbard fish. We had it grilled; Harumi’s dad said it is also great sashimi, which some think is better than toro (トロ). But you can’t buy it sashimi at the store — it only stays fresh enough for sashimi if you catch it on a boat and eat it the same day.

Update: last minute food at Narita airport…

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Tako yaki (たこ焼) at Gindako (銀だこ). I was never a big fan of tako yaki, but these were really good!

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