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Dinner in Tokyo

I went to Tokyo for a short business trip this mid April. I didn’t get to do a lot of touristy stuff since I went for work (lame!lame!lame!) my posts about Japan will be mostly about food.

I stayed at Shinagawa Prince Hotel and on my first day, I went to this Japanese restaurant located at level 38 Shinagawa Prince Hotel. I don’t remember the name though. The Japanese people I was with order this set for us.


Tomato and Bruschetta Carpaccio (bream)

First course : Tomato and bruschetta carpaccio. The pretty shot glass look alike thing was filled with some kind of salad with cream sauce. Good presentation but tasted so plain and boring. Well, it always better to be pretty and boring rather than ugly and boring right?

Spinach potage ~ Japanese style

Next was another usual stuff. Nothing special. This was a basic spinach cream soup. I do not understand where is the Japanese style. Maybe the container?

Sashimi: beam, halfbeak, octopus

Normal sashimi, quite fresh but nothing exceptional.

Shrimp, Shiitake Mushroom

Main course, tempura! Most of these were quite good. Except for one flower thing that tasted bitter. My favourite part was eating all of these tempura with curry salt.

Squid with Saurchin, Green Asparagus

In this picture, you can see the curry salt. So goodddd.

Conger Eel, White Sandbar, Butterbur Scape, Potato with Truffle Oil

Another tempura, starting to feel a bit too full. Although I love the potato with truffle oil on the right. Anything with truffle is good for me. Next course was spring vegetables paired with vinaigrette dressing. I didn’t take any picture because I forgot and I didn’t eat any.

Shrimp Tempura Cake on Rice, Miso Soup, Pickles

The shrimp tempura cake tasted like “bakwan”.

Lemon Sherbet, Rice cake, Strawberry

Dessert, yay! Good lemon sherbet, not too sweet or sour. The rice cake and strawberry were ok.

So yeah, that’s what I ate on my first night in Tokyo and yes, I am still a whale.