Crab party ! (Tsukiji)

This might be the last hotpot on this cold season. Hotpot party was held !
My acquaintance who is regular costomer of Fujimura ordered gorgeous crab course specially in advance !
Appearance, Fujimura (Tsukiji)

We were eight person.

At first, otoshi was served with beer.
Whelk, Pholiota nameko and taro.
Otoshi, Fujimura (Tsukiji)

Assorted sashimi. Because of such a good location close to Tsukiji Market, Fujimura serve good sashimi :)
Pacific bluefin tuna, yellowtail, red sea bream, whelk and grilled mackerel.
greater amberjack, octopus and yellowtail, Fujimura (Tsukiji)

We thought hotpot is served soon.But the king crab came.
Crab for grilling, Fujimura (Tsukiji)

For grilled. By grilling, it tasted sweet !
Grilling crab, Fujimura (Tsukiji)

The regular customer love this deep fried wiener. With deep fried oysters.
Well, also this would be the last time to eat deep fried oysters on this season… :(
Deep fried oysters and wiener, Fujimura (Tsukiji)

And then steamed crab came.
Telmessus cheiragonus. A same kind of hairy crab that is my delight :):)
It is not well-known by people, so it is less expensive than hairy crab ! Though it was delicious enough ! I remember the name. So, I’ll order it on the internet :)
Telmessus cheiragonus, Fujimura (Tsukiji)
People around me was already full. So, I occupied it after a while. Of course, the brown meat was mine :P

And the manager showed it with saying “it is crab for hotpot !”
Snow crab ! Wow !
female crab for hotpot, Fujimura (Tsukiji)
Snow crab for hot pot is best choice !

Four people shared one hotpot. Finally hotpot came ! Though we were already nearly full !
Hotpot, Fujimura (Tsukiji)
Also another people who shared hotpot with me was full, so I ate much of it. But I also felt full :P

After finished eating ingredients of hotpot, the rice was put into the soup and ate as rice porridge.
rice porridge after hotpot, Fujimura (Tsukiji)

I had dinner at Fujimura several times, but that day’s dinner was the largest meal ever!

Fujimura (ふじむら)
Euro Building. Underground floor, 2-14-12 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Open – from 13:00 to 14:00, from 17:00 to 23:00
Holiday – Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays

Past articles about Fujimura
* Aug 12nd, 2014 Pike conger party (Tsukiji)(Tsukiji)
* Dec 14th, 2013 Hotpot party ! (Tsukiji)
* Sep 8th, 2013 Fujimura, hiding place for adults :) (Tsukiji)

The only beer bar in Funabashi

Finally, I could go a beer bar that I had wanted to go for a long time.

The bar’s name is “HOP”

They have so large variety of beer from all over the world. Of course, Japanese local beers, too.

Each beer cost us around 1000 yen. It is rather expensive as bars in Funabashi.

I chose one from many beer. But I forgot the name. And I forgot taking the photo X(
It was second shop that we drunk that day :P

I couldn’t decide my beer because there were much brands of beer, so I ordered top beer on the menu.
I remember the beer is from another country.
It was bitter beer.
I tasted my friends’ beer, my beer was the bitterest !

Rotisserie chicken – half size (ロティサリーチキン ハーフ)
It was delicious. we were four and we ate it up quickly.
Rotisserie chicken, HOP (Funabashi)

Fish and chips (フィッシュアンドチップス)
Fish and chips, HOP (Funabashi)
It is said that fish and chips and beer is the best couple !

I want to be a regular costomer here. I’ll go there again soon !

HOP
Konparu building 1st floor, 5-6-19 Honcho, Funabashi-shi, Chiba
Open – from 17:00 to 26:00
Fridays, Saturdays and before the day of national holidays – from 17:00 to 27:00
Sundays and national holidays – from 17:00 to 24:00
Holiday – Mondays
HP – http://www.bluecanary.jp/hop/
(in Japanese only)

Inexpensive giblet izakaya chain store (Funabashi)

So popular cheap izakaya that is named Kagaya was my longing place. And finally, I went to there.
My friend who is regular customer of there took us to there. He said he always come there by himself.

There is 2nd floor and our table was on the floor. But the 2nd floor was like labyrinth !
There are many doors and I couldn’t find my group. After all I asked the staff.
But she also hesitated :P

On entering the room, I found it is so large tatami room for party.
I think just this room accommodates about 100 people.

But there are wide intervals between the tables when party isn’t held..

I was really excited, so I forgot to take photos of menu. So, I don’t remember those price. But those are inexpensive !

Kagaya is chain store of izakaya. About 50 branches are around Kanto region. It
is heaven of middle-aged men. By the way, “Kagaya” is so popular name.
If you search “Kagaya” on google, you find much “Kagaya ryokan” in Wakura Onsen.

After I ordered my drink, otoshi was served.
Otoshi (お通し)
Otoshi, Kagaya Funabashi branch (Funabashi)

Kagaya’s specialty is giblets, but they prepare many kinds of foods.

Seafood,

Hen clam (あおやぎ) 600 yen
Hen clam, Kagaya Funabashi branch (Funabashi)

White trevally (シマアジ)
White trevally, Kagaya Funabashi branch (Funabashi)

Tuna’s left-over flesh on the spine(まぐろのなかおち)
Left-over flesh on the spine, Kagaya Funabashi branch (Funabashi)

Tuna Cutlet. (マグロカツ)
Tuna cutlet, Kagaya Funabashi branch (Funabashi)
It was good. But unfortunately the chef put too much Worcestershire sauce :(

Okizuke squid (いかの沖漬け)
Okizuke squid, Kagaya Funabashi branch (Funabashi)

Chinese foods,

Shrimp and mayonnaise (エビマヨ)
Shrimp and mayonnaise, Kagaya Funabashi branch (Funabashi)
I always can’t think it is real Chinese food. I can’t think Chinese foods contain mayonnaise.

Fried egg and Chinese chive (ニラ玉)
Fried egg and chinese chive, Kagaya Funabashi branch (Funabashi)

Korean food ?

Korean-style salad (韓国風サラダ) 600 yen
Korean-style salad, Kagaya Funabashi Branch (Funabashi)
I don’t know what is “Korean-style” … probably sauce for yakiniku was put on it as dressing :P

And don’t miss giblet !
Guts stew (もつ煮込み)
Guts stew, Kagaya Funabashi branch (Funabashi)

It was so noisy and I couldn’t hear what my friends say easily.
But it was fun :)

Funabashi’s Kagaya is open from 4 p.m.Just after their opening time, almost all seats are occupied.
So, when we got to there around 7 p.m. there were some traces of feast :)

There are always some people waiting outside the building.

Kagaya Funabashi branch (加賀屋 船橋店)
4-42-7 Honcho, Funabashi-shi, Chiba
Open – from 16:00 to 23:00
Holiday – Sundays

Trip to Italy 2015 (9) Plato – Hotel

I never forget posting about my trip to Italy…!

Our hotel at Plato close to Florence.

Art Hotel Museo
My room,Art Hotel Museo, Plato (Trip to italy 2015)

Well, as its name, it is stylish and cool.

But that day’s meal was…
Meal,Conad, Plato (Trip to italy 2015)

I got them at supermarket named  CONAD nearby.
Appearance,Conad, Plato (Trip to italy 2015)

I wanted to eat uncurd ham and cheese as night meal in my room at least once
during my staying in Italy

I recognize what you think with this photo.

“You got too much salt !”

When I go to another countries, I always feel foods contain few salt !
I see. Japanese take much salt.
Miso soup, pickled vegetables (Tsukemono), sashimi (with much soy sauce)…..
And more, I love salty foods !

Terrible. I have to take care of my health and refrain from taking too much salt.
So, today I bought miso with a reduced salt content at supermarket. :P

And next day’s breakfast. Buffet.
My Breakfast,Art Hotel Museo, Plato (Trip to italy 2015)

I was really surprised that Italian people don’t eat much at morning and eat much at late dinner time. I heard that this buffet is rather gorgeous as their breakfast. I’m quite opposite :P

Kashigashira with Mitzie Mee (Tsukiji)

Two days have passed since I came back from Osaka X(
Osaka is great place all the same. Delicious foods and fine weather welcomed us.
I want to go there again soon !

I’ll post about it later. Before that, I went to Kashigashira before the trip.
Mitee Mee whose blog is one of my favorite, traveled Tokyo and came Kashigashira to see me.

I took the reservation just before the day. But when I telephoned Kashigashira,I never thought I could get our seats because Kashigashira is so popular and they
don’t have much seats. We were lucky !

(I went to Kashigashira before the daytime, too :P)

I got to Kashigashira before 6:30p.m., appointed time and there were already some group and they enjoyed foods and drinks.
I go to Kashigashira at lunchtime so frequently. But much time had passed since I went to Kashigashira for dinner last.
They serve chef’s choice course at 4500 yen only.
They asked me if we have any allergies and something we can’t eat when I took the reservation.

At first, we toasted with beer.

And then, Otoshi was served.
Liver of ark shell, spinach with boiled very young sardines and blackthroat seaperch.
Ark shell liver, spinach with small sardines and blackthroat seaperch, Kashigashira (Tsukiji)

Shijimi clam soup (しじみスープ)
Shijimi clam soup, Kashigashira (Tsukiji)
Always I think it’s too small for me. I want to drink it in a bowl like miso soup. And cod chips was good, too.

Tuna sashimi dressed with yuzu pepper (まぐろのゆず胡椒和え)
Tuna dressed with yuzu pepper, Kashigashira (Tsukiji)
She liked it. I did too.

Tuna ball (まぐろのつみれ)
Tuna ball, Kashigashira (Tsukiji)
Inside of it was very hot. Most fish balls that I know contain sardines or white fish. So, tuna ball is unique !

Marinated mackerel with vinegar soaked in soup (鯖のマリネ煮浸し)
Marinated mackerel with vinegar, Kashigashira (Tsukiji)

Fried scallops with butter (ほたてバターソテー)

Is there anyone who hate it ? Everyone love it !

Though I forgot the name of the shell, it was big and delicious.
Shell, Kashigashira (Tsukiji)

And I wanted her to have something Japanese sake because Kashigashira prepare so much varieties of Japanese sake.
So I asked her to drink something japanese sake.
I think glass and box filled with sake is great view :)

But I don’t know a lot about Japanese sake, so the staff chose our sake.
She chose “Gokyo” and “Senchu-Hassaku”
Gokyo and Sencyu-Hassaku, Kashigashira (Tsukiji)
Both were easy to drink.
Most Japanese sake texture smooth and I don’t feel much alcohol. So it’s danger drink !

I felt nealy full. But assorted sashimi (刺身盛り合わせ) came.
barracuda,middle-sized yellowtail…
Left side of assorted sashimi , Kashigashira (TSukiji)

Squid, red sea bream, grilled splendid alfonsino, tuna…
Right side of assorted sashimi , Kashigashira (TSukiji)

Round Greeneyes tempura (めひかりの天ぷら)
Round Greeneyes tempura, Kashigashira (Tsukiji)
Rather big round greeneyes. The innard was bitter a bit and I like the taste !

Oh my ! Gorgeous !
Grilled splendid alfonsino head (金目鯛のかぶと焼き) !
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Its skin was crisp and the meat was juicy. From its appearance, it seems not to have much meats, but seeking with chopsticks, much juicy meat appears !

This means the end of our course.
Sea bream rice (鯛めし) came.
Red sea bream rice, Kashigashira (Tsukiji)
I was full, so I felt relieved a bit :P

Kashigashira’s dinner was great as usual and she seemed to be satisfied with foods. I was really glad.
But to my great regret, we couldn’t have conversation smoothly because of my poor English skill :(
On this opportunity, I’ll train English more harder and wait her coming again !

Kashigashira (河岸頭)
Lions mansion Higashi-Ginza building. 1st underground, 4-12-2 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Open – lunch time from 11:00 to 14:00, bar time from 18:00 to 23:00
Closed – Sundays and national holidays
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/kashigashiral
 (in Japanese only)

Kashigashira (河岸頭)
Lions mansion Higashi-Ginza building. 1st underground, 4-12-2 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Open – lunch time from 11:00 to 14:00, bar time from 18:00 to 23:00
Closed – Sundays and national holidays
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/kashigashiral
 (in Japanese only)

Past articles about Kashigashira
* Mar 11st, 2015 Kashigashira (Tsukiji)
* Mar 2nd, 2015 Splendid sashimi after one week absence (Tsukiji)
* Dec 26th, 2014 Maybe the last Kashigashira 2014 for me (Tsukiji)
* Nov 2nd, 2014 Pleasant lunchtime with saury, butterfish and so on (Kashigashira)
* Oct 18th, 2014 Special seafood curry (Tsukiji)
* Sep 11st, 2014 Fresh raw salmon roe ! (Tsukiji)
* Aug 17th, 2014 Our regular way of spending time at Tsukiji on Saturdays
* Jul 16th, 2014 Waking or sleeping, I’m thinking about Kashgiashira (Tsukiji)
* May 28th, 2014 Kashigashira’s refurbishment has finished :) (Tsukiji)
* May 18th, 2014 Kashigashira’ll reopen soon. (Tsukiji)
* May 16th, 2014 Menuke (Kashigashira)
* Apr 30th, 2014 Tremendous yellowfin tuna (Tsukiji)
* Feb 9th, 2014 Enjoyed Saturday’s tsukiji (2/2)
* Jan 27th, 2014 Two in my wish list about Tsukiji came true 2/2
* Dec 23rd, 2013 Downstairs to heaven – 2/2 (Tsukiji)
* Dec 22nd, 2013 Downstairs to heaven – 1/2 (Tsukiji)
* Dec 12nd, 2013 Gorgeous lunchtime at Kashigashira ! (Tsukiji)
* Nov 2nd, 2013 Firm-level quality fishes (Tsukiji)
* Aug 1st, 2013 Splendid sashimi at Kashigashira (Tsukiji)
* May 9th, 2013 Kashigashira (Tsukiji) 2/2
* May 8th, 2013 Kashigashira (Tsukiji) 1/2
* May 4th, 2013 Capitulum mitella, Kashigashira (Tsukiji)
* Apr 8th, 2013 Curry party at Kashigashira(Tsukiji)
* Feb 25th, 2013 Lunch at Kashigashira (Tsukiji)
* Jul 29th, 2012 I missed seafoods while traveling !! (Tsukiji)
* Feb 12th, 2012 Armored weasel-fish :D (Tsukiji)
* Jan 16th, 2012 Very good time at New Year’s party at Kashigashira (Tsukiji)
* Nov 13th, 2011 Tsukiji Market on Saturdays

Like jewerly box (Funabashi)

Strawberry season will be end soon.
Now we can get strawberries at the lowest price throughout year.

There’s the most attractive shop in the Funabashi Tobu building. It is run by Cafe Comm ca.
Gorgeous tarts are shown in the case. What lovely cakes !
Case, Berry cafe Funabashi Tobu branch (Funabashi)

But, to tell the truth, they cut cakes bigger before…
So, it was too big for me and I couldn’t eat it up and I rarely ate at the cafe.

Now, those pieces of cakes are good size for me.
Amaou tart, Berry cafe Funabashi Tobu branch (Funabashi)
But too expensive. This small piece of cake cost us near 800 yen ! Oh, my !
By the way… the dish is too big for the cake, isn’t it ?

Certainly those strawberries and mascarpone tart was sweet and delicious. But 800 yen… Umm..
Amaou tart closer, Berry cafe Funabashi Tobu branch (Funabashi)

Good atmosphere and we forgot we were in the busy department store for a while.
Cafe latte and grape juice, Berry cafe Funabashi Tobu branch (Funabashi)

Now, I’m preparing trip to Osaka from tomorrow :) At Osaka, we’ll eat various foods of Osaka.
So, I can’t post any article for a few days. See you.

Cafe Comme ca and Berry cafe have lots of branch around Kanto region

Liver yakitori bowl by myself (Tsukiji Market)

I headed to Tsukiji the other day to eat oyakodon at Torito, but while I was in train, I found the chef’s choice of Yonehana that day was liver yakitori and assorted shells sashimi.

So, I changed my plan and opened Yonehana’s door :)
Appearance, Yonehana (Tsukiji Market)

Assorted shells sashimi. hen clam and heart clam. I couldn’t take the picture well, but it was fresh and tasty, especially the hen clam was.
Shells sashimi, Yonehana (Tsukiji Market)

Well, this was my target that day. Chicken’s liver yakitori.
Liver yakitori, Yonehana (Tsukiji Market)

My dream came true. I had wanted to put Yonehana’s liver yakitori on the rice ! It’s liver yakitori bowl !
The rice was covered with only three pieces of meat ! Especially, the piece this side is huge !
My liver bowl, Yonehana (Tsukiji Market)

And oden. You may won’t be able to understand from this picture, every ingredients were big :P
Healthy breakfast !
Oden, Yonehana (Tsukiji Market)

After got out of Yonehana, I headed to Turret coffee as usual.
Cafe Latte, Turret Coffee (Tsukiji)
Short cafe latte (ラテショート, 490 yen)

Yonehana (米花)
Tsukiji Market Building No.8, 5-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Open – from 5:00 to 13:30
Holiday – Market’s holiday (Almost all Sunday, several Wednesdays, national holidays and so on)

Past articles about Yonehana
* Mar 18th, 2015 Huge gill of yellowtail (Tsukiji Market)
* Feb 10th, 2015 Recent Yonehana (Tsukiji Market)
* Jan 30th, 2015 Oyakodon (Tsukiji Market)
* Jan 20th, 2015 Today’s Yonehana (Tsukiji Market)
* Jan 8th, 2015 First visit to Tsukiji 2015 (Tsukiji Market)
* Dec 29th, 2014 Last breakfast at Tsukiji 2014 for me (Tsukiji Market)
* Dec 6th, 2014 Serving winter foods has started (Tsukiji Market)
* Sep 21st, 2014 Spanish mackerel and Kirimi-chan (Tsukiji Market)
* Aug 31st, 2014 Saury season has set in ! (Tsukiji Market)
* Aug 13rd, 2014 Tsukiji Market has been changing…
* Jun 19th, 2014 Chef’s choice at Yonehana (Tsukiji Market)
* Feb 26th, 2014 Cold yellowtail season will be out soon (Tsukiji Market)
* Jan 11st, 2014 My last Tsukiji 2013 and my first Tsukiji 2014 (Tsukiji Market)
* Dec 11st, 2013 So much yakitori (Tsukiji Market)
* Nov 26th, 2013 Chef’s choice (Tsukiji Market)
* Sep 9th, 2013 Deluxe tamagotoji !(Tsukiji Market)
* Aug 26th, 2013 Crabs meat ! Abalone ! (Tsukiji Market)
* Jun 13rd, 2013 Yonehana, with my friend :) (Tsukiji Market)
* Jun 6th, 2013 Seafood bowl (Tsukiji Market)
* May 28th, 2013 Boiled fish breakfast (Tsukiji Market)
* May 20th, 2013 Breakfast with sashimi (Tsukiji Market)
* Mar 15th, 2013 Taste of winter – Winter yellowtail (Tsukiji Market)
* Dec 31st, 2012 Breakfast, breakfast, and breakfast (Tsukiji Market)
* Oct 25th, 2012 About my breakfast at Tsukiji for about a month (Tsukiji Market)
* Oct 21st, 2012 Boiled mackerel in miso and sugar (Tsukiji Market)
* Sep 17th, 2012 Yonehana, one month absence (Tsukiji Market)
* Aug 14th, 2012 The record of my breakfast at Tsukiji last week.
* Aug 4th, 2012 This week’s breakfast at Tsukiji (Tsukiji Market) ;)
* Jun 6th, 2012 I was recovered from sickness ! (Tsukiji Market)
* Jun 21st, 2012 Yonehana and Tenfusa (Tsukiji Market)
* May 15th, 2012 Two “after a long absence” (Tsukiji Market, Kachidoki)
* May 15th, 2012 Two days breakfast at Tsukiji Market :)
* May 8th, 2012 May 1st. Chef’s choice at Yonehana(Tsukiji Market)
* Apr 24th, 2012 Friday’s breakfast at Yonehana (Tsukiji Market)
* Apr 13rd, 2012 I have a breakfast at Tsukiji on Friday’s morning (Tsukiji Market)
* Apr 8th, 2012 I got up early for a week absence (Tsukiji Market)
* Apr 4th, 2012 When I’m busy, I need breakfast at Tsukiji :) (Tsukiji Market)
* Mar 9th, 2012 Bonito sashimi :) (Tsukiji Market)
* Mar 1st, 2012 Breakfast at Yonehana (Tsukiji Market)
* Feb 15th, 2012 Two days breakfast at Tsukiji
* Feb 7th, 2012 Yonehana, two days breakfast (Tsukiji Market)
* Jan 28th, 2012 Breakfast at a Tsukiji after long time :D (Tsukiji Market)
* Jan 12nd, 2012 What is this ? (Tsukiji Market)
* Dec 27th, 2011 This is last time my going to Tsukiji this year, maybe….maybe
* Dec 21st, 2011 Rock flatfish (Tsukiji Market)
* Dec 11st, 2011 Tsukiji Market help me.
* Dec 3rd, 2011 Grilled seabeam marinated with miso (Tsukiji Market)
* Nov 18th, 2011 Yakitori Bowl (Tsukiji Market)
* Nov 10th, 2011 Ark shell (Tsukiji Market)
* Nov 3rd, 2011 Sashimi ~~~ (^_^) (Tsukiji Market)
* Oct 4th, 2011 Difference between channel rockfish and splendid alfonsino (Tsukiji Market)
* Sep 29th, 2011 Yonehana (Tsukiji Market)
* Sep 5th, 2011 Tempura in the early morning (Tsukiji Market)
* Aug 29th, 2011 Tuna, Greater amberjack (Tsukiji Market)
* Aug 6th, 2011 Yonehana’s yakitori bowl (Tsukiji Market)

Past articles about Turret Coffee
* Jul 24th, 2014 Young sweetfish (Tsukiji Market)
* May 31st, 2014 Without fish, still Tsukiji is fun ! (Tsukiji)
* May 18th, 2014 Kashigashira’ll reopen soon (Tsukiji)
* Jan 27th, 2014 Two in my wish list about Tsukiji came true 2/2