August 04, 2007

板前心 菊うら

5250yen dinner course. They only have one prefix course, plus some a la carte menu.
Appetizer: Prawn, abalone, ginger, cream cheese with ika no shiokara, bream and aubergine roll.
Suppon turtle chawanmushi. This is so good!
Maguro, karei, squid sashimi. Very fresh.
Uni is not included in the dinner course. Side order is 1500yen.
Grilled Tachiuo and summer vegetables. The fish is smooth and juicy.
Fried suzuki(sea bass) and aubergine, with ume(sour plum) ankake sauce. Miso soup has fish in it, which makes it sweet.

2681178290096864855Oeuqqq_fsDessert is panna cotta and almond pudding. Almond pudding is better.

All the food are delicious. I have come here about 3 years ago(entry here) and really loved the experience, so I am glad that quality and value haven't dropped. I sat in the private room last time while I had the counter seat this time. The atmosphere is casual and friendly, there is a waiter who can speak a little English and is willing to explain the menu to foreigners.

Itamaegokoro Kikuura(菊うら
Tel: 03-5389-5581
Add: 7-16-3, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Five minutes walk from West Exit of Shinjuku Station
Open: 11:30-14:00, 17:00-23:00

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Seems like suppon = Chinese softshell turtle = "water fish" ^^;;;

seat | August 23, 2007 04:00 PM

I was gonna say "gwai ling go" then remember there's no turtle in it ^^;; Chinese use turtle for soup too~ (water fish soup)

Freda | August 23, 2007 05:03 AM

There was only a little bit of turtle meat in it. A bit jelly-ish, soft but chewy. I think people use it for soup but not really eat the meat?(not sure...)

seat | August 15, 2007 06:36 PM

Turtle...? how does it taste like (the egg color is so tan). Everything looks so good!!!

Freda | August 14, 2007 11:25 AM

Hey scenic. Yeah let's go to this restaurant next time! It is only for dinner though~

seat | August 13, 2007 06:34 PM

wow, this looks really good. gonna have to make a note to myself to try it out next time i'm in tokyo! :)

scenic | August 13, 2007 02:19 AM