October 18, 2007

根津の谷

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Organic restaurant that doesn't use meat, fish, egg, dairy products, white rice, white salt, white sugar...etc. Left pic is the front of the store selling organic goods.
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日替定食:豆腐ハンバーグ、茎わかめときゅうりの酢のもの、切干大根煮、玄米、味噌汁、おしんこ、¥1100。
野菜カレー、¥1000。
Today's lunch(1100yen): Tofu hamburger, wakame and cucumber with vinegar, simmered shredded radish, genmai(brown rice), and miso soup. The tofu burger is really nice. The brown rice is easy to eat. Though the portion is so small that I got hungry really quickly. I went back again for lunch a few times afterwards when I wasn't feeling too hungry, and the small portion healthy veggy lunch was just right. Right pic is vegetable curry, 1000yen.
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You can get to the restaurant through the organic store, or through an entrance at the back. The restaurant is only opened for lunch, except on Fri when it is also opened for dinner. I tried the dinner set(1300yen): chilled udon, vegetable and atsuage, sesame tofu, fried veggy with miso, genmai onigiri.
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高野豆腐のはさみ揚げ、モロヘイヤのり和え、さつま芋と金時豆の煮物、玄米ご飯、味噌汁、¥1100。
玄米おにぎりセット、¥700。
Fried tofu sandwich(potato and carrot in the middle), Jew's marrow, sweet potato and red kidney beans nimono(stewed dishes).
Genmai onigiri set.
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I guess the restaurant is trying to be environmental friendly - the air-conditioning is minimal even on a very very hot summer day, and simply no air-con at night with only the doors opened. There is no paper napkins on the tables...my nose was running while I was eating the curry and I had nothing to wipe my nose...bring your own tissue to this restaurant!
Past entry here.
Lunch menu(J): 1, 2, 3, 4.
Dinner menu(J): 1, 2.
根津の谷(Nezu no ya)
Add: 1-1-14, Nezu, Bunkyo-ku
Tel: 03-3823-0030

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Comments:

Seriously, the microscopic size of the pickles made me laugh. ^^;;; I am sure if you eat here every meal you will lose a lot of weight. They don't have desserts, not even healthy ones. They do have "cinnamon soy milk" and fresh juice... Apparently eating just enough to keep going is the key to longevity but...a full stomach makes me happy. ^^;;;

seat | October 20, 2007 06:05 PM

The portions are soooooooooo tiny, they seem fit for people on a diet ^^;;; But then again, don't they always say how it's most healthy when you only eat till you are 70% full?
These dishes look yummy dispite their simplicity-they don't have any dessert? LOL about the running nose incident X-D

RP | October 20, 2007 01:43 PM

I had a very heavy dinner the night before so two onigiri and miso soup were more than enough...^^;;

Haha, same here. Everytime I go back to HK I always have heavy meals in restaurants everyday and I will get sick by the time I get back to Japan and have to eat congee for days to recover...

seat | October 19, 2007 04:25 PM

This loooks so good and healthy. The Genmai onigiri set is another day of lunch right? (haha just 2 onigiri). I'm still recovering from the trip (everytime I went on trips I'll be sick for sure). Argh now I have fever and stomach flu...and can't days off work.

Freda | October 19, 2007 10:59 AM