December 10, 2007

美味一服 めぐり

Organic cafe serving very good Japanese set meals. It is on the second floor of a big kimono store. Many madams in kimono during lunch time! Healthy lunch set is 1000yen. You can choose plain rice, brown rice or takikomi-gohan which is rice cooked with mushroom, vegetables etc. This place is not vegetarian as they serve fish, such as maguro(tuna), though it is in healthy amount.

Lunch set including a small maguro rice bowl, 1300yen. Sesame seed pudding, 650yen.
The veggy dishes change everyday. I usually have brown rice but this day I had rice with Japanese chestnuts. If you order the set meal, you can order a small dessert for 300yen. I had the softcream with blueberry sauce. The softcream here has won some reward apparently. It is nice but I am not sure why it is so special....
京うどんセット、¥1000。 マロンソフト、¥800。
Kyoto udon set with one veggy side dish, 1000yen. Udon on its own is 700yen.
Marron soft, 800yen. Expensive but quite nice with whole marron on top, marron bits here and there, and marron cream at the bottom.
Rice porridge with many grains and chinese medicine ingredients, plus a salad, 1300yen.
Usual lunch set. "Shiratama Zenzai Soft"(850yen) is just okay though.
Cold udon with sesame sauce, 1000yen.
Cheese cake, 650yen. Tastes normal, and still a bit frozen.
お茶漬け、¥700。 抹茶 ア・フォガード、¥800。
Ochatsuke, 700yen. For the standard lunch set, you can ask for second helping of the rice, but that is not available for ochatsuke. I didn't know that and I ate one bowl of rice with half of the toppings and saved half for the next bowl. Ended up having to order another bowl of rice, which is, well, 200yen only.
Softcream with freshly made matcha, 800yen. This is nice.

The standard healthy lunch set is the best, both in quality and value. Soup udon is nice too. For desserts, all the softcream parfaits and the sesame seed pudding are good. Though I think the price of dessert is too high....I still order it everytime though....

Menu(J): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.

美味一服 めぐり (Meguri)
Add: 2F Ueno 1-20-11, Taito-ku
Tel: 03-3834-5154

[ japanese food | good cheap eats | 本郷・根津・湯島・上野 ]

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I went to a Christmas "cake" party today too. 6 of us shared 4 family-size Christmas cakes...I feel ill now. ^^;;;

I don't know what the pink thing is actually - it is sweet, dry and rough...I only had a bite and never finished it.

seat | December 23, 2007 06:07 PM

We've been slow in updating because of the party season (party almost every other night). This is the kind of restaurant I wish I could live nearby and eat everyday. The set is so well rounded nutrient wise and looks very yummy. Haha you manage to get dessert EVERYTIME (except the first). What's that pink thing beside the matcha cream.

Freda | December 23, 2007 12:57 PM

Yeah I have been there like 10 times already. Always before or after a heavy dinner. Would have been great calorie adjustment if I hadn't eaten dessert as well...^^;;

seat | December 14, 2007 01:01 PM

this is multiple visits right? I LOOOVE the set meals. Wish I could eat this all the time! It's really good value and looks really good!

Joan | December 14, 2007 06:38 AM

I am not familiar with the area near Sushi Saito so I can't give you directions in words. I tried to look for a map in English but couldn't find any. This sushi place has just got a Michelin star so you will find its info in Tokyo Michelin 2008(there is English version). Not that I am promoting Michelin!

I have never been to Daiwa sushi. And I have just heard some bad rumours about sushi places inside Tsukiji market...the queue is insane anyway and probably not worth the time.

seat | December 13, 2007 06:10 PM

I'm staying in Tokyo for a few months, and will definitely find your blog useful :)

Can you give direction to Sushi Saito? (Not knowing Japanese, I find it difficult to locate it from map on your link.)

Between Sushi Dai and Daiwa Sushi, which would you recommend?


snl | December 12, 2007 07:16 PM