Spaghetti with sea urchin cream sauce. Just okay, lots of mushrooms and pepper, the uni is a bit bitter, the spaghetti is hard as I like it. Very small local Italian restauarant with only counter seats. I have been here for lunch before but apparently they don’t do lunch anymore. The chef is black, who likes to chit-chat with customers.
A newly opened local washoku place. Simmered spearfish lunch set is just so-so though.
Tan-tan noodles(no soup), comes with salad(all cooked veggy) and boiled dumplings. Very local Szechuan restaurant that somehow got very famous because of its authentic Szechuan spiciness. First-timer will be strongly recommended by almost every waitress, every kitchen staff, every cook, over and over, to try the mild version first, but I stubbornly insisted on having the normal spicy version. Turned out it was actually okay, the tingling and numbing sensation from the Szechuan pepper spreads over your tongue and your mouth, which is quite scary, but because your tongue is numbed, you don’t really feel painful. ^^;; I couldn’t finish all the noodles though, not because it was too hot, but because it was a big bowl and I got really tired of the same taste. However the two waitresses came to me one after another saying, “See, I told you to get the mild one.” ^^;;; Very local and friendly ambience though, which is kinda contagious and makes you feel like chiming into the conversation between the customers and the very talkative waitresses.
Add: 3-34-12 Itabashi, Itabashi-ku.
小籠包＆回鍋肉丼のランチ、５００円。 All that for 500yen! Isn’t that too cheap?! Taste-wise it was quite okay too, the dumplings were steamed after I ordered so very hot.