August 04, 2007

板前心 菊うら

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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.
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Suppon turtle chawanmushi. This is so good!
Maguro, karei, squid sashimi. Very fresh.
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Uni is not included in the dinner course. Side order is 1500yen.
Grilled Tachiuo and summer vegetables. The fish is smooth and juicy.
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Fried suzuki(sea bass) and aubergine, with ume(sour plum) ankake sauce. Miso soup has fish in it, which makes it sweet.
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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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Comments:

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