‘Tofuya Ukai’ is a typical Tofu Cuisine, located adjacent to Tokyo Tower popular for bridal events, meet and greets.
I thought I will introduce the lunch cuisine which to us Japanese represent as a typical WASHOKU. It is a called a Kaiseki style (course menu), each dish bringing the breeze of summer and the use of seasonal ingredients.
The architecture of Ukai-Tei (the building) can be seen at this site.
The entrance hallway was decorated with an ice block and maple, ikebana style.
A soothing goldfish patterned pottery, a cooling moment on a very hot summer day.
The lunch menu, printed in washi paper. (Japanese paper)
Mountain Peach and Hozuki (Chinese Lantern)
- 鱧すし 石川芋
Pike Conger (Hamo) sushi and Ishikawa mountain yam
Soft abalone and white wood ear (mounting jelly fish)
- あげ田楽 (Age Dengaku)
Fried tofu with Dengaku Miso, which is sweet miso with shallots
Sweet corn soup
Seasonal fish (bonito sashimi)
Round aubergine marinated with white sesame paste
Tofu made from local groundwater
Fried Ayu (Freshwater Trout) with Sansho Peppers
Myoga Burdock (Gobo) Rice
written by Hisako Makimura/Tokyo, Japan