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Creative Chinese Cuisine Kogetsu |中華会席 古月

Located in a quite residential area, behind the Nezu Shrine is a rare French type of Chinese cuisine. Even I will not be able to relocate the restaurant without printing an access map or rotating my google map on my smartphone (lol) but it is worth trying and the effort is guaranteed priceless.

Most Chinese restaurants sell by their volume and speed but when you reach a certain age……(oops, not disclosing my age yet) the appreciation of well selected healthy food and stimulating to the eye is more a value than more so the stomach. So if you are one of my group of people…..be sure to remember this restaurant if you every think of Chinese Herbal Seasonal Food, French Style and very creative.

The restaurant if a renovated old house…not sure but I am certain it goes back well to the 40s or 50s. The old tatami rooms are renovated into private secluded rooms so it serves well for a private gathering even with children or babies. It may look similar to a luxurious oriental spa or esthetic salon but the energy is very quiet, serene and relaxing; which is perfect way to start your meal.

This was a birthday invitation from our son and wife and our little grandson for both my husband and I, both born in the month of April.

 

根津神社の裏をテクテクと住宅地の中を歩くと、ひっそりとたたずむ、『 古月』の入り口。昔は民宿だった入口も残っており、歴史を感じる建物です。お店の入口には春のそよ風でのれんが気持ちよくなびき、プチ庭園もお花好きの方には目の保養になり楽しめます。

 

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こじんまりとした古民家を改造した個室。

とても落ち着く空間です。着席すると静かにコースが運ばれてきます。我々はランチコースを頂いたのですが量もほどよく、薬膳的な中華で体にとってもやさしいお味でした。目で楽しみ、味も感激するおすすめのお店です。

 

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手書きのランチ会席メニュー。

 

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Appetizer (Top left corner)

  • Fresh Red Snapper (Tilefish) with fish roe
  • Fried bamboo shoots, underneath is a soy sauce braised ‘ofu’
  • Barbecue Pork (Chashu) with Field mustard flower with french mustard sauce
  • Spring shrimp gelee with baby white fish, underneath is a avocado shrimp
  • Jelly fish, Soramame (Broad beans), Lily, Mountain Yam

 

前菜の盛り合わせ

 

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Spring shrimp gelee with baby white fish, underneath is a avocado shrimp

桜えびのジュレ(白魚入り)と海老のアボカド和え

 

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Jelly fish, Soramame (Broad beans), Lily, Mountain Yam

くらげとユリネとそら豆と長芋

 

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Fresh Red Snapper (Tilefish) with fish roe / Fried bamboo shoots, underneath is a soy sauce braised ‘ofu’

甘鯛の鱈子和え / 竹の子とおふの煮物

 

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Barbecue Pork (Chashu) with Field mustard flower with french mustard sauce

チャーシューと菜の花の粒マスタード和え

 

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Red Snapper in a sweet and sour sauce

桜鯛の甘酢あんかけ

 

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Bird Nest Soup with Togan (Winter Melon)

トウガンとフカヒレのスープ

 

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Lotus Root, Taro Potatoe, Cheek beef meat, Pork shank meat

レンコンと里芋 お肉(牛のほほ肉と豚のすね肉)の蒸し

 

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Handmade Noodles in spicy peanut soup (tantan noodles)

自家製卵麺の担々麺

 

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Fried Rice

炒飯

 

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Dessert (Citrus sorbet)

デザート(柑橘系のソルベ)

 

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Name of restaurant: Kogetu (which means ANCIENT MOON)

Address : 4-23-1, Ikenohata, Taito-Ku, Tokyo

Tel : 03.3821.4751

Web Link : http://www.kogetu.co.jp

 

 

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