Good evening! It’s Nori speaking here!
Today I came to Nakameguro with a friend of mine Gan-chan to discover something new, as this area has become a topic of conversation again, with the newly appeared food mall in the underpass.
Many restaurants, eateries and bars are lined-up for over 700metres along the underpass!!!
They say that in the evening all of them get full! Iiiiiiiincredible!
Seems like tis city never stops developing to become funner xD
Lets go and check!
I chose this one called 「Sushi no ISOMATSU」, a Sushi restaurant. As we hadn’t made a reservation in advance we needed to wait a bit but I guessed it’s worth it.
Woohoo! this is the first sight after entering! Our favorite traditional style!
The masters prepare Sushi in front of us! The authentic Sushi!!
The appetizer dish we chose for Sake is of course Sashimi!
Today’s chef’s offer for the 『Sashimi plate』 includes Fat greenling (Hexagrammos otakii), Squid, Medium fatty Tuna, Sardine, Ark shell.
Woooo! Even just looking at this incents my appetite…..!!!!!!!!!!
And we chose 『Aizu-nakamasa』 a Jun-mai-shu (Sake made without added alcohol or sugar) for this as the Sushi master said that this is the best match for Shellfish and Crustaceans.
We truly enjoyed them! It’s such a pleasure to be able to taste different fish in one plate! And all of them taste grate! To be honest, I am pretty picky when it comes to Silver skinned fish, but I found this Sardine was just awesome. I wish to have some more…. And the choice of Sake was perfect too!
Then the second plate we ordered was this one, called 『Karasumi-Jaga-Bataa』(Buttered potato with Dried mullet roe)
After this delicious fusion dish that made us want to drink beer too, we still wished for more Sardine, so ordered this one.
『Aji-no-Namerou』(Traditional fishermen’s miso based tartar)
With a bit of vinegar the Tartar can be enjoyed two times differently! Try it if you are fan of sour taste like me! As I asked the master for extra vinegar, he happily gave it to us in this little pottery.
Master: ‘Try it with Shichimi if you like’
Me: ‘That, I have never experienced!’
I added a pinch of Shichimi into the vinegar and dip the Tartar just very slightly into this mixture.
Me; ‘woooooooow…… this is grate! Shichimi is giving a little bit of kick and the tastiness of the Tartar is even more emphasized now!’
And the master gave me a gentle smile.
Then finally, we ordered Sushi!!!!!
Right, many more Silver skinned fish. Lol
Actually, the master told us that we got it right for it is the perfect season now for Horse mackerel and Sardine xD
Thanks to the 「Sushi no ISOMATSU」! Overall dinner was more than grate!!!
The restaurant was always cheerful with a lot of customer and the masters and the waters are very friendly, so we did not have to be not at all nervous and we could enjoy the evening perfectly with the authentic Japanese dishes they offer! This was exactly the kind of restaurant we were looking for!
Tank you very much again 「Sushi no ISOMATSU」!