07.02.2018

A Guide to Tokyo’s Best Set Meal Restaurants

Set meals can be an inexpensive yet tasty choice, rich in umami and low on animal fat

  • A Guide to Tokyo’s Best Set Meal Restaurants
  • A Guide to Tokyo’s Best Set Meal Restaurants
  • A Guide to Tokyo’s Best Set Meal Restaurants
  • A Guide to Tokyo’s Best Set Meal Restaurants
  • A Guide to Tokyo’s Best Set Meal Restaurants

In 2013, UNESCO added traditional Japanese cuisine, or washoku, into its Intangible Cultural Heritage list, as a social custom handed down from generation to generation that expresses Japanese people’s respect for nature.
 
The main characteristics of Japanese traditional cuisine are: diversity and freshness of ingredients and respect for their inherent flavours;an extraordinarily well-balanced and healthy diet; an expression of natural beauty and the changing seasonsand a close links with annual events.
 
Ichijūissaiis a word that expresses the ideal nutritional balance of Japan’s dietary habits, revolving around a set meal consisting in a bowl of soup, rice and one further dish. The combination of these three main ingredients is rich in umami and low on animal fat and it makes a wonderful tool for longevity and obesity prevention.
 
Last but not least, set meals are an inexpensive yet tasty choice, especially in Tokyo. If you like washoku, here are a few recommendations.
 
To-iro (Nakameguro)
At To-iro, you can take one of the eight seats at the counter and enjoy rice and miso soup prepared with different ingredients every day. Nutritious and delicious.
 
Chisō Kōjiya (Shirokane-dai)
Home-made miso and salted rice malt are the base of Chisō Kōjiya’s dishes, with the freshest vegetables and fish from Tsukiji Market. We particularly recommend the free-range chicken from O’oyama, Tottori prefecture, seasoned with salted rice malt.
 
Washoku Ando (Akasaka)
In the modernly furbished shop, you can taste seasonal ingredients changing every month. Washoku Ando uses Koshihikari rice from Niigata prefecture.
 
Nidaime Aoi (Shibuya)
Chef Yūichirō Satoyoshi will find the dish that best matches your personal taste. A personal recommendation would be dashimaki tamago, traditional Japanese rolled omelette made with egg and dashi.
 
Sake Square (Kinshichō)
The speciality is fresh fish, paired with sake selected by a lady sommelier.
 

Author : The Slowear Journal

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