Tuesday, January 15, 2013

しじみ食堂 (Shijimi Shokudo in Meguro)



Remember the stamp rally I was on a mission to complete?


Boom! Of these eight shops, three were good. Of those three, one is Shijimi Shokudo.



A light shio, tinted with baby clams. The strainer full of clams was a definite first. Smart!


Sure, the shop is open for lunch, but they are also open well into the late hours of the night. Shijimi, those clams you just ate, are known as a hangover-prevention food. Smart!


Also on the menu was a maboroshi egg. The English speaking staff, a couple dictionaries, and I couldn't find a good translation for this word. Something along the lines of a dreamy illusion, so good it defies expectations. Totally true. This was one tasty egg! Shipped in from a local ranch in Okayama prefecture, topped with choice soy sauce and shaved bonito flakes.

Save room.


Official Site Here

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Tokyo, Meguro-ku, Meguro 1-17-23
Closest station: Meguro

Open 11:00-23:00


Steve said...

What was the prize you received for eating at all eight ramen shacks?

Brian said...

I never got a response. Not sure if I lost or they are just taking their time.