Saturday, July 20, 2013

塚田農場 (Tsukada Nojo in Shinbashi)

塚田農場

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What is a ramen shop? If it is somewhere that has ramen on the menu, then this small chain of izakayas is a ramen shop. Otherwise, Tsukada Nojo is just a tasty place specializing in chicken from Miyazaki prefecture.

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Tsukada Nojo highlights local cuisine from the south of Japan. Definitely not a famous area for ramen.

That is a nice way of saying that the toridashi tsukemen wasn't that hot. And that was after drinking a whole bottle of Miyazaki shochu, a Japanese liquor made from sweet potatoes.

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But the rest of the menu was fantastic.

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にら釜玉 - Garlic chive topped with an egg yolk. That radioactive-orange yolk, mixing with the sharp ponzu and slightly bitter veggies was a standout dish.

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地鶏炭火焼 - Local chicken fried with charcoal. This is the shop's most famous order. The charcoal is supposed to not only add flavor, but health benefits as well.

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地頭鶏たたき - Local chicken sashimi. This might be off the menu during the hotter months, but the rest of the year, raw chicken is on the menu in Japan. A wonderful texture that might remind you of fish, if you didn't know.

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Add another point card to the stack!

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Official Site Here


新橋2-14-6 新橋さちビル2F, 港区, 東京都 105-0004
Tokyo, Minato-ku, Shinbashi 2-14-6
Closest station: Shinbashi

Open 5:00pm-12:00am