Wednesday, October 9, 2013

#Food ♪Oden a.k.a Kanto-ni







#Food #Tokyo  Oden a.k.a Kanto-ni




Today , we have come to Ueno (上野)




Nakacho-dori Avenue (仲町通り)



Go Go Go!




Go Upstairs 





It is a old-fashioned atmosphere of Japan  like 1960s in the past!






Wow!  A woman master welcome us! 

Guess what she has given me?






It is a key lock has a Japanese word of "5" written.

She helps me to keep my shoes and will return me back if I show this key lock.

It is one of the customs in Japan that:

To take off the shoes before entering,

allow you to feel like you are home.

This custom applies to most of the Japanese-styled restaurants and Izagaya.  


Today's Menu was

Oden



She was very friendly, we just talked about random topics.



 This is her recommendation.

By the way, what is Oden? (おでん)

It is a Japanese winter dish consisting of several ingredients such as boiled eggs, Japanese 

radish, konnyaku, and processed fish cakes stewed in a light, soy-flavored sauce.


Ingredients vary according to each regions and household.


In Kansai and Nagoya regions,
it is called as Kanto-ni (関東煮) instead. 






Although it is still October,

Oden is available in many restaurants as well as convenience stores in Japan around September.


☆ For your reference 
Today we have come to Iroha yokocho(いろは横丁) 
in Ueno, Tokyo (東京上野)
▸http://www.edoiroha.jp/
Note: Please note that this restaurant is closed in 2016.