#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!
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
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）
Note: Please note that this restaurant is closed in 2016.