Before I made the trip out to Japan, I had to do a lot of research on Japanese eateries! The research definitely yielded some great rewards but in the end, I was unable to find a few due to the fact that I don’t know a lot of Japanese and being unfamiliar with the area. One of my first meals in Japan was located right in my neighborhood, Shinjuku. I found Bichiumaya thanks to the Tokyo Cuisine Guide. His blog is so useful for us tourists – he shows a lot of pictures and tells you what you should order. If I hadn’t read his entry, I would never have been able to eat what I ate there!
This was one of the best meals we had in Japan. We didn’t realize how big the portions would be and had to get a take-out bag. I felt so bad especially since I read that you aren’t supposed to do take-out in Japan. The squid was the best squid I have ever tasted. Perfect seasoning and oh so tender. The egg in the second picture was really one egg that had two yolks! I was amazed by that. Wonderful food and start to my trip in Japan.
Shinjuku, Japan – April 2012