Friday, April 25, 2014
THE BEST $35 JAPANESE MEAL I'VE EVER HAD
It was two days since my last sit-down restaurant meal, that awful cow tongue surprise in Sendai, so I asked my hotel advisor what was the best place to eat in Aomori. She recommended Mitsuishi, located just a few steps away. This was the best $35 Japanese meal I've ever had, the price including beer.
The decor was typical Japanese, with people mostly in groups in separate rooms. There is a large sake bar where diners also sit. I got the only available seat left.
The feast started with a cold seafood assortment:
As the average price of my Westin (Tokyo, Kyoto and Sendai) breakfast buffets was $35, I thought this was all I was going to be served. Nope. First salmon and marinated onions.
Then some sort of tempura tofu, I think:
Followed by a giant bowl of teriyaki-type fish with boiled radish and asparagus:
There was so much, I couldn't finish it. Then came the rice with ikura (salmon eggs), miso soup and tsukemono:
Finally a dessert dish:
If you're ever in Aomori, go to Mitsuishi for dinner.