I just recently found out about “Kamatake-udon”, which is apparently an Osaka style udon restaurant.
The entrance is very clean and welcoming.
Inside, there are tables and one counter in the centre. The restaurant can contain about 50 people. The staff are very energetic and pleasant, too!
As it is right at Tokyo station, a big proportion of the customers seem to be tourists.
I ordered their most popular menu, Chikuwa-tama-ten-bukkake, an udon dish with chikuwa fish cake and egg tempura among other things. Chikuwa tempura can be found all over Tokyo, but it is my first time to see egg tempura. I’m super excited!
I expected it to be ready right away, but had to wait for about ten minutes. I guess they start preparing everything after they get the order.
What a masterpiece!
The chikuwa and egg tempura come with lemon and graded ginger. Very appetizing!
I squeeze the lemon juice and mix the ginger, udon and sauce together really well. Oh my, this is delicious! The sour lemon, bitter ginger and udon sauce make such a great mix!
This is a totally new experience. I can’t find the right word to describe the texture. It’s like the fine udon is stuck on your tongue. It’s very soft, yet hard to bite off.
Look at this! The chikuwa must be at least 25 cm long.
Which is perfect for me, as I am crazy about chikuwa.
I take a bite and am immediately hooked by the crispy batter and tasty chikuwa!
My first ever egg tempura. Let’s do this.
I slowly cut in the middle of the egg and… the yolk comes dripping out.
The soft yolk mixes well with the udon and tastes delicious!
I like how they make the tempura after the order. I enjoyed the fresh tempura very much.
At first glance, the Chikuwa-tama-ten-bukkake might look small, but it’s actually quite filling. If you are not a big eater, I suggest even getting the smaller portion.
|1st floor of Kitchen Street, 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo|
|3 min walk from Tokyo station|