Inside the Metro Gourmet Shopping Center of Nishikasai station, there is an Okinawan restaurant, Taketomiya.
It is a good place to go to on a rainy day, thanks to the roofed passage starting directly from the station.
Open till midnight, it attracts many working customers even on weekdays.
The best thing about Taketomiya is that you can get a set including both Okinawan soba and champuru (Okinawan style stir fried tofu, meat, vegetables etc.) for under 1,000 yen!
The restaurant has a counter and several tables.
Other than this set, they also offer Taco-rice-don (fusion of tacos and rice, served in a big bowl) as well as little snacks to go with alcohol. I appreciate their selection!
I decided to get the fuchampuru and Okinawan soba set.
Fuchampuru is a stir-fry dish of “fu” (bran, often used in miso soup), bean sprouts, carrot and egg.
Fu is high on protein and is recently gaining popularity as a healthy food.
I personally prefer fuchampuru to the more widely known goya (bitter gourd) champuru.
After ten minutes of waiting… my food is ready!
A small portion of Okinawan soba, fuchampuru, rice, mozuku (dark seaweed seasoned with vinegar) and tofu for only 750 yen! So reasonable!!
The soba does not have any meat toppings, but looks really good!
You can also make the soba portion larger for just 100 yen more.
The noodles seem a bit different from the usual kind in this type of soba, but the delicious soup proves it’s real Okinawan soba, so I’m very satisfied!
And now, on to the fuchampuru.
A quite substantial amount of vegetables! The fu has absorbed the sweetness and the “umami” of the cooked vegetables. It is very flavorful. The crunchy vegetables and hot rice go extremely well together! The takuan pickles also make an excellent combo with the rice.
Mozuku and tofu!!! I definitely appreciate cold and refreshing side dishes like these when having a stir-fried main dish!
The Okinawan set meal was very satisfying.
I think I will come here for drinks and snacks next time.
|Nishikasai Metro Gourmet Shopping Center, 6-7-2, nishikasai, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo|
|1 min walk from Nishikasai station|
|Japanese set maels,Okinawan cuisine|