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Weekly Column Kanda This and That 303


ReleaseJanuary 24, 2019

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I had a girls’ night with my friend! This time, I was the one to choose the restaurant, so I made a reservation with the restaurant I wanted to go to for a long time. The restaurant is called Urakanda Jinenjomura. Located about 130 meters away from Kanda Station, it takes less than 3 minutes from the North Exit. It specializes in dishes with jinenjo (Japanese mountain yam). Featured in various TV programs, the popular restaurant was already busy and noisy at 18:00 on Fridays. I chose dishes mainly from “recommended” dishes and every dish was delicious! The dish called “Surioroshi nama-toro” (550 yen) was simply grated jinenjo with skin, and it had a very strong flavor! It was a new way for me to enjoy jinenjo with salt and wasabi. “Fuwatoro teppanyaki” (990 yen) and “Wagyu puripuri horumon tororo nabe” (1,780 yen) came with a generous amount of grated jinenjo (tororo), which was added to by restaurant staff when the other ingredients were cooked through. My mouth was filled with various textures and my body was nicely warmed up. I was very satisfied.

I realized jinenjo gives you energy and I felt my body was happy! I could also vent to my friend, so I am totally refreshed! I feel I can deal with the coldest part of winter!

Kanda This and That

*The information herein is as of January 2019.

Writer:Fumiko Ogawa

The wife of a couple who run a bakery near Kanda Station, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. She writes mainly about everyday and miscellaneous matters that happen around her and also in her neighborhood. She distributes her writings as "Weekly Column Kanda This and That" to the shop's customers and they are very popular. She is from Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture.