When in Kawagoe, eat unagi.
Unagi or broiled eel is one of the popular delicacies in this historical city and it also happens to be one of my favorite Japanese dishes.
So I braved the rain and navigated my way from the old town area to Ichinoya
I was so worried I might have gotten the wrong address because this looked like a toy store to me!
So many plush dolls scattered around the dining area
More on top of the cabinet!
My very own tatami room
The menu cover was so cute
But everything was in japanese. Eeep!
Luckily, they have english menu, and with pictures, too
I pointed to the one with the most unagi
My "Una-jyu Dai"set came with pickles and clear soup
The eel was unbelievably tender and the rice so fluffy. I finished the box in no time.
But if the eel were a bit sweeter, I would have ordered a second set.
I was still so hungry after this box.
So I drank all the soup and had bottomless green tea. Lol.
Here are photos of the restaurant's card in case you need to ask the locals for directions. I did not meet a single soul who could speak english in Kawagoe. :P
Ichinoya: 1-18-10 Matsuecho, Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan
Tel: 049 222 0354
Know more about Kawagoe, how to get there, which shops to visit by clicking here.