Sunday, April 27, 2008

Eating Out Tokyo: Ikebukuro 池袋

俺たちのとりとん Izakaya

The streets of ikebukuro are teaming with izakayas and pachinko parlours and KTVs and game arcades as ikebukuro hosts as a favourite hangout area for university students - they are everywhere in that area ~ the izakaya that we went to specializes in pork and chicken meat in fact you can any part of the pork or chicken that you want but they serve mostly skewered dishes ( yakitori )being a izakaya that is a must have and they are also famous for their oden, I shall elaborate further below:
Their oden is the best that I've eaten in Tokyo I've eaten some from the roadside stalls on the streets but none of them beats the ones they serve in this izakaya the daikon and the sausage was superb I don't know how they can make such a simple dish so delicious and not to mention at very affordable prices, i think it is the magic in the seasoning ; )
Oden*is a Japanese winter dish consisting of several ingredients such as boiled eggs, daikon radish, konnyaku, and processed fish cakes stewed in a light, soy-flavoured dashi broth*
I don't collect matches but these are too adorable to pass up
Pickled vegetables as appetizers
We were worried that we wouldn't know what or how to order owing to the fact that we do have a language barrier but when we opened up the menu we found out that there are detailed illustrations on the parts of the chicken or pork in the menu plus we do read chinese so it made ordering easier

Beverage Menu
My orange flavoured sake cocktail, I had two and start to feel abit tipsy
This is the minced meat hamburg with poached egg yummy

Pork cutlet
Our tsukune

Unfortunately we were too hungry and too busy chowing down our dinner we stopped taking pictures from then but overall this is a very cozy and friendly restaurant and i think it would be a perfect place for friends to catch up with each other and reminisce about the good old days not to mention they make really STRONG sake cocktails ^_^

Signing Off,
Ketchup Queen


Anonymous wm said...

There's a popular ramen eating place near the Ikebukuro train station. Did you manage to try?

11:05 PM, April 28, 2008  

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