French Gastronomy: 3 Local Fish at Pissenlit in Shizuoka City!

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Service: Excellent and very friendly.
Facilities: Great cleanliness overall. Superb washroom (mouthwash and toothpicks provided!)!
Prices: Reasonable to slightly expensive, very good value.
Strong points: Interesting wine list. Great use of local products, especially organic vegetables and Shizuoka-bred meat and caught fish.

Fish and seafood is the essence of Japanese gastronomy but French gastronomy is consequently enjoying a suprlative supply of the best fish in Japan in our Prefecture of Shizuoka!
Since the number of tourists is definitely going to shoot up with the advent of Mount Fuji and Matsubara being elected as a new World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO, I would gently advise our future visitors to delve in our gastronomy!

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One place you to write at the very top of your notebook is the French Restaurant named Pissenlit in Shizuoka City!
It is simply extravagant value. I wouldn’t start imagining the money you would have to fork out (no pun intended!) in some vaunted restaurants in the Capital for the same quality and originality!

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To cut a long story short I would like to show you what local fish (only part of a grand dinner!) we had the pleasure to sample!
Incidentally the picture above is that of a peach (from Osada, Shizuoka City) Vichissoise cold potage!

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Bonito or katsuo/鰹 is one fish that made Shizuoka Prefecture all over Japan!
This particular one was caught Omaezaki/御前崎 in Central Shizuoka.
Chef Toru Arima/有馬亨さん seared it as tataki/たたき/Japanese-style seared and served it with a jelly made with Suruga Bay seawater!
As for the small vegetables, they are native/zairaishu/在来種 vegetabkes from the mountains near Ikawa!

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O-Amago from Izu Peninsula!
This is a river fish of the trout variety bred alongside wasabi fields in Northern Izu Peninsula!

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Gently sauteed on its skin to make it really crispy and attain a beautiful tenderness in the flesh!
Just a little olive oil and balsamico vinegar and voila!

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Sole/flatfish/Hirame/平目 caught off sagara/相良 in Central Shizuoka!

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The tempura is organic native vegetables from Ikawa including green tea!
The sauce is a coulis of red paprika!

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Green asparaguses from Fujieda City with an unctuous Hollandaise sauce!
The nira/ニラ/Oriental garlic-Chinese chives are also native from Ikawa!

Meat coming soon!

PISSENLIT
420-0839 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajo, 2-3-4
Tel.: 054-270-8768
Fax: 054-627-3868
Business hours: 11:30~14:30; 17:00~22:00
Closed on Tuesdays and Sunday evening
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)
Credit Cards OK
Entirely non-smoking!

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

BULA KANA in Fiji
Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

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