Japanese Izakaya: Uzu (’09/09/13)

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Vegetables Shabu shabu

Service: excellent, easy-going and very friendly
Facilities: great washroom, great cleanliness overall
Prices: very reasonable, good value.
Strong points: Very fresh local ingredients especially organic vegetables extensively used.

I said before that Uzu was bound the become an addicton!
The difference is that the Missus shares the same addiction!
Accordingly we felt it was about time we checked the menu as it always a seasonal one.

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The “0-toshi”, or a snack served automatically with the first drink order, is clearly representative of Uzu, not only as far as food is concerned, but also because all earthenware and glassware are made by local artists!
Did you notice the size of the boiled peanuts/
Yes, they are eaten boiled in Shizuoka and make for a healthier todbit than the usual roasted variety. These jumbo-sized ones are grown near Mount Fuji!

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As for the sashimi plate we chose local fish including beni matsu/salmon trout raised in Fujinomiya City at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hanadai and Hondai, both varieties of groupers.

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As for tempura,wewere told that a batch of wild mushrooms had just arrived.
No need to say we needed to be asked again.
Giant Enokitake, Shimejitake and Maitake!

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But the star of the evening was the organic (all local) vegetables sgabu shabu (you will served seaweed/konbu dashi for it if you order so!)
Frankly speaking I did not havethe time to ask about thevegetables in detail as the Missus could not wait! Jut let me say they included red sweet potato and that they were a discovery!

Looking forward to the next one!
Incidentally the Missus had beer and white wine while I sipped local sake…

UZU
Shizuoka City, Otowa-cho, 3-18
Tel.: 054-249-6262
Business hours: 17:00=23:00
Closed on Mondays and first Tuesday
Reservations recommended
Credit cards OK

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