Vegan Gastronomy: a Heaven in Shizuoka, Japan!

Chinese vegan gastronomy at Cham!

How many times have I heard expats and Japanese telling me, “I dare not go out of Tokyo as I’m vegan!”
Well, you may have some specialized vegan restaurants in Tokyo, but here in Shizuoka, the Prefecture counting (officially!) the greatest number of vegetable varieties in Japan, you do not need to look for (in vain!) a vegan restaurant!
Either you can find enough in the local markets, or better explore the many restaurants of this Prefecture and City of the same name that is THE gastronomic region of Japan. As you will discover below you are bound to find something absolutely delicious according to your priorities in menus of all genres!

Let me take your hand (or arm) and leave it to me! And we are visiting Shizuoka City only!

Vietnamese Sauteed vegetables at Annam!

Italian sauteed organic vegetables at Aquavite!

West African lunch, all vegetables cooked in coconut milk at Capu!

Chinese steamed vegetables at Cham served with a scented oil and soy sauce, or just plain salt and matcha powder!

Vegan sushi at Sushi Ko!

Organic shiitake at Yasaitei!

Vegetables baked in skillet from Solio Italian Restaurant’s own garden!

Tomato tempura (no egg white used) with yuzu koshio at Uzu Izakaya!

“Goro goro” fried and steamed salad at Uzu Izakaya!

Vegetable sashimi at Yasaitei!

Vegan steak at Tetsuya Sugimoto French Restaurant!

Fried Vegetables at Yasaitei!

Yomogi Wagashi, anywhere in town!

Misoyaki (miso paste and buckwheat), a personal favorite of mine at Yoshino Soba Restaurant!

If you need more explanations and guidance, I’ll be glad to help!

Incidentally I’m neither a vegan or vegetarian, but I understand my friends’ priorities!


With a Glass,
Clumsyfingers by Xethia
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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!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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