Yesterday I suddenly had to go all the way to Mishima City, about half an hour and two stations away by Shinkasen from Shizuoka City and just had the time on my way back to sample a new ekiben/駅弁/Railway Lunch Box (or boxed lunch)!
Oku Suruga No Iso Chirashi/奥駿河の磯ちらし basically means a chirashi/decoration-style sushi made with ingredients from the far corners of Suruga Bay!
Can you see the little sign in the left top corner?
It is the registration as a “True Japanese Ekiben”!
Tounakaken Co in Numazu City advertises precisely all the contents. And there certainly were a lot of ingredients!
A rigid transparent plastic cover protects the contents.
Now, what do we have?
Actually a lot!
As the ingredients are all a bit “mixed up” I’ll give them right away. Let’s see if we can distinguish them later:
Sushi rice, Nishiki ko Tamago/shredded omelette, octopus, simmered shiitake, Sakura Ebi/Cherry shrimps, crab, gari/pickled ginger, tobiuo tamago/flying fish roe, cucumber, ooba shiso/perilla, white sesame seeds and seaweed!
Cucumber, omelette, Flying fish roe, octopus,…
Pickled ginger, shiitake, omelette, flying fish roe,…
Omelette, crab, cucumber, sakura ebi, flying fish roe,…
Here you can see that the sushi rice was first topped with konbu seaweed and simmered shiitake!
Eating local sushi on a train! What more can you ask? LOL
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9 thoughts on “Ekiben/Railway lunch Box: Oku Suruga No Iso Chirashi in Mishima JR Station!”
Oh gosh, I miss home… 680yen for THIS delicious chirashi? We can’t get that here… our Japanese supermarkets sell something similar (but not this 豪華), but not even close! Drooling…
I understand you only too well dear Nami, as I’m s fond of ekiben!
Beautiful bento! (But cannot compare to your wife’s creations 🙂 )
I love the way they put in thoughts in most of the things they do, just like the simple packaging of the food.
You are absolutely right!
Some people actually collects the packaging!
I love how Japanese food is delicious and healthy at the same time!!
Cheers, my friend, and you are absolutely right!
Robert, you’re making me hungry again!!! I’d love to get to Japan someday, would spend my trip buying bento gear and sampling ekiben as I toured the country, heaven!!!
More coming up, Anne! You are about to suffer! LOL