Japanese Restaurant: Rainbow Trout & Iwana Trout at Kagetsu in Fujinomiya City!

Service: Very kind and discreet
Facilities: Traditional but very clean. Old but clean washroom
Prices: Appropriate~slightly expensive
Strong points: Authentic traditional Japanese gastronomy mainly based on local products, especially fish and vegetables. Excellent sake list.

Last Tuesday after our visit to Kakishima Trout Farm we visited a local Japanese restaurant for lunch which had been recommended to us by Mrs. Izumi Iwamoto as they serve fish raised by her company: Kagetsu/花月!

Before entering the restaurant take a good look at its surroundings!

Traditional entrance.

Let’s have a peek at the little garden outside…

Some of the stones are lava blocks from Mount Fuji!

Intriguing antiques…

Once inside you will be greeted by a big trout!

A very traditional Japanese interior!

Fresh green and white goya/bitter melon from their own garden kindly offered to whomever wants them!

The eight of us had ordered the “o-tsukuri lunch set/sashimi lunch set”.
We were first served chilled red shiso/perilla leaves juice to quench our thirst on this very hot day!

Home-made pickles including white goya.

Chilled tougan/冬瓜/Winter melon.

Iwana/岩魚/Japanese char both as sashimi and cooked (chilled) with its skin!

Deep-fried Nijimasu/虹鱒/Rainbow trout with deep-fried egg plant and salad!

Extravagant fish to deep-fry. Absolutely yummy!

Most of the vegetables come from their own garden, including the mini tomatoes!

Rice and miso soup with plenty of seaweed, even that far from the sea!

For dessert chilled nashi pear with home-made aka kokemomo/赤コケモモ/Japanese cranberries jam!

The restaurant keeps and feeds their own batch of Kakishima Trout Farm fish in a special tank in their garden behind to insure perfect freshness!

KAGETSU/花月
Fujinomiya City, Yatate Cho, 737
Tel.: 0544-23-4141
Opening Hours: 11:30~14:00, 17:00~21:00
Closed on Mondays

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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,Adventures in Bento Making, American Bent, Beanbento, Bento No, Bento Wo Tsukurimashou, Cooking Cute, Eula, Hapabento , Happy Bento, Jacki’s Bento Blog, Kitchen Cow, Leggo My Obento, Le Petit Journal Bento & CO (French), Lunch In A Box,
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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!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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