Vegan & Vegetarian Gastronomy: Mushrooms Cuisine at Yasaitei in Shizuoka City!


Eringe/エリンゲ and maitake/舞茸 at Yasaitei!

Service: Excellent and very friendly
Facilities: Very clean, Beautiful washroom
Prices: reasonable
Specialties: Vegan and vegetarian Cuisine, Izakaya gastronomy, local products, oden. Good list of sake, shochu. Wines also available.

The Japanese have always been in love with their mushrooms and the number of varieties they grow is simply mind-blowing!
Mushrooms, although they don’t contain many calories offer a lot of healthy ingredients on top of their beautiful taste. You never feel guilty when indulging in them!


Yasaitei/やさい亭, which could be roughly translated as “vegetables station” in English, is the izakaya to visit in Shizuoka City for gastronomes who love mushrooms and vegetables in particular as their priorities can be catered for with the minimum of fuss and explanations.
The following describes recent dishes I have savored there including other vegetarian and vegan tidbits!


When I visit Yasaitei I always “Doman”, a rice shochu distilled by Hamamatsu-Tenjingura Brewery in Hamamatsu City!


A “o-tooshi/お通し/snack served with the first drink!


Lotus root/renkon/蓮根 in “kinpira” fashion!
Such a satisfying crunch!


Grilled fresh shiitake/椎茸!


The shiitake were simply grilled and seasoned with soy sauce before being served over shiso/perilla leaves.


Freshly grated daikon and ginger were provided for further seasoning and enjoyment.


Surely one of the best ways to enjoy fresh shiitake!


Another o-tooshi!


Mushrooms and fried tofu o-hitashi/お浸し/Japanese-style light appetizer!


Maitake, tomato and spinach stir-fried in sesame oil and served with fresh coriander!
Maitake/舞茸 in English stands for mushrooms called Hen-of-the-Woods, Ram’s Head or Sheep’s Head!


Juicy and so tasty mushrooms!


Note the coriander for beautiful balance in presentation and taste!


Another o-tooshi!


Mushrooms and mekabu/芽蕪/small turnips! If you are vegetarian or vegan just tell them not to top it with katsuo bushi!


Steamed eringe (or eringi)/エリンゲ/known in English as king trumpet mushroom, French horn mushroom or king oyster mushroom!


The eringe were steamed together with fresh cucumber and served with freshly grated Shizuoka-grown wasabi!

Looking for more of the same!

Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Tokiwa-Cho, 1-6-2 Green Heights Wamon 1-C
Tel.: 054-2543277
Business hours: 17:30~22:00
Closed on Sundays
Reservations highly recommended
Seating: 6 at counter + 14 at tables
Set Courses: 3,000, 4,000, 5,000 yen
Individual orders (carte) welcome
Parties welcome
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)


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

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

4 thoughts on “Vegan & Vegetarian Gastronomy: Mushrooms Cuisine at Yasaitei in Shizuoka City!”

  1. Hi Robert! Happy New Year…hope yours will be brilliant! I am looking for a website with just Bento Boxes that are numbered? do you have one? or a sort command that will produce that? Always love your posts!incredible! Best, Sherry


  2. Spectacular label on the Doman shochu! Is it available anywhere in Tokyo? (Probably not, another reason to visit Shizuoka.) Wonderful, simple food presentation, too.


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