Service: Very friendly although a bit shy!
Equipment: Great overall cleanliness
Strong points: Vegetarian menus. Healthy rice flour cakes.
If I had a friend asking me where he/she could eat vegetarian food without a hassle all year round in Japan, I would be proud to say: Shizuoka (Prefecture and City!)!
These days, because of the heat and the necessity to keep healthy (read: lose weight) I tend to fall back on restaurants which serve such food especially in Shizuoka City although I might have to look in the whole Prefecture seriously. Actually, this article initiates a series of articles on healthy Vegetarian Lunches!
All conditions were set today for a visit to Locomani where I hadn’t eaten for almost 3 months.
I checked their wholly vegetarian meal on their menu and this is what they served me:
Look at the top picture for the whole set!
Vegetable and tofu miso soup and 3-year old organic tea.
Bowl of rice. Half of the rice was plain white while the other half was genmai/whole rice. The whole was sprinkled with kuromai/black rice.
The plate consisted of:
1) Boiled kabocha pumpkin and konyaku/elephant’s foot tuber jelly.
2) Fresh chopped vegetables salad and its vinegar-based dressing.
3) Two typical Japanese side dishes consisting of one, a lukewarm mixture of kiriboshi daikon (daikon strips first dried then cooked again in dashi), thinly cut carrots, shiitake and tofu karaage/deep-fried tofu sheets, and the other of lightly boiled spinach in soy sauce-based dressing.
The tempura was made without eggs and comprised koyadofu/pressed tofu with a batter containing small bits of herbs and vegetables, broccoli, okra and string beans.
For once I managed to keep away from their cakes!
To be followed…
420-0839 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajyo, 1-10-6
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