Thursday, September 29, 2011

梅丘寿司の美登利 Midori Sushi : The Long Queue

Usually if there is a long queue, it is not 100% guaranteed that the food would suit everyone but there is a high chance that it could be delicious for the majority. Sushi in Japan might be quite commonly found but this restaurant recommended by a good friend is really delicious.

Look at the long queue outside the restaurant. If you see this in Japan, there definitely must be something attractive about the restaurant that makes the Japanese consumers so willing to queue.

梅丘寿司の美登利
A very lively bar counter experience when the sushi chefs keep on shouting "welcome" 
The restaurant does not serve sushi on a conveyor belt but upon order. Hence, each sushi is very fresh. What more can we demand when the seafood is delivered to the shop from Tsukiji Market every day. It is quite exciting for the people sitting at the bar as they can view the slicing and making of the sushi in live action!

the crab liver miso salad かに味噌サラダ& seafood chawanmushi ( as part of the sushi set below)
(i am not sure why the english translation on its menu is called "liver" but the kanji actually directly translates into crab roe 蟹黄. Nonetheless, it is hard to imagine that the grey dressing is actually the yellow crab roe.

the sushi set 2100 Yen ( with uni, various parts of the fat tuna, scallop, white eel....)
超特選にぎり

Look at the caviar sitting on top of this fresh sweet ebi!

元祖穴子 630円
Eel sitting on top of a square of sushi
the anago is really delicious and the sauce is not too sweet. Meanwhile, the eel is slightly warmed and the meat is tender. There is really a different in the texture of this eel as compared to those packaged and sold at supermarkets. No wonder it is their signature item.

炙りさんま(季節商品)157Yen
Seared Sanma Sushi (Seasonal Item)
for this sushi, the bottom interior side of the fish remains raw. This fish is the same type of fish 秋刀魚as written in previous post.

Actually this place was featured in a guidebook that I have read in Singapore. Majority of the customers are Japanese but there were also some foreigners (including us) dining there. The seafood here is really fresh and hence this is one of the highly popular places to visit for sushi.

梅丘寿司の美登利 渋谷店
東京都渋谷区道玄坂1-12-3 マークシティイースト4F
月曜~金曜 11:00~22:00 (LO 21:45)
土日祝 11:00~21:00 (LO 20:30)
( this restaurant is the branch at Shibuya. For other outlets and menu : http://www.sushinomidori.co.jp/ )

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