INSHO-Tei, Ueno

INSHO-TEI is a famous, time-honored Japanese Kaiseki-cuisine restaurant. "INSHO-TEI" literally means that manor of "lingering sound" and "pine tree" in the hopes that guests would come to enjoy the beautiful scene of pine trees while listening to the sound of the bell faintly lingering in the wind. This is the place where you can relax and enjoy Japanese cuisine to the hearts' content.

Hanakago-zen - Moon course 2,600 yen

Tofu in a bamboo tube

Yuba (soy milk skin)

Fresh wheat gluten topped with a miso paste

Steamed crab dumplings

Shrimp simmered in sake

Red konjak

Simmered taro, pumpkin and egg plant

Steamed egg custard full of fillings such as shrimp and mushroom

Grilled salmon

Rice with black beans

Miso soup

Round wheat gluten cake filled with a sweet bean filling

In the middle of June, I visited the restaurant again before going to the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. This time I ordered more casual "Chatsubo Bento" (1,690JPY), which is served in a three-storied Bento box and certainly enjoyed the meal.

Chatsubo Bento (1,690 yen):

Tofu with miso paste

Yuba (soy milk skin)

Vegetables mixed with tofu and miso paste

Shrimp simmered in sake

konjak

Simmered taro, pumpkin and egg plant

Steamed egg custard full of fillings such as shrimp and mushroom

Grilled fish

Rice and Japanese pickles

Miso soup

Round wheat gluten cake filled with a sweet bean filling

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INSHOTEI

4-59 Ueno park, Tokyo

Telephone: 03-3821-8126

(International: +81-3-3821-8126)