Mishin = Yummy!

Mishin = Yummy!

Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin

Some friends of my family opened a new restaurant in Shimouma in Tokyo called Trattoria Cafe Mishin (1-37-7 Shimouma, 03 5787 5990, open 11am~late).   The chef /owner of this restaurant was actually the chef at the restaurant where my wife first introduced me to her parents.  My wife Mayumi and I decided to head over last weekend and check out the new place...

A lot of these small Japanese restaurants have such a unique and charming way of decorating.   It's very Western but with a Japanese edge to it.  Very hard to explain or replicate.

Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin

What I find the most fascinating in Japan is the amount of focus, effort and precision people put into their work.  There were a bunch of little parts to our meal but each was made with such dedication.

Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin

When I first moved to Japan the concept of a 'set' lunch always bothered me.  I wanted to ability to choose my soup, if I wanted a salad and what I wanted for a main but so many places offer 'sets' sometimes only offering a single choice or others times two.  What you quickly release is how amazing just about anything you eat in Japan is...regardless of the cuisine and Mishin is a perfect example of that.

Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin

We went with the set lunch; Antipasto, Fresh Fish Carpaccio, Fresh Aoki Farm Salad, Beef Stew, Penne in tomato cream with pancetta and shitake mushroom, and pumpkin and shrimp fritto.  It was so good...    I could have eaten everything on the bottom row two or three times.

Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin

We also had some delicious seafood pasta...

Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin

She likes cameras...

Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin

There is a neat lounge upstairs...  I bet it is super cool to hang out in at night.   I took a quick nap in a hammock they had hanging from the celling to recover from a small food induced coma...

Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin

Meet Nobuko and Kazumasa...

Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin

I hope we come back here soon... at least my stomach does.   Make sure you check it out... It's about a 10 minute walk from Sangen-gyaya, Ikejiri-Ohashi or Yutenji Stations.

Trattoria Cafe Mishin
Trattoria Cafe Mishin

Aside from getting to eat great food, I enjoyed talking to everyone, getting to photograph the restaurant... I think I need to start doing restaurant reviews on here.   I have actually been thinking about doing a Tokyo Cheeseburger Guide as I have been finding some pretty amazing ones lately.    Let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by today...

A recovering physicist...

A recovering physicist...

Let the Ohanami begin!

Let the Ohanami begin!

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