Dear Food Diary:
After reading reviews about 7chome Kyoboshi, the 3 michelin star tempura temple, I was infatuated. But shedding $400 of my hard earned dollars for tempura, as divine as it may be, just couldn’t be justified. Maybe if I won the lotto? Or money suddenly feel from above as I walked the streets of Tokyo. As you see, chances at this point are slim.
My knowledge and appreciation for tempura doesn’t reach michelin star level anyways, so I figured I’d start local and eventually work my way up. Slowly shedding out extra dough for fancier versions and taste what the fuss is really about.
For lunch today, I stopped by Tempura Hisago and had their Edo-style tempura lunch.
Though bathing in oil, the bouncy sweet shrimp were small in size but huge in flavor. I totally enjoyed the combination.
While ordering, I wondered if I should gotten more tempura, but it turned out to be enough fried food for one sitting.
Overall, it didn’t take my love for tempura to any new heights, but it was better than the usual Japanese restaurant in NYC.
From what I read, $400 would get me a tempura so light and heavenly, it won’t clog my arteries. Nor will it have any trace of being “oily”. Therefore, I can only go up from here.
My search for unforgettable tempura at reasonable prices continues…
P.S. Cbubby’s Rating: