The season suitable for eating oden will be end before long. So, we had dinner at Binteji (びんてじ) in Asakusabashi before that. They are izakaya serving Shizuoka oden (Shizuoka-style oden) with alcoholic drinks.
Shizuoka oden is, as its name, local tastes of oden in Shizuoka prefecture. Mostly, oden’s soup have soup stock of dried bonito and konbu seaweed. In addition, Shizuoka oden have beef tendon broth and dark soy sauce. Because of that, soup have dark color. This was the first time to eat Shizuoka oden. Strictly speaking, I ate canned Shizuoka oden at one time.
At first, we ordered our drinks. My drink was Kakuqubaba. Kakuqubaba is original cocktail of Binteji that is contained awamori liquor. So, though it’s cute, it’s strong.
They have some original cocktails based on Awamori and Chinese liquor.
This is Assorted three small foods. Cream cheese, salted sea squirt and soybean curd pickled with mashed soy sauce. It went with alcoholic drinks (especially Japanese sake) well. But every foods were salty and it was too much for two person. I think it’s suitable for three person.
Salted sea squirt. Sea squirt is called ‘ホヤ (Hoya)’ in Japanese.
Fresh raw baby sardines. We didn’t expect higher because they are oden izakaya, but it was so tasty. It’s so fresh.
Gizzard with sesame. It had sesame oil. Flavorful. And its crunchy texture was good. Both seafood and meat is good. If you don’t eat Shizuoka oden, you’ll be enjoy at Binteji so much.
Of course, we ate Oden. This is Shizuoka Oden. Left one is hanpen. Black hanpen is one of the characteristic of Shizuoka Oden.
Watyu beef tendon (和牛牛すじ) 280 yenOdens
Kurobuta pork stomach and guts (黒豚白もつ) 200 yen
Handmade black hanpen (手作り黒はんぺん) 200 yen
Japanese konjac jelly containing yam (山芋つなぎこんにゃく) 150 yen
Boiled egg (ゆでたまご) 120 yen
Daikon radish (大根) 250 yen
Beef tendon, and black pork stomach and guts was soft.
The soup had stronger color than ordinary oden but it wasn’t strong in taste. They recommended to put furikake on the ingredients just before eating, so we tried. It have dried seaweed ‘aonori’, so it’s flavorful.
And more, we added odens.
Fried minced fish and vagetables named Satsuma-age (さつま揚げ) 180 yenOdens
Narutomaki (なると巻き) 150 yen
Potato (おいも) 150 yen
Black soup soaked into the narutomaki and I couldn’t find the difference between it and chikuwabu from its looking 😛 We could find the difference of the taste between Shizuoka oden and ordinary oden easily by eating standard ingredients like daikon radish, boiled egg, beef tendon.
Name Binteji (びんてじ)
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