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.
They are located close to Asakusabashi station. Also you can walk to there from Akihabara station.
Yummy foods that I had
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.
Assorted three small foods
This is Assorted three small foods (びんてじ酒肴盛り合わせ 三点盛り, 680 yen). 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 young sardines
Fresh raw young sardines (生しらす, 450 yen). We didn’t expect higher because they are oden izakaya, but it was so tasty. It’s so fresh.
Gizzard dressed with sesame
Gizzard with sesame (砂肝の胡麻よごし, 550 yen). 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.
Wagyu beef tendon (和牛牛すじ, 280 yen)
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.
Fried minced fish and vegetables (さつま揚げ, 180 yen)
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.
About the restaurant
Name in English / Binteji
Name in Japanese / びんてじ
Address / Ohara Daisan Bldg 1F 1-31-4 Asakusabashi, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone / +81338657220
Open / 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Closed / Sundays and national holidays
Reservation / Available
Credit card / Available
URL / Facebook