Shintomicho : Spring and early summer tastes at Sushi Hashimoto (鮨はしもと)

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The good season for clams.

I went to long-awaited Sugita (former Miyakozushi) in April and I was really satisfied with his splendid sushi,
and we went to Sushi Hashimoto the other day, too 🙂

Appearance, Sushi Hashimoto (Shintomicho)

4月に念願の「すぎ田」を訪問しましたが、すぐにそのあと、「はしもと」へも行きました(^^) 結局、どっちもおいしいなあ。

Suitengu : Long-awaited Sugita (日本橋蛎殻町 すぎ田)
Former Miyakozushi. Finally, we could have the chance to go to newMiyakozushi in Suitengu. They changed their name from Miyakozushi to "Nihonbashi Kakigaracho SUGITA" It's really difficult to reserv...

We were surprising Sugita’s high quality sushi and we also thought Hashimoto never get the better of Sugita.
But we visited Hashimoto and his sushi is splendid, too !

Especially I like Hashimoto’s tsumami better than Sugita’s. Of course, both is great. It’s matter of preference.

Hashimoto serves chef’s choice course only (14000 yen) and we were seated and waited for our foods served as usual. Of course, I ordered Japanese sake as usual 🙂

Chef’s choice course have assorted tsumami (small dishes having seasonal seafood) and sushi.

At first, Fava bean (そらまめ) was served with Japanese sake named “Kozaemon (小右衛門)”.

Kozaemon and fava bean, Sushi Hashimoto (Shintomicho)

特におつまみははしもとさんのほうが好みです(^o^)ノ

Marbled sole (マコガレイ)
It had sticky texture and was tasty as last time 🙂

Marbled sole, Sushi Hashimoto (Shintomicho)

前回と同じく、ねっとりとしておいしい(^^)

Red clam (青柳)

Red clam, Sushi Hashimoto (Shintomicho)

Firefly squid is my delight. So I was delighted with it. Three ! Last time, only two firefly squids !
Marinated firefly squid with miso (蛍烏賊の味噌漬け)

Marinated firefly squid with miso, Sushi Hashimoto (Shintomicho)

大好物の蛍烏賊ー!今回は3つも!(≧∇≦)

Shintomicho : Sushi Hashimoto in early Spring (鮨はしもと)
Sushi dinner at 9 p.m. Our monthly visits to Sushi Hashimoto :) We reserved from 9 p.m. that time (four people) because another time was already full with reservation. My Japanese sake and H...

Marinated tuna dressed with sauce (ヅケ鮪の和え物)

PIckled tuna dressed with sauce, Sushi Hashimoto (Shintomicho)

Bamboo shoot dressed with monkfish liver sauce (たけのこの鮟肝ソース和え)

Bamboo shoot dressed with monkfish liver, Sushi Hashimoto (Shintomicho)

Chawanmushi with sakura prawn (桜エビの茶わん蒸し)
The chawanmushi had abundant flavor of Sakura prawns and the prawns were so crisp.

Chawanmush with sakura prawn, Sushi Hashimoto (Shintomicho)

桜エビの香りがすんごい。サクサクだし。

Last tsumami was grilled fish. I like cutlass fish best at Hashimoto for grilled fish.
Grilled cutlass fish with salt (太刀魚の塩焼き)

Grilled cutlass fish with salt, Sushi Hashimoto (Shintomicho)

おつまみの最後を飾るのは、太刀魚の塩焼き。やっぱり焼き物は太刀魚が一番!

I always drink one container of sake only for tsumami. So, I drunk it up and got green tea for sushi.

By the way, Sushi Hashimoto bring hand towel before serving sushi as well as Sugita. So, if you don’t care about picking sushi with your fingers, you’d better eat them with your hand because some seafood is so soft and hard to hold with chopsticks, especially sea urchin is.

At first, Gizzard shad (Kohada, 小肌) was served as usual.
Mostly Hashimoto serve sushi from gizzard shad. Beautifully decorative cut !

Gizzard shad, Sushi Hashimoto (Shintomicho)

やはり今回も小肌から(^o^) はしもともたいてい小肌から行きますよね。

Young red sea bream (Kasugo, 春子鯛)
Ia had good flavor and like it.

Young red sea bream, Sushi Hashimoto (Shintomicho)

春子鯛もほんとに香りがよくて好き。フォルムも美しい!

Hen clam (Torigai, 鳥貝)
Hen clam is call torigai (bird clam) because it appearance look like flying bird 🙂 I agree. And it was really sweet. This was No.1 hen clam that I had eaten ever. Incredible !

Hen clam, Sushi Hashimoto (Shintomicho)

甘味があって、今までで一番おいしい鳥貝。

Trout (Masu, 大目鱒)

Trout, Sushi Hashimoto (Shintomicho)

Squid(Ika, いか)
I forgot the species of this squid, but it was tasty as usual.

Squid, Sushi Hashimoto (Shintomicho)

何イカだったか忘れましたが、おいしくて満足です。

Toro part of tuna (トロ)
Though it was fatty, it had refreshing tastes.

Toro part of tuna, Sushi Hashimoto (Shintomicho)

トロも脂はしっかりとのっているのに、爽やか。

Horse mackerel (鯵)

Horse mackerel, Sushi Hashimoto (Shintomicho)

Kuruma prawn (車海老)
I was so happy to eat it. Hashimoto’s Kuruma prawn is now great.

Kuruma prawn, Sushi Hashimoto (Shintomicho)

車海老も甘味がぎゅっと入ってて幸せです。

Sea urchin (うに)
You’ll understand what I mentioned above. It can’t be held with chopsticks and you have to eat soon, or the sea urchin collapse.

Sea urchin, Sushi Hashimoto (Shintomicho)

とろけるようなうにがたっぷり。早く食べないと崩れちゃう!!!(*´Д`)

Last sushi. Conger eel (穴子) as usual.
I didn’t order another because nothing attracted me anything else and I got full.

Conger eel, Sushi Hashimoto (Shintomicho)

握りのシメは穴子。この日は惹かれるものが他になく、おかわりはせず。

Last, Tamagoyaki (卵焼き) and Shijimi clam soup (しじみ汁) was served as usual.

Tamagoyaki, Sushi Hashimoto (Shintomicho)

そしていつものように卵焼きとしじみ汁で終わり。

Shijimi clam soup, Sushi Hashimoto (Shintomicho)

次は7月の終わりまでおあずけ。(ノ∀`)

We enjoyed that time, too.
We’ll visit Hashimoto at the end of this July. Maybe my friend’s delight, young gizzard shad will be included in the course 🙂

About Sushi Hashimoto (鮨はしもと)

Address / Maki Plaza Bldg 1F, 1-15-11, Shintomi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Station / Shintomicho station (Tokyo metro)
Open / 18:00 – 23:00
Closed / Mondays

東京都中央区新富1-15-11
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  1. Mitzie Mee says:

    That’s one of the places I really want to try. The sushi looks delicious.

  2. annika says:

    Everything is so delicious looking!

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