This might be the last time to eat raw pork meats in Japan
Serving raw pork meats is prohibited from this June 12nd by law in Japan.
Already raw beef meats is forbidden.
Strictly speaking, serving those raw meats itself is not forbidden, but they have to cook them under harsh rule, so it is actually impossible to serve raw meats for ordinary restaurants.
Only exclusive restaurants can serve it under the rule at higher price now.
Because of serious food poisoning at cheap yakiniku restaurant chain store a few years ago, the government moved to strengthen the regulation of serving raw beef meats.
(Part time worker was in charge of cooking at the restaurant… )
And then many restaurants served raw pork meats that is said to be fore dangerous than beef, instead of beef.
I don’t know why it is said raw pork meat is more dangerous than beef…
This Hyottoko having served high quality raw meats for a long time will quit serving meats as raw this time.
So we visited this shop suddenly to bid farewell to raw meats.
When we got to there just before 6 p.m., there was already fully packed.
There are only three tables and it can be reserved if you go there before 6 p.m., so we tried to reserve in advance, but reservation was already full.
(Counter table can’t be reserved)
Hyottoko is close to Ningyocho sta.
After a while, we found there were much people following us 😛
People usually stay at izakaya for two hours, so we had to wait so much. We didn’t know how many hours we had to wait. Still everyone endured and waited in silent !
They were curious ! (Us, too :P)
We waited for one hour and 30 minutes or so.
But we were three. There was space only for two persons along the counter table and the staff put one pipe chair between two chairs and we managed to keep our space.
On entering the house, we ordered our drinks and some raw meats !
Mine was citrus depressa (shiikwaasaa) sour !
Our raw meat ! Last raw meat ! “I wanna eat them soon !”
Pork tongue sashimi (タン刺し, 600 yen)
Limited one dish per one group.
Assorted 3 innards sashimi (もつ刺し３点盛り, 1000 yen)
Pork liver, heart and uterus.
Everything was great.
The uterus was boiled lightly.
Why Japanse love raw meats ?
I know. Foods specialists erase just wild smells of those fresh meats and serve them to us with savory ramain.
Besides meats, this Baked atsuage tofu (厚揚げ焼き, 650 yen) is popular.
Especially, it seems to win middle-aged men’s heart and mind 🙂
Giblet stew(特製もつ煮込み, 480 yen)
And otoshi (We forgot its exists for a while :P)
This fresh cabbage and cucumber was good.
We ordered too much ! Our space was too narrow !
But I added Japanese sake 😛
When had another dish of liver sashimi and were satisfied with raw meats, one group at the table left. So we moved to the table !
Wide table is comfortable 🙂
Potato salad(ポテトサラダ, 450 yen)
And we ordered some grilled foods.
Grilled asparagus on the wire net (アスパラ網焼き, 450 yen)
Stuffed bell peppers (ピーマンの肉詰め, 250 yen per one stick)
Hyottoko-style chazuke (ひょっとこ茶漬け, 500 yen)
Yaki-onigiri (Baked onigiri) in it ! Delicious soup stock !
Last, we ordered yakiton (grilled pork giblets).
Assorted five sticks of yakiton(おまかせ５本, 650 yen)
Liver was rare ! Almost raw ! But I think they are going to cook the inside more.
Ah, we were really sad that we can’t eat such a delicious raw meat in Japan !
Korea… I know we can eat raw meat in Korea…. Next trip is Korea ? 🙂
Our yakiton dinner last time is here.
And we enjoyed raw meat at another shop before the day, too 😛
At “Konpei” in Nishi-Ojima station close to Kameido
Assorted giblet sashimi(もつ刺し盛り合わせ, 1200 yen)
Second helping of Tongue and liver sashimi (タン刺しとレバ刺し, 450 yen each)
About Yakiton Hyottoko (やきとん ひょっとこ)
Address / 3-4-8 Nihonbashi Ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Station / Ningyocho station (Toei subway, Tokyo metro)
Open / 17:00 – 23:00
Closed / Sundays and another national holidays (Every Saturdays of this July and August are closed)
About Konpei (こん平)
Address / 2-38-9 Ojima, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Station / Nishi-Ojima station (Toei subway)
Open / 17:00 – 23:30
Closed / Sundays