Dinner at Ishikawa (神楽坂 石かわ)
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Back to my neighborhood fine dining kaiseki restaurant. Ishikawa-san is such a humorous person that he makes every meal very fun. Some outstanding dishes, like sawara in shimesaba style. Wonderful seasoning and texture. Amadai, grilled and kabu from Kyoto, executed to perfection with a slight hint of smoke.
The rice course had a special condiments with it, something which is a very early signature dish from Ishikawa-san, seasoned and roasted tai denbu with sesame, crispy rice and nori. You frist add a little to the rice and eat it, then you dump the remainder into the rice and add dashi to it. This then creates a wonderful ochazuke with loads of umami, a great finished to the savory part of the meal.