“Hitsumabushi Bincho” Rice With Eel in Ginza, Tokyo


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“Hitsumabushi Bincho” Rice With Eel in Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

Finally, the last day of my Tokyo trip has come. And it was the last lunch for me in this travel. Thus, I decided to have a luxurious meal for the last meal in Japan.

I have chosen “Hitsumabushi(ひつまぶし)”. Hitsumabushi is a dish originating in Japan. It consists of a donburi type large bowl filled with steamed white rice, and topped with fillets of eel grilled in a style known as kabayaki, similar to teriyaki. The fillets are glazed with a sweetened soy-based sauce, called tare and caramelized, preferably over charcoal fire.

“Nagoya Bincho in Ginza”

I visited “Nagoya Bincho” in the 13th floor of Tokyu Hands Building in Ginza. “Tokyu Hands” building is a very luxurious building you can find many shops and restaurants inside.

“A bit luxury dish, Hitsumabushi”

Hisumabush, The Rice with Eel was quite expensive and luxury food. It started from 3,150 yen per a person. There were slightly different prices depending on the amount of eel. We went for the smallest set for the cheapest one, which was 3,150 yen per a person.

“How to Eat Hitsumabushi”

There was a guide to enjoy the meal. The guide was provided in Korean, English, and Chinese. You can divide your eel rice into quarters. And enjoy three different ways like below, and then for the last quarter, you can try the best way you liked most.

“Three Ways to Eat Hitsumabushi”

  1. Enjoy the flavour of grilled ell as it is without adding any seasoning
  2. Add Wasabi and green onions and enjoy the different flavour.
  3. Pour soup over the bowl and enjoy it as soup rice, This is called “Ochazuke”.

After tasting three different ways like above, for the last part of the eel, you can choose the best way you enjoyed most.

It was my last meal in Japan and enjoyed it the most among the food I enjoyed in Japan. A little expensive, but it was worthy trying.

“Nagoya Bincho in Ginza, Tokyo, Japan”

  • Address : Japan 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo City, Ginza, 2 Chome−2−14 マロニエゲート銀座1 12F
  • Phone : +81351590231
  • Website : https://hitsumabushi.co.jp/
  • Business Hours : (Sun-Thurs) 11:00 – 14:30, 17:00 – 20:00 / (Fri-Sat) 11:00 – 14:00, 17:00 – 21:00

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