東京で食う飲む!Restaurant or Bar around Tokyo and Far East. There is a great diversity of food and culture in Japan. You will enjoy the huge range style of food from very local Japanese food to a lot of foreign foods. I hope you will find and feel the diversity of foods in Japan.

17 October 2015

Aji Oshizushi, Ofuna-ken, Eki-ben (駅弁紀行 鰺乃押寿し 大船軒), Shinjuku station, Tokyo

The Eki-ben is one of the live museums of the diversity of Japanese food. The Eki-ben is the lunch box filled with local foods in the small box and sold at the railway station all over the Japan. The package or box has lovely print come from the local landmark or some characters.


This Aji Oshizushi is originally come from the Ofuna Station on the Tokaido line. The station has the junction among the Tokaido line, Yokosuka line and Negishi line in Japan Railway East. The Ofuna is located around one hour distance from the Tokyo main station. Around Ofuna area is known as Shonan area, there are a lot of beachs or marine spot and old city, Kamakura. When I caught an express train from Ofuna station, I used to buy a box of Aji Oshizushi at the plat home.
 

The sour taste is nicely matched with lager beer like as the malt vineger with fish and chips and beer.
 
The taste was very classical with sweet and sour from rice vinegar. Oshizushi in Japanese means pressed (Oshi) Sushi. This style of Sushi is major in Kansai area as Osaka or Kyoto.

 
The texture of this Aji Oshizushi was similar to the Edo-mae Sushi. As the name of Oshizushi, the fish was pickled with rice vinegar and softly pressed in the box. The soft rice ball texture was kept in the box and the pickled Aji got a little bit stickiness. The taste and texture were very simple but very familiar taste for Japanese.
 


 
 


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