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22 December 2015

Date, Yaesu, Tokyo station (伊達 八重洲 東京駅), Tokyo


Date, Yaesu, Tokyo station (伊達 八重洲 東京駅), Tokyo

When did Japanese start to eat beef meat in the modern age? Till the end of Edo era, the custom of eating animal meat was strictly forbidden under the government law and religious reason. After the regime change from Tokugawa government to Meiji government, the new habit to eating the animal meat spread in the islands of Japan coming from European countries.

The ox tongue was known as an ingredient for the western food. Just after the end of World War II, the cooks in the Sendai had started to serve the roast tongue at small restaurant. Sendai city is located in the northern part of Honshu Island, three hundred km away from Tokyo.

The texture of the ox tongue were very popular in Japanese who consider the texture in the importance. The tongue were including nicely juicy gravy. These two fact give the ox tongue popular foods. In Japan, you will find this ingredient in Yakiniku (BBQ) restaurants, Gyu tan restaurants or some French restaurants.

Behind the counter, the cook will roast the sliced tongue on the wire netting beyond the charcoal fire. You can choose the thickness of the slice. They will serve the ox tongue with rice, clear beef soup and some pickles.
I highly reccomend you to Japanese syle of roasted ox tongue when you would like to have some beef meat under 20 USD in Tokyo.

 
 

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