Soba House 大自然 上野店, Taito

Found this while walking around in Taito. Apologies for the potato-quality photo with unintentional sun flares.

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I think it had just opened; we were the first & only ones inside.

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Since I’ve had a soba + tempura meal elsewhere, I decided to try it here too. I still think NishiAnn‘s is better. This style seems more like a beer batter, but it’s hard to tell. It wasn’t very crispy; instead it was soggy and limp. That kind of ruined it for me.

The soba and accompanying soup was normal. I’m don’t care much for pickles generally.

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This was better than the tempura + soba. Can’t remember what it is called though.

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Soba House 大自然 上野店
2-1-14 Kita Ueno
Taito-ku, Tokyo

Pepper Lunch, Ueno

It is interesting to me to try out the original Japanese version of some restaurants available in the US.

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I don’t think the US version does this. (=

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This was the sauce I liked. Not sure what it is.

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Adding the sauce to the dish turns it all brown. Maybe not photogenic, but definitely tasty.

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Much better than the American version of Pepper Lunch.

Pepper Lunch
1-57, Uenokoen
Taito, Tokyo
Japan 110-0007

Usagiya, Ueno

My wife found this dorayaki shop / confectionary.

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Some may think it excessive, but I really appreciate Japanese packaging. A lot of thought and care goes into presentation.

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I don’t think we knew what we ordered, but everything has red bean inside. I got tired of red bean foods, so I didn’t like this.

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Perhaps this is what dorayaki should be like.

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Usagiya
1 10-10 Ueno
Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-0005