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Yukikessho Mushroom, One of The Finest Mushroom Awarded by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries
Yukikessho shiitake mushroom is a kind of high-price mushroom that has a value of 1,500 yen per pcs (normal shiitake is 1,756 yen/kg in January 2022, according to jpmarket-conditions), and has won Japan Prime Minister’s Awards many times.
Yamada no Shiitake (Shimohei-gun, Yamada-cho, Iwate Prefecture)
Vegan restaurant SAIDO in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo uses this luxury shiitake mushroom on their superb dinner course! The restaurant offers a wide range of vegan, halal, and oriental vegetarian meals, from authentic Japanese courses to Japanese meals that Japanese people usually eat such as ramen, katsudon, and unaji, and are very satisfying.
The Dinner Course
(The contents may vary depends on season)
Yukikessho and turnip bowl meal use plenty and luxuriously of yukikessho broth which is amazing! We’ve never been tasted this before!
According to Chef Kusumoto, it takes a full two days just to return dried Yukikessho shiitake to normal, then followed by the work to bring out the umami into the broth.
The main dish is the yukikessho mushroom steak and spring vegetables, which have a surprisingly elegant scent. The first bite will wrap your mouth with a silky touch and juice that overflowing in every bite that you have never experienced before. It has a sweet after-taste, completely different from the shiitake mushroom we’ve been having before. It’s a masterpiece!
Each dish has great taste, is beautifully served, and is surely satisfying. In addition to its reasonable price of 8,800 yen. The reservation of this course is required since it needs time to turn the mushroom back from drying.
|2-15-10 Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 〒152-0035
|12:00〜20:00（L.O. 19:30）※Opening hour is shortened due to COVID-19
Closed on Wednesday
|Yukikessho Dinner Course