Updated: April 17, 2018
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"Rishotan Shosaikan" In Kinshicho, Tokyo: Chewy Rice Noodles In A Succulent, Rich Stew Made With Cubed Pieces Of Meat!

At Rishotan Shosaikan in Kinshicho, Tokyo, you can enjoy Chinese Hunan cuisine that is made with superb homemade rice noodles topped with "kakuni" (stewed cubed pieced of meat).

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A Type Of Chinese Cuisine You Rarely See In Japan

This is a type of Chinese cuisine from the Hunan Province displayed on the map above. It's one of the main 8 genres of that country and it's characterized by its spiciness. Although Chinese cuisine is very popular in Japan, you rarely see restaurants offering Hunan cuisine.
Rishotan Shosaikan is located at a 3-minute walk from the Kinshicho Station's North Exit. It's in a quiet part of town, in a small alley that is not exactly easy to find. It's a well-kept secret amongst Chinese food lovers who really rave about it.
The interior design is simple and stylish. Apparently, it's not uncommon to walk in and find that about half the diners are Chinese. It goes to show that the place serves authentic food.

A Dish You Can Only Have Here

Their signature dish is this rice vermicelli (homemade!) stir-fry(¥900) that is topped with some nice thick cubes of stewed pork full of flavor (+¥50). Other toppings that you can choose include, pieces of beef, chicken, pigs feet, cloud ear mushrooms, black-eyed peas, and a mixture of vegetables.
The portions are generous and this bowl of rice vermicelli stir-fry we ordered was topped with a nice amount of cilantro.
When you think of rice vermicelli, an image of very thin noodles might come to your mind, but at this restaurant, their noodles are surprisingly thick and they have a nice chewiness too. It's a little spicy, but not too much, and there's also a few crushed nuts and some leeks in the dish that add other good flavors.

Make Sure To Try The Kakuni Topping!

These pieces of meat that are stewed for a long time are so irresistible. If you know Japanese kakuni, you'll be surprised by how different these taste. Unlike the Japanese ones, these are not sweet but rather have a slightly spicy taste that is complex and surprisingly fresh-tasting. The Chinese spices used somehow balance out the fat.


Well how about it? If you want to discover a type of Chinese cuisine that is authentic and rare in Japan, this is a must-go resto! It's a good place to go spend an evening with friends as well, and this Hunan cuisine goes very well with alcoholic drinks.
Japanese food culture enthusiast. Love to explore new areas and discover local specialties.

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