Ever went to a place where it simply had this effect on you? May it be a good or a not-so-good one, places that we go to will always have an effect to us. And yes, it shall be imprinted on our memory. One such place in Japan did just that. Their tempura choices were overwhelming that I’m deeming this the Aoi Marushin Effect.
Don’t let that small space fool you. I’m not sure how many floors this building had but it has an elevator. That should be a clue. Not sure too if the building is solely dedicated to the restaurant but its facade seem to indicate so. They even have a waiting area. Just by having that says a lot about the dishes here.
Complimentary green tea to start one’s dining journey here 🙂
These are just some of the additions one may add to the tempura choices.
And this set included two prawns, seasonal fish, squid and green vegetables. All were fried well. It had a slight crunchy exterior yet retaining the good state of each.
This bowl may seem small but it actually holds a lot! Once you get a spoonful, you get to see that the bowl is really deep. The prawns and green vegetables are atop some white rice which had sauce in it. This is one flavorful dish with a lot of umami. 😛
After touring around Asakusa Shrine, this is one of the best restos to go to. It’s a few walks away from Kaminari Gate. You could either dine in or have some to go. I actually saw one of the tourist just snacking on a huge fried piece while strolling this side. Whatever your tempura choice is, you’ll never go wrong here. And maybe you just might get the Aoi Marushin Effect too. 😉
1-4-4 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032,
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Official website: http://www.aoi-marushin.co.jp/top.html