手羽先唐揚専門店 鳥良 (Toriyoshi - とりよし) - Nagoya restaurant ****
1st restaurant (2号店)
Address - 東京都豊島区南池袋2-27-8 (Tokyo-to, Toshima-ku, Ikebukuro 2-27-8)
Phone number - 03-5391-3479
Open - 17:00 to 2:00 (from 16:00 on Sat, Sun and Hol)
2nd restaurant (1号店)
Address - 東京都豊島区南池袋1-20-1 (Tokyo-to, Toshima-ku, Ikebukuro 1-20-1)
Phone number - 03-5979-7766
Open - 17:00 to 5:00 (Sat: 16:00 to 5:00; Sun: 16:00 to 24:00)
A chain of restaurants - with two branches in Ikebukuro (East Side) - which is specialized in food from the Nagoya area. Most of the dishes served are based on chicken, tofu or miso.
This is a relatively inexpensive place to taste unusual food, although yakitori lovers will, too, be extremely satisfied by the selection of grilled chicken available. The tsukune are especially interesting: three kind of tsukune, based on garlic, chiso or chicken cartilage are available, each served either with salt, tare or an egg yolk.
The most famous dish from that izakaya is the chicken wings karaage with pepper, which are available with normal, hot and very hot seasoning.
As it could be expected, there is a good variety of food based on tofu. The only slight disappointment were the miso, which was not as tasty as the rest of the food. Several dishes were obviously based on the same miso sauce, when slight variations would have been appreciated.
It is finally worth to note the good selection of nihon-shu - mostly famous brand, so no jisake there.
internet - www.samukawa.co.jp