Saturday, January 23, 2010

Gompachi - Odaiba

A man-made island - yes. How they make it, I don't know, but it's a great place to spend the day. After a full day of walking, experiencing museums and a theme park, this exhausted traveller rested his feet at Gompachi, a restaurant overlooking Tokyo Bay. Brunch consisted of Bleble and not having eaten for some time, I was ready to scoff down some hot food! This was actually the first experience of Shochu, so please excuse the drunk, blurry pictures.
For starters: Fried tofu with shredded crab. Delicious! The worst part of crab is the shelling, so when that's done for you, there are no complaints!
For second starters: Yakitori... again, but to put this in context, the previous post was some time after this meal. No exotic meats here, but I think I've found a new favourite food... Now if only I can find an equivalent here...
Main was cold soba noodles in a duck broth. The trick here is to take your noodles and dip them in the broth before eating. After which they will provide the soup they used to boil the noodles which you can mix with the original broth for some hearty soup.
To finish a Crème brûlée. (Hey I selected the home made dessert, there was no mention of a western dessert!)
It amazing to think that I lost weight on that trip...


  1. looks fantastic - nothing like a banquet after a long day of touristing =)

  2. Mmmm crab agedashi sounds absolutely delish!

    Odaiba sounds great too- man made islands are intriguing and the food (creme brulee is home made?) looks appetizing, blurry pictures and all!


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