Even at the last moment before leaving Tokyo, we were still hunting for yummy food and the location now has shifted to Narita Airport Terminal 1.
Narita Airport Terminal 1 is where our plane Singapore Airlines will take off. As our plane is departing at 8pm and it will be one more hour before they serve dinner onboard at 9pm, we decided to have an early dinner before checking-in.
Do note that most of their restaurants and food outlets at Narita Terminal 1 are BEFORE the immigration gates, so if you want to have a meal before boarding, you should first eat at their airport restaurants before passing through the immigration gates.
Iced water is served to all diners. The Dashichazuke is similar to our local Teochew Porridge, where stock are added to rice. But the stock in Japan is made by simmering bonito flakes with konbu, and has a light fragrant taste to it.
We ordered the Narita exclusive Unagi Set (1000 yen) which comes with the main Unagi + rice, 2 side dishes and Japanese pickles. Inside the unagi rice course are seaweeds, sesame and fried egg.
The stock is served in a tea pot. The actual way of eating is to scoop a little rice and the meat (unagi) into a small bowl, and pour just enough stock into the small bowl. However, we decided to pour some into the big bowl for photography purpose.
We also ordered the Deep Fried Shrimps, Shellfish and Fish Cake set (750 yen).
The stock is delicious when mixed with the rice and seafood.
Over the past 9 days we had both new and traditional cuisines from Tokyo, and this is a reflection of what Japan is. Embracing the new while respecting old traditions.
Our culinary Tokyo trip brought us many surprises and yummy treats, Although Tokyo is darker than usual during night time, but it did not deter us from fully enjoying our 9 days in Tokyo.
Narita Airport Terminal 1,