Food: Toritsune Shizendo (鳥つね)

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I found Toritsune Shizendo through a TimeOut article about the best cheap Michelin-star restaurants in Tokyo. I am a huge fan of oyakodon, but I have never really had a standout oyakodon place before. Normally, oyakodon is a relatively simple dish that is hard to make special. However, this 1 Michelin star restaurant is known for its chicken. Apparently dinner can be around 10,000 yen (because they have all types of chicken dishes, not just oyakodon), but for lunch set this oyakodon was only 1800 yen.

The egg and chicken quality were definitely superior to any type that I have in the past. Maybe it was the prepartion of egg, it was really runny but also tasty, but the egg was the standout of the dish in my opinion. Still, the chicken and the rice were also very high quality, and it combined to make a far better than usual oyakodon.

It is a relatively small restaurant and they only take cash for lunch, so carry some cash and be prepared to wait. I did not have to wait, but I think this is probably because of the lack of people eating out due to coronavirus. I am sure that once everything begins to die down, the restaurant will become packed again and there will be a wait. However, if you have time and are in the area, I definitely recommend making a trip to try the lunch special oyakodon!

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This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.

NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.

I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!

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