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KAMAMESHI NAKAI

Kamameshi

Our specialty
Rice steamed in a porcelain pot with soy sauce, stock and vegetables

Kindly refer to the Glossary below for any unfamiliar terms.

  • Kinoko Kamameshi
  • Sansai-Okowa Kamameshi
  • Unagi Kamameshi
  • Chicken and Burdock-root Kamameshi
  • Spring and Autumn Specials

【K1】Kinoko Kamameshi – ¥1,700

(Topping of Japanese shimeji* and green peas)

【K2】Kinoko Kamameshi with miso soup (instead of vegetable soup) – ¥1,300
Kinoko Kamameshi with Tomato vegetable soup (instead of vegetable soup) – add ¥100

"Kinoko – mushroom or fungus usually grown on dead wood.
Shimeji commonly grows on beech wood."
きのこ釜めし
With mizutaki* (Vegetable Soup), Japanese pickles, sashimi-konnyaku* and manjuu*

【K3】Sansai-Okowa Kamameshi – ¥1,800

Sticky rice topped with mountain vegetables
【K4】 (or normal rice, if preferred, topped with mountain vegetables) – ¥1,700

【K5】 Sansai-Okowa Kamameshi with miso soup (instead of vegetable soup) – ¥1,400
Sansai-Okowa Kamameshi with Tomato vegetable soup (instead of vegetable soup) – add ¥100

"Sansai – mountain vegetables. A range of wild plants is found seasonally in the Okutama region. Some are available naturally for mere weeks and are considered delicacies. They include young leaf sprays, flower buds, soft stems and fern tips”
”Okowa – Sticky (glutinous) rice”
With mizutaki* (Vegetable Soup), Japanese pickles, sashimi-konnyaku* and manjuu*

【K12】 Unagi Kamameshi – ¥3,300

【K13】 Unagi Kamameshi with miso soup (instead of vegetable soup) – ¥2,900
Unagi Kamameshi with Tomato vegetable soup (instead of vegetable soup) – add ¥100

【K6】 Chicken and Burdock-root Kamameshi (30-per-day limit) – ¥2,000

【K7】 Chicken and Burdock-root Kamameshi with miso soup (instead of vegetable soup) – ¥1,600
Chicken and Burdock-root Kamameshi with Tomato vegetable soup (instead of vegetable soup) – add ¥100

(Please note that Chicken and Burdock-root Kamameshi is not available at the same time as Spring and Autumn Specials)
With mizutaki* (Vegetable Soup), Japanese pickles, sashimi-konnyaku* and manjuu*

【K10】Kuri Kamameshi (Chestnut Kamameshi) – ¥1,800

【K11】Kuri Kamameshi with miso soup (instead of vegetable soup) – ¥1,400
Kuri Kamameshi with Tomato vegetable soup (instead of vegetable soup) – add ¥100

Autumn Special (mid-September to mid-October)

【K8】Takenoko Kamameshi – ¥1,800

【K9】Takenoko Kamameshi with miso soup (instead of vegetable soup) – ¥1,400
Takenoko Kamameshi with Tomato vegetable soup (instead of vegetable soup) – add ¥100

Springtime Special (mid-April to mid-May)

"Takenoko – bamboo shoot. Fat bamboo shoots burst through the forest floor for a brief period during spring and their tender tips are highly prized."
With mizutaki* (Vegetable Soup), Japanese pickles, sashimi-konnyaku* and manjuu*

Glossary

  • Kama – iron pot (the porcelain bowl imitates the shape of the original Japanese iron pot for cooking rice)
  • Mizutaki – Clear vegetable Soup with chicken and Japanese style soup stock.
  • Sashimi-konnyaku – Konnyaku is a firm jelly-like health food (high fibre, no calories) derived from the konnyaku potato. “Sashimi-konnyaku” refers to thin-sliced, ready-to-eat konnyaku. Add soy sauce and wasabi for taste.
  • Manjuu – Soft bun with sweet bean-paste filling. The filling is called “anko” in Japanese, and it is made from sugar and boiled adzuki beans.
  • Miso – traditional Japanese flavouring made from fermented soybeans.

Teishoku – Set Meal Menu

  • Teishoku – set meal with a main dish and side dishes of rice, miso soup and Japanese pickles.
  • Fish Teishoku
  • Tororo Teishoku
  • Fried Chicken Teishoku
  • Fried Sliced Pork Teishoku

Fish Teishoku – Grilled river-fish set – All ¥1,500

(Salt-flavour grilled)

【T1】Yamame (masu trout) Teishoku
【T2】Iwana (charr) Teishoku
【T3】Ayu (sweetfish) Teishoku
【T4】Nijimasu (rainbow trout) Teishoku
With rice, miso soup and Japanese pickles

【T5】Tororo Teishoku – ¥1,300

"Tororo – a sticky mass made by grating the 'nagaimo' yam"
With rice, miso soup and Japanese pickles

【T6】Fried Chicken Teishoku – ¥1,500

With rice, miso soup and Japanese pickles

【T7】Fried Sliced Pork Teishoku – ¥1,450

With rice, miso soup and Japanese pickles

Noodles

  • Soba – noodles made from buckwheat flour
  • Udon – thick and soft wheat noodles
  • Ramen – thin and long wheat noodles
  • Zaru Soba
  • Sansai Soba
  • Soba with Tororo
  • Zaru Udon
  • Kirikomi Udon

【N1】Zaru Soba – cold soba on “zaru” bamboo tray – ¥750

Large serving of soba and udon – add ¥150

【N2】Sansai Soba – ¥800

Large serving of soba and udon – add ¥150

Sansai – mountain vegetables. A range of wild plants is found seasonally in the Okutama region. Some are available naturally for mere weeks and are considered delicacies. They include young leaf sprays, flower buds, soft stems and fern tips.

【N3】Soba with tororo – ¥850

Large serving of soba and udon – add ¥150

Tororo – a sticky mass made by grating the ‘nagaimo’ yam

【N4】Zaru Udon – cold udon on “zaru” bamboo tray – ¥750

Large serving of soba and udon – add ¥150

【N5】Kirikomi Udon – Hot udon noodles with chopped vegetables – ¥850

Large serving of soba and udon – add ¥150

Side dishes

  • Mushroom dishes
  • Fish dishes
  • Meat dishes
  • Soup
  • Small dishes

【S1】Shimofuri-dake yaki – ¥650

(Shimofuri-dake mushrooms cooked with butter and oil on a hotplate)

Shimofuri-dake – Shortened version of “Shimofuri hiratake”. This is a new type of mushroom produced through the crossbreeding of European hiratake with the traditionally prized Japanese hiratake.

Yaki – cooked by frying or grilling

【S2】Shimeji mushroom mixed with freshly ground wasabi – ¥430

Kinoko – mushroom or fungus usually grown on dead wood.
Shimeji commonly grows on beech wood.

Shioyaki – Grilled River Fish –  All ¥800

  • 【S3】Yamame (masu trout)  Shioyaki
  • 【S4】Ayu (sweetfish) Shioyaki
  • 【S5】Iwana (charr) Shioyaki
  • 【S6】Nijimasu (rainbow trout) Shioyaki

Shioyaki – salt-flavour grilled

【S7】Kara-age – ¥800

(Deep-fried seasoned chicken)

【S8】Fried sliced pork – ¥750

【S9】Jumbo Yakitori chicken (one for one  person) – ¥400

【S10】Basashi – horsemeat sashimi – ¥950

Yaki – cooked by frying or grilling

【S12】Mizutaki – ¥550

(Vegetable soup with slice of lemon)

Mizutaki – Clear vegetable Soup with chiken and Japanese style soup stock.

【S18】Tomato Mizutaki – ¥650

(Tomato Vegetable soup with slice of lemon)

Mizutaki – Tomato vegetable Soup with chiken and Japanese style soup stock.

【S13】Sashimi-konnyaku – ¥650

Sashimi-konnyaku – Konnyaku is a firm jelly-like health food (high fibre, no calories) derived from the konnyaku potato. “Sashimi-konnyaku” refers to thin-sliced, ready-to-eat konnyaku. Add soy sauce and wasabi for taste.

【S14】Konnyaku Miso-Dengaku – ¥380

(Sashimi-konnyaku with miso sauce)

Miso – traditional Japanese flavouring made from fermented soybeans.

【S15】Tororo (ground yam paste) – ¥600

Tororo – a sticky mass made by grating the ‘nagaimo’ yam

【S16】Tsukimi – ¥650

(Egg yolk on a bed of tororo yam paste)

Tsukimi – literally ‘moon viewing’. A raw egg yolk upon white tororo represents a yellow moon shining through white cloud. If you don’t love it already, maybe you never will.

【S17】Tsukemono – Japanese Pickles – ¥450

Drinks & Dessert

  • Alcohol
  • Soft drink
  • Dessert

【D1】Draft Beer (Medium) 500ml –  ¥650

【D2】Draft Beer (Small) 300ml – ¥450

【D3】Kirin Beer (Medium bottle) 500ml – ¥650

【D4】No-alcohol beer 330ml – ¥400

【D5】Sake (180ml) Alcohol 15~16% Hot/Cold – ¥450

【D6】Sake (360ml) Alcohol 15~16% Hot/Cold – ¥900

【D7】Gensyumasuzake (180ml) Sake in a wooden box on a saucer – Alcohol 17~18% – ¥780

【D8】Namazake (Cold sake) (360ml) – ¥1,000

【D9】Kotsuzake (Sake containing grilled Iwana fish) (360ml) – ¥1,600

 

【D10】Chuhai* on the rocks – ¥700

【D11】Chuhai Ochawari (chuhai with green tea and ice) – ¥580

【D12】Chuhai Oolongwari (chuhai with oolong tea and ice) –  ¥580

【D13】Chuhai Mizuwari (chuhai with water and ice) – ¥530

Chuhai – abbreviation of shouchuu highball – shouchuu being a distinctively Japanese distilled alcoholic beverage.

【D14】Coca Cola – ¥370

【D15】Coffee Hot/Cold – ¥450

【D16】Orange Juice – ¥370

【D17】Oolong Tea  Hot/Cold – ¥350

【D18】Melon Float – ¥500

【D19】Coffee Float – ¥500

【D20】Ice Cream – Vanilla flavour – ¥250

【D21】Ice Cream – Black sesame flavour – ¥250