Almost everyone has heard of or been to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Tokyo, made famous by the cult indie movie Lost in Translation.
Kozue, the Japanese restaurant on the 41st floor has a delightful view (including Mount Fuji on a clear day) and menu, which is where we decided to eat on our 2nd day in Tokyo. We chose the lunch bento box, Waka, and there on started the most amazing journey!
The bento box, wrapped like a neat present was begging to be opened and discovered. Nothing in the bento looked like food and we had to constantly refer to the menu and our tastebuds for insight on what we were eating.
We started with a miso soup served with brown seaweed, tofu and leeks.
The edible garden-isque bento contained:
◊ Grilled yellowtail, Japanese pepper bud, bonito sashimi
◊ Simmered sqilla with egg yolk, deep fried tofu, ginger
◊ Steamed rice with sakura shrimps
◊ Pickled vegetables
◊ Steamed summer crab, fig, vegetables, sesame soy sauce
What a treat, and of course the amazing view!