Umenohana / Tofu Restaurant

今日は妹、弟と西宮の「梅の花」でランチをしました。ランチの予約はある程度の金額のコースをオーダーすることが条件で、ネット情報と実際とは少し金額が違っていましたが、お店では1人3300円以上とのことでしたので、わたしたちは3800円の手作り豆腐がついた季節のお料理のコースにしました。わたしの分は鯛のお刺身を湯葉のお刺身に、アクアパッツァをグラタンに、あさりの炊き込みご飯は白いご飯に変えていただけました。

I went out and for lunch at “Umenohana” in Nishinomiya. They ask you to order a course that is more than certain amount – the amount was different between what their site says and what the staff told us in the restaurant, but we were told we had to spend more than 3,300 yen per person. So we took the seasonal course with homemade tofu. They accommodated my dietary problems, served me Yuba sashimi instead of fish sashimi, tofu gratin instead of Aqua pazza and plain white rice instead of clam rice.

何度か伺っていますがて余しますし、長時間で疲れる印象でした。事前に早めのサービスをお願いしようかと迷いましたが、決まったペースがあるならそれもどうかと思い結局何も言わなかったのですが思っていたより早めに出てきて、入ったのが11時半(ネット予約が通っていなかったようで10分ほど待ちました)で終わったのが1時ごろでした。わたしたちには、ちょうど良いペースでした。

I’ve been to other branches of this restaurant a few times before (this Nishinomiya branch is new) but I cannot remember when, although the last time was with my Mum, so it must be many years ago. We remembered that their service was very slow (probably intentionally), which is good when you are with your friends and want to chat a lot, but tiring if you are there with your family. I thought about asking them to serve us faster than usual but I wondered if that will cause some problem so I didn’t. However they served us at the right pace, not too slow, not too fast. We got there at 11.30 (but we waited for about 10 minutes as they didn’t have the reservation we made online in their records) and left around 1.00pm.

アクアパッツァ。

Aqua Pazza.

アクアパッツァの代わりのグラタン。

Gratin they gave me instead of the above.

お刺身の代わりの、湯葉のお刺身。

Yuba sashimi they gave me instead of fish sashimi.

手作り豆腐。

Homemade tofu, it was made in front of us.

生麩の田楽と豆腐の湯葉巻き。

Dengaku of namafu and tofu wrapped with Yuba.

デザート。一番手前は、桜の麩饅頭。

Dessert. The one closest is sakura fu manjyu.

どれも美味しくいただきましたが、生麩や手作り豆腐が特に美味しかったです。お腹いっぱいになりました。

It was all nice but I particularly enjoyed the homemade tofu, namafu and fu manjyu.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. I always admire the attention to detail in both the presentation and taste when it comes to Japanese cuisine. I really like the ceramics too, so I swapped out some of my usual/plain plates and bowls for weighty, traditional style pieces like the ones they had used at the restaurant in this post.

    1. Noodle says:

      Yes, I love Japanese ceramics and potteries. Most of these dishes/bowls are not so heavy, but I know many are quite heavy compared to many western style ones.

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