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    Niden

    Experience the special course of Hamo conger eel

    Niden originally started business as a fish shop in 1757 near Nijo Castle.  Later, they converted to a catering restaurant, and then began to welcome diners as a Kyoto cuisine restaurant.  As they renovated the restaurant in 1966 and added Japanese rooms, more customers came to enjoy their dishes and Niden became famous throughout Japan.  What makes them so popular was the hamo, or conger eel dishes.  Conger eel is known to be a very difficult fish to cook as it has very delicate meat with hundreds of tiny bones.  Chefs must learn special skills to cut the tiny bones into pieces with a knife so that diners can eat the meat easily.  Niden’s filleting technique for conger eel dishes is beyond excellent.  Their Hamo Course includes all kinds of conger eel dishes: sushi, sashimi, soup, grilled conger eel, tempura and rice porridge.  Conger eel has such a delicate and soft white meat which dissolves in the mouth immediately without being chewed and goes with a broth and teriyaki sauce very well.

    Reported and writtern by Shinobu Nakai

    INFORMATION

    Name Niden
    Address 142 Kaji-cho, Aneyakoji-dori Horikawa-higashi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-221-3908
    Hours 11:30-13:30 (L.O.), 17:00-19:30 (L.O.)
    Closed Irregularly (usually Wed.)
    Resevation
    URL http://niden.jp
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