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Ginza – Enjoy Delicious Chinese Creations at EXITMELSA’s Chinese Dining Mitora

One of Japan’s most famous female chefs, Miyuki Igarashi, opened this creative Chinese restaurant in Ginza’s EXITMELSA building in February 2017.
The restaurant offers an abundance of vegetable-based dishes overflowing with originality. Let’s get right in to the introduction!

Outside of Restaurant
Outside of Restaurant

The Great Value Lunch Course is Recommended

  • Lunch Course 3,800 yen (tax excl., 10% service fee applied separately).
  • The lunch course includes assorted appetizers, dim sum, shark fin soup, noodles or rice, and dessert.

Incidentally, if you were to order all the components of the lunch course separately, they would cost upward of 5,000 yen.

An Assortment of 6 Appetizers

An Assortment of 6 Appetizers
An Assortment of 6 Appetizers

There were 6 elaborate appetizers, including shrimp surimi wrapped in fava bean bread, smoked octopus, Shaoxing wine pickled firefly squid, and century egg tofu.
In particular, I thought that the smoked octopus had a strong fragrance to it. After tasting the other appetizers, I decided that it would be best to eat the octopus last.

Gomoku Shumai

Gomoku Shumai
Gomoku Shumai

Gomoku shumai came out as the dim sum course.
The shumai was so big that I couldn’t eat it all in one bite. The wrapping is fried tofu rather than the typical dumpling wrapper.
It was deliciously packed with the flavors of meat and vegetables!

Sakura Shrimp Pudding Sauce Over Shark Fin

Sakura Shrimp Pudding Sauce Over Shark Fin
Sakura Shrimp Pudding Sauce Over Shark Fin

A rich pudding-like soup is served over carefully cooked shark fin.
The crunchy texture of the shark fin was amazing.

Seafood Rice with Greens

Seafood Rice with Greens
Seafood Rice with Greens

You can choose your main course from a selection of about 10 items on the noodles and rice menu.
The seafood rice with greens that I chose was packed with ingredients like vegetables, squid, and octopus. It also had a great spicy seasoning to it.

Soup

Soup
Soup

Almond Jelly

Almond Jelly
Almond Jelly

You can also choose your dessert, so I chose their most popular one, almond jelly.
It’s an authentic version, made with ground apricot seeds.

I Also Recommend the “Piririn Noodles” Off the À La Carte Menu!

Below is my lunch from another day’s visit.

À La Carte Menu
À La Carte Menu

I was also intrigued by the “common orient clam noodles” on their signboard menu, but I wanted to try something spicy, so I ordered their “piririn noodles.”

The lunch a la carte dishes come with an appetizer.
This was a salad of Szechuan pickles and cabbage.

Appetizer
Appetizer

The piririn noodles are a slightly spicy noodle dish using house-made la yu chili oil and black vinegar.
Even among the spiciness, in the first bite you can still taste sweetness and the acidity of the tomato.

Piririn Noodles 1,300 yen (tax excl)
Piririn Noodles 1,300 yen (tax excl)

The noodles are thin, like soumen noodles, and they’re so slippery that they go down easy.
It also has gently simmered braised pork belly in it.

Piririn Noodles
Piririn Noodles
Thin Noodles
Thin Noodles

Chef Igarashi’s creative Chinese dishes are delicately seasoned, as you’d expect from a female chef.
They’re like a middle ground between Chinese and Japanese cuisine.
Her dishes are very original, but they also wonderfully bring out the deliciousness of each of the ingredients.
It was a lovely restaurant, and I’d love to visit again to try some more dishes!

Basic information on Chinese Dining Mitora

OPEN
Address
EXITMELSA 7F, 5-7-10 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo[MAP]
Access
2 minutes on foot from the A2 exit of Tokyo Metro’s Ginza Station
Tel
03-6280-6697
Business Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm(L.O.2 pm)、5:30 pm - 11:00 pm(L.O.10 pm)
Closed
Closed according to building’s holidays
WEB
URL(Japanese)