Ginza Tenryu is located on the fifth floor of Solamachi, in a corner of the restaurant floor that is frighteningly crowded during lunch time on weekends.
The number of customers in line makes you flinch for a moment, but the turnover in the restaurant is surprisingly quick, and the wait time is about 15 to 20 minutes. During this time, the waiter hands you a menu, so you can decide what you want to order.
As soon as we are shown to our seats, we order Tenryu's famous dumplings and beer. Five minutes later, a huge dumpling, about twice the size of a regular dumpling, arrived.
Here, I would like to introduce a somewhat novel way to eat the dumplings. Usually, dumpling sauce is made by adding soy sauce, vinegar, and raayu (Chinese chili oil) to the dumpling to taste. However, according to the information we received, a special sauce is made by mixing mustard , vinegar, and pepper.
I've heard of "karashi shoyu," but karashi vinegar? It's all yellow. I was filled with disbelief, but seeing is believing. I decided to give it a try anyway.
Dip the dumpling in this yellowish, weird sauce and take a bite.. .. Ooooh, it's good!
The skin is chewy, and the juicy meat juice overflows from the plump bean paste inside the dumpling as soon as you bite into it. The nostrils are pungent with the mustard, which works hand in hand with the sour vinegar to enhance the umami of the meat. The pepper adds a tangy kick that goes great with beer!
I don't know who invented this dish, but it's pretty good. Of course, there is nothing better than putting on the royal sauce, vinegar and soy sauce, but this variation, karashi-vinegar, is not bad at all. After all, it goes well with beer. Anyway, the dumplings of Tenryu are the ones that go well with plenty of kara shi.
Incidentally, this dumpling does not contain garlic, so you can eat it from noon on. In fact, I had two beers with this dumpling in the afternoon.
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