Behind the Counter at a Local Japanese Tempura Restaurant

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This Tokyo hidden gem is a Japanese family owned Edo style Tempura restaurant, named Tempura Mikaku, located in the backstreets of Roppongi, one of Tokyo’s busiest night spots. This Japanese food restaurant has been in business since 1931. Originally opened in Nihonbashi, it later relocated to Roppongi which is only a 3 minutes walk from exit 3 of Roppongi station. This hidden gem tempura restaurant also has a unique way of firing their tempura, with drumsticks. The owner and head chef, a former jazz drummer, is the one who started this. Apparently, regular chopsticks are much thinner and eventually break after so many washings, while drumsticks are made out of a hickory which is very strong and hard so it lasts much longer over time. This is a behind the counter view of what really happens at a Japanese cuisine tempura restaurant as they setup and prepare the meals.

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    Paolo fromTOKYO 16/10/2022 pm5:23
  • Parece uma delícia

    𝐅𝐮𝐱𝐬𝐢𝐞 16/10/2022 pm5:23
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    Lievaldo Mariano 16/10/2022 pm5:23
  • Respect to gentleman’s work. Top 1 Quality. Hope one day im able to visit them ❤

    Bryan Hernández 16/10/2022 pm5:23
  • It was sooo interesting! They are such nice people <3 It gives me warm and positive vibes ^.^ Thank you!

    Mamimi Toys 16/10/2022 pm5:23
  • Checks the oil temperature by putting in his HAND!!! Boss level 1000😮

    Bethula Lord 16/10/2022 pm5:23
  • That was frozen shrimp. For a tempura place in Minato Ward, disappointing.

    vanderley3 16/10/2022 pm5:23
  • paolos got such good kind vibes

    Cheney H 16/10/2022 pm5:23
  • I love how Japanese people are kind, humble, wholesome. Would love to visit sometime.

    Mizu 16/10/2022 pm5:23
  • Paolo. Can you follow them the whole day up to dinner service? I want to watch more!

    Revol Techie 16/10/2022 pm5:23
  • No wonder the shop name and the owner photo seems familiar. Its the same shop from the show Isekai Izakaya – Koto Aitheria no Izakaya Nobu, featured by Nagira Kenichi.

    Andu Falha 16/10/2022 pm5:23
  • One hopeful day, assuming I work really, really hard. I might buy a Tiger Japan rice cooker. That or a mega yacht, the boat would be cheaper though!

    Guillaume Sandmayer 16/10/2022 pm5:23
  • Grabe,!, nakaka gutum!, hahahaha

    Jesus Cabas 16/10/2022 pm5:23
  • The food looks amazing! I want to visit😊

    Tatiana 16/10/2022 pm5:23
  • That old man with that white hair is everything. It’s like he’s an alien slayer from the future who came to japan to make tempura.

    bay justin 16/10/2022 pm5:23
  • Thank you Paolo, I love these behind the counter videos!!!

    Armopa Ohnair 16/10/2022 pm5:23
  • I pray for everyone who reads this that whatever they are going through gets better, whatever they are suffering with or worrying about will be okay, and that everyone has a wonderful day.❤

    Shortened Yugioh 16/10/2022 pm5:23
  • He is so annoying everyone in Japan hates him

    Christian Loeb 16/10/2022 pm5:23

    Marcus Aurelius 16/10/2022 pm5:23
  • Did this man just dip his finger 140°c oil?

    Jishan 16/10/2022 pm5:23