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The Michelin Guide has consistently awarded more stars to Tokyo dining establishments than any other city in the world. I created this blog as my personal Tokyo restaurant guide, but I hope you will also enjoy reading it. If you have been to any of the same places feel free to leave some comments about your own experiences.



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Friday, 23 May 2008

Santou, Yokohama Chinatown 山東 横浜中華街

I have had the pleasure of lunch at Santou several times and most recently after a recent business meeting in Yokohama. It is a small, slightly dingy but authentic Chinese restaurant (including a seat for the owner's granny) hidden away in an alley in Yokohama's Chinatown. All the "Chuuka" mainstays on the menu are good, but cooked in a more real and flavoursome style than you may find in many Chinese restaurants in Japan. The real attraction though are the "suigyouza" which are plump, juicy and served with a chilli, soy and coconut dipping sauce, the likes of which I have never tried anywhere else. If this is the only thing you order you will be well satisfied!

山東 (横浜中華街)

これまでに何度か「山東」に足を運んできたが、今回は横浜でビジネス・ミーティングがあったので、これを機会に同僚と食事をしてきた。小さなレストランですこし薄暗く、中国人が経営しているのか、現地のレストランに近い雰囲気で中華街の一角の小さな路地に位置している。全ての料理は美味しいが、日本人が経営する中華料理店に比べると香味が強く焼き加減もやや強い。ここの一番のお薦めは水餃子である。ふっくらした形でジューシーな水餃子はチリソース、ココナッツソースに醤油をまぜて用意された特別なソースにつけて食べることができる。このソースが絶品で他にはない味である。あえて何かひとつだけ選んで食べるとしたら、水餃子をお勧めする。

http://gourmet.livedoor.com/restaurant/6839/map/
Tel: 045-212-1198

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed lunch at Santou today with extended family - a unanimous vote of approval. The suigyouza certainly lived up to my expectations having read your review. Inside was packed along with an outside queue of 20+ punters patiently waiting for their Sunday lunch.
Thanks for the review and all the other snippets from your most enjoyable blog. Cheers, John