It has been so cold this past week, so our gathering at the Daikan an izakaya that specializes in oden was just right. Oden is a Japanese Oden is a Japanese winter dish consisting of several ingredients such as boiled eggs, daikon, konjac, and processed fishcakes stewed in a light, soy-flavored dashi broth,
Daikan is located between Daikanyama and Ebisu, a short walking distance from both stations, hidden in a quiet area away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Although Daikan specializes in Oden, you can enjoy other dishes which are also very very nice. We ordered "omakase course" that consisted of several dishes including a omelette with mushroom gravy with a hint of yuzu, fried chicken breast with yuzu pepper filling, grilled sanma with mushrooms, which finishes off with a big bowl of oden.
I would definitely come here more often if it was in my neighborhood even alone, as there is a counter space where you can sit across from the chef and chat. There are also two tables that seats 4 each. The owner chef is an ex-sony staff so you the place is like a mini sony museum with displays of the old walkman series and more.
The photo on the tabelog doesn't do much justice to the place as it is much nicer and the atmosphere is good with friendly staff.
Daikan : Tabelog Website (in English)
I'm Miyuki and I teach Japanese Home cooking at my home in Tokyo.