Soybean Farm
Kichijoji: Japanese
Soybean Farm (Kichijoji: Japanese)
Soybean Farm
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays
no smoking: No smoking

A long-running miso specialty shop, Soybean Farm serves miso-based cuisine in their cozy dining room and carries artisanal miso paste in the retail shop up front. Miso katsu is the standout dish in the restaurant - tender pork cutlet enveloped in an impressively thick and crunchy coating and slathered with a tasty miso-based sauce. Like many of the dishes here, it comes as part of a mini-teishoku set along with excellent miso soup, rice cylinders wrapped in nori, and a small salad, plus coffee or tea at lunchtime.

The meaty stuffed cabbage rolls are another popular item, served either with a miso-based sauce or submerged in one of two different miso soups. Rounding out the menu are hearty seasonal dishes like miso-marinated grilled pork and rustic pot-au-feu style stews.

The shop in front sells a few dozen carefully chosen types of miso from around the country, and employs an expert, fourth-generation miso sommelier to help you pick your paste. Adventurous miso tasters can explore the different flavors of a six-miso set, priced at Y1500 for six 100g containers. Most meals in the restaurant in back are Y1000-1400.

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