One of my most recent discoveries in Tokyo is Mangetsu, a tiny place that has a maximum occupancy of eight, one-minute from Hatagaya station that specializes in gyu-tan, or beef tongue.
I will post on their many beef tongue dishes in the near future, but this post concerns Mugi-toro meshi - a barley rice bowl topped with raw egg and yamaimo. It's a gooey mess that is the perfect accompaniment to an oolong hai or beer. The texture is exactly as it looks - runny and thick. The taste is savory, pure umami! With the protein punch of a raw egg and the grainy, fibrous yamaimo over barley rice, it's undeniable that this dish is pure nutrition.
I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
When ordered, you get a bowl of rice, a bowl with yamaimo and raw egg and a little plate of kimchee.
Stir up the toro-toro (ewey gooey) concoction.
Top the rice with the concoction.
Interior of Mangetsu.
(No listed address)
1 minute walk from Hatagaya Station's North Exit