Good afternoon, everyone! Today the Geopark is seeing more snow. It looks like we’ll be getting a fair bit more of the stuff before we see spring!
Last week, I went with some friends to Tsukitoku Hanten, a Chinese restaurant near Itoigawa Station. To be fair, our original reason for going was this:
Gyoza, known in many English-speaking countries as ‘pot stickers,’ are a variety of fried pork and vegetable dumpling that originated in China. They are popular throughout Japan and Tsukitoku Hanten serves up some of the best.
The gyoza were delicious, but I wouldn’t be wasting your time just telling you about the giant plate of gyoza we devoured. No, what I really want to share with you is a special dish only available until the end of February…
Until February 28th, you can enjoy monkfish chow mein! The monkfish is lightly battered and fried before being tossed with crispy noodles and vegetables in a savory soy-based sauce. It was an excellent meal and I will definitely be trying it again next season! It’s a great way to taste Itoigawa’s winter specialty.
Tsukitoku Hanten (Japanese)
Itoigawa-shi, Niigata-ken Japan 941-0061
Lunch: 11:00am – 2:30pm
Dinner: 4:30pm – 9:00pm