Last weekend, my husband and I rode our bicycles from our home in Tokyo to Minato Mirai, Yokohama. On the way, we stopped at a vegan restaurant called “Tsunagoro.”
This restaurant, located near Shitte Station in Tsurumi Ward, was made in a type of traditional Japanese house known as “kominka.”
The atmosphere of the restaurant was really relaxing and everything was so photogenic.
In the middle of the room there was a table lined with various sweets and other goods for sale. We bought a chocolate cake and some cookies to bring home with us.
There were table seats and counter seats in the main room, and there was also a tatami room with two low tables and floor-seating.
We sat in the tatami room. It had a nice view of the garden where there was a giant rock.
Every twenty seconds or so, water was sprayed from the roof onto the rock and surrounding garden. I’m not sure what it was for, but it was interesting to watch and it made us feel refreshed.
We took these pictures of the menu, but most of it is in Japanese. They have 3 different “Plate Sets” for lunch. I had the Vege “Fish” Pita Plate and Seiya had the Vege “Yakiniku” Plate.
The presentation of the food was very nice. I especially enjoyed taking pictures of the plate that I ordered.
The taste was absolutely amazing. The pita bread was kind of chewy (which I loved!) and reminded me of mochi. I wonder if they used rice flour. There were lots of different vegetables and sauces including something that was sort of like sour cream (I could taste apple cider vinegar in it) and a basil sauce. The side dishes were delicious too.
We ordered two soft drinks, “Ume Ginger-ale” which included plum vinegar, and “Amazake Latte” which was coffee and amazake. Both were very tasty! I really enjoyed the sweetness level of the Amazake Latte (it wasn’t too sweet) and the ginger-ale was very refreshing.
After lunch, we continued our ride all the way to Minato Mirai!
We also stopped by a cafe called “Bukatsudo” to fill our water bottles using the “MyMizu” App.
We had a great Saturday cycling and exploring Yokohama.
Just in case you were wondering, we did bring masks with us and we wore them whenever we were in close proximity to others. We were lucky that the restaurant was not crowded when we got there. It did start to get a little more crowded as we were leaving, but we put our masks on as soon as we finished eating and we didn’t hang around too long.
This is actually the first time we have eaten out at a restaurant together since before the pandemic started. We were pleased with our experience. The staff were wearing masks and there was alcohol spray at the entrance. The shop was very clean and the tables were spaced far apart. We had the whole place to ourselves right up until the end. Overall, we felt very safe and relaxed. We definitely hope to eat there again.