The Best Whitebait Bowl is in Kochi 高知 Prefecture (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼 / Dorome どろめ)

Whitebait Bowl (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼)Food

Whitebait Bowl (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼)
This set meal of Whitebait (Baby sardine) Bowl is only 600 yen. Super low price and delicious!

Whitebait Bowl (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼)
This shop specializes in Whitebait Bowl. (Boiled whitebait on rice bowl)
Fresh Whitebait (Dorome どろめ / Nama-shirasu 生しらす)
They also offer really fresh whitebait.
Fresh Whitebait (Dorome どろめ / Nama-shirasu 生しらす)
This one is not boiled. Fresh (Raw) whitebait is called Nama-shirasu 生しらす or Dorome どろめ in Japanese.
Whitebait Bowl (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼)
Boiled whitebait (Baby sardine) called Chirimen ちりめん, Chirimen-jako ちりめんじゃこ or Shirasu しらす in Japanese.
Whitebait Bowl (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼)
Boiled whitebait (This one includes lots of tiny shrimps.)
Whitebait Bowl (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼)
This shop offers sun-dried whitebait.
Whitebait Bowl (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼)
Maybe you will see this view if you come here on a beautiful day.
Whitebait Bowl (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼)
This house is situated in a fish port and serves as a whitebait factory.

You can have freshly-made food from the factory!

* Parking lots are available in the front and back of the shop.
Whitebait Bowl (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼)

The shop opens only on Saturday. (11:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Whitebait Bowl (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼)
When you arrive at the shop, please write your name, the number of people, and which table you would like to be seated at including whether it is indoors or outdoors. A staff member will be with you momentarily to take you to your table.

お名前人数店内の飲食希望外の飲食希望どちらでもよい
NameNumber of peopleIndoorsOutdoorsEither one

Whitebait Bowl (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼)
Indoors
Whitebait Bowl (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼)
Outdoors
Whitebait Bowl (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼)
This whitebait shop is a self-service system.
The whitebait, soup, pickles, sauce, and tea have a free refill, except for rice.

First pay the lunch fee at the cash desk.
Adult: 600 yen
10 - 5 years old: 400 yen
4 or younger than 4 years old: For free

Next, you can put the rice yourself in the rice bowl. You can choose how much more you want.

ごはんのおかわりはご遠慮ください

...means you can only do it one time.
Whitebait Bowl (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼)

Leaving leftover food is a bad manner at this reasonable shop, because the shop wants to keep amazingly reasonable low price for customer satisfaction.

Then, you put the toppings on the rice.
Whitebait Bowl (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼)
A few kinds of whitebait

  • Right: Shrimp and whitebait
  • Middle: Boiled and 20%-sun-dried whitebait
  • Left: Boiled whitebait without drying

Whitebait Bowl (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼)

  • Left: Boiled and 70%-sun-dried whitebait

* These items above might be sometimes changed.

This shop is the highest level in Japan. They always offer the tiniest babies as possible because when whitebait start getting bigger the texture of the fish such as bone changes and the fishy smell increases.

Whitebait Bowl (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼)
Whitebait miso soup
Whitebait Bowl (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼)

  • Soy sauce (Red bottle)
  • Ponzu sauce (ポン酢 Citrus-flavored soy sauce)
  • Yuzu citron (Yellow bottle: Yuzu has good flavor like lime.)

* I recommend you put a lot of Yuzu citron sauce and some Ponzu ポン酢 sauce on it.
Fresh Whitebait (Dorome どろめ / Nama-shirasu 生しらす)
Fresh (Raw) Whitebait Dorome どろめ is also free refill.
* Sometimes Fresh Whitebait Dorome どろめ is no stock because of purchasing from a fish market.
Fresh Whitebait (Dorome どろめ / Nama-shirasu 生しらす)
2 kinds of special sauce packs for fresh whitebait Dorome どろめ
Whitebait Bowl (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼)
This sauce that called Nuta ぬた is very good for fresh whitebait.
Fresh Whitebait (Dorome どろめ / Nama-shirasu 生しらす)
Nuta ぬた sauce has garlic flavor. I like it!
Fresh Whitebait (Dorome どろめ / Nama-shirasu 生しらす)
Another sauce that called Tataki-no-tare たたきのたれ is a little bit sweet soy sauce and vinegar.
Whitebait Bowl (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼)
This set meal costs only 600 yen. Wonderful!!
Whitebait Bowl (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼)
My toppings were grated daikon radish, cucumber pickles and shredded Japanese basil Ooba.
Whitebait Bowl (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼)
You can get a free refill for whitebait except rice yourself.
Whitebait Bowl (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼)
I was full and satisfied.
Whitebait Bowl (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼)

If you would like to order packed whitebait to go, you can come inside and place your order at the food display counter, regardless of whether there is a queue.

Fresh Whitebait (Dorome どろめ / Nama-shirasu 生しらす)
朝どれどろめ Asadore-dorome: Fresh Whitebait Dorome どろめ 300 yen
(The fish are caught hours before being served.) It is high quality and rare!
小イカ Koika: Boild small squid 100 or 300 yen
Whitebait (Chirimen ちりめん / Shirasu しらす)
I bought a pack of ...
Boiled and Dried Whitebait
ちりめんじゃこ Chirimen-jako
300g 600 yen
150g 400 yen

Shop Name
Tosa-kakuhiro-kaisan 土佐角弘海産

製造直売|ちりめんじゃこ|太平洋・高知県吉川町沖合獲れ|土佐角弘海産

(in Japanese)

Business hours
Only Saturday (This restaurant opens at 11:00 am and closes when the rice is sold out or at 2:00 pm, which is closing time.)

Google Maps
I will come back to the shop. 🙂

Whitebait (Chirimen ちりめん / Shirasu しらす)
I got the pack for to go.
I recommend you put 100% Yuzu citron juice on it. (The juice has no salt and food additives.)
Whitebait (Chirimen ちりめん / Shirasu しらす)
I sometimes put on sliced Japanese Myoga みょうが ginger. It has good flavor like basil. Whitebait (Chirimen ちりめん / Shirasu しらす)
I also mixed with a lot of grated daikon radish with whitebait.
Delicious!!!


Photos and prices are current as of 2018

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