Haven’t had Spanish food for a very long time, so I was thrilled when a friend suggested to have dinner at this underground restaurant called Sal y Amor in Daikanyama.
As we were exhausted from trying to walk off lunch at JG Tokyo that day, we got here very early, when the restaurant was still empty. However, all seats were filled as soon as clock struck 6pm!
So we had some jamon and this gambas al ajillo. I’ve never had a gambas al ajillo that was actually BAD in Tokyo, so this one, despite not being the best, was decent too. If only the shrimps could be a tad fresher and sweeter though … :p
We also had the tortilla de patatas which was flavourful with just the right level of egginess or I should say potato/egg ratio!
The rabbit & chicken paella Valenciana was good, although when it comes to paellas I tend to prefer seafood… Which is why I enjoyed this squid ink arroz negro even more!
The star dish of the night for me though, was this Arroz Caldero, a typical dish from the Murcia region. This came piping hot in a pot and smelled lovely. I have not much to say about the actual shrimps but the briny perfection of this sauce made me want to eat the whole pot.
Ahh so good.
Sal Y Amor
Address: Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Daikanyamacho 12-19 B1F