Fukagawa-meshi is a popular dish in downtown Tokyo.
Shelled clams and leeks are cooked in Miso and then served on a bowl of rice together with soup.
When Fukagawa-meshi is cooked with fat Clams during spring season, the flavor of the stock from the Clams mixed with Miso creates a distinct, delicious taste.
It is hard to imagine now, but the Fukagawa area once flourished as a fishing town a long time ago and Clams were abundant at the mouth of the Sumida-gawa River.
Some restaurants in this area still offer traditionally home-cooked Fukagawa-meshi, so if you notice a sign for one while walking around downtown, get a taste of how people in the Edo Period (1603-1867) enjoyed their Clams!