sausages in Tokyo?
I am going to make some Alsatian choucroute soon and am looking for a great place to buy a good variety of sausages. Would be grateful for any recommendations. Would prefer it if the sausages were fresh ratehr than frozen, but either is OK.
They're frozen, but I really like the sausages from The Meat Guy (themeatguy.jp). They have English bangers, Irish breakfast sausages, South African Boerewors, Louisiana-style Andoullies, Moroccan spicy lamb, Spanish-style lamb, and several more. (A few of them are available at National Azabu.)
re: Robb S
Thanks Rob, I'll give it a shot. I always hear good things about the Meat Guy but have never ordered anything (percisely because it's frozen). Will try it now though.
Do you know of any proper butcher here that does his own sausages? I have not been able to find one. Nissin is decent-ish for a range of meats, but not sausages, and I have not been able to locate a proper butcher in the European sense with a wide range of home made sausages. I am sure they exist - if anyone has any idea where i could find one, please let me know. I am also after fresh goose.
Not in the Tokyo area (the Meat Guy isn't, either), but Tor Road Delicatessen makes their own European-style sausages. http://www.tor-road-delica.com/ On the website it only mentions the main store in Kobe, but in know they have (had?) stores in depachika in the Kansai area, too, so maybe they have some in Tokyo.
I thought their sausages were fine, but ymmv. I did prefer The Meat Guy, but I mostly bought merguez from him (and the brined corned beef and also pork belly for making bacon).
eta: Tor Road does mail order, too. That's why I mentioned them.