It has been a busy winter with a lot of visitors and random social events, and this blog thing is totally getting neglected. I’ve been challenged to write something, so here I am. Since I’m missing Asia lately, I decided to go through my Japan food photos from our last Asia trip. Enjoy the food pictures!
One of the most interesting “adventures” / yummy eats meal was we ended up at this stand up bar for yakiniku (grilled meats) place in Shinjuku (Jiromaru). It was a little bit intimidating at first, we walked in, and… it was just, a stand up bar area with meat grills spaced out and a menu entirely in Japanese.
It was *super* helpful the people who worked there spoke a little English, and I could read / speak enough Japanese to pick out certain things. By the end we was able to order repeats and had a delicious meal of grilled meats. Not sure I would recommend this as a “first time to Japan” restaurant tho.
This is the view walking in, isn’t it… intimidating?
Meat to be grilled. So delicious.
Noodles: A friend recommended this delicious chicken ramen in Ginza (Kagari 篝). The picture doesn’t really do it justice, but I have dreams about this place. The broth was so good, and the chicken was so tender and flavorful. I think I’m probably going to dream about it again tonight.
Delicious Chicken Ramen
Of course I had to have the yummiest tsukemen (Rokurinsha) too. Since they opened a branch at Haneda airport I always try to fly out of Haneda. So delicious.
I tried a new sushi place this time (Sushi Ya, Ginza). It was way above expectations. I sort of stumbled on it by mistake, esp since it has such a generic name. The direct translation is basically “sushi bar” or “sushi house”. I finally got to try Shirako, which is like… fish sperm haha. It was way more “interesting” than I thought, milky and had sort of an interesting texture. It’s the middle top in the collage below.
Lastly, enjoy some cute pastry photo from Dominique Ansel in Tokyo and this delightful bookstore that I didn’t want to leave. It was so pretty and enjoyable to wander around. Ahhhh, I miss Japan.