Friday, September 23, 2011

Deep fried squid tentacles

Brilliant. This was a great dish.

Raw tuna and natto

Minced raw tuna mixed with fermented soy beans (natto). As usual, the natto was very stringy. Perfectly passable as a dish to eat while drinking.

Tamagoyaki

A little tricky to translate but it is basically small omlette/scrambed egg like pieces of egg that have been soaked in fish stock.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Shiokara with squid ink

This is without doubt the worst thing on this website. Shiokara, squid innards, on its own is passable but when mixed with squid ink, it turns into something pretty horrible!

Smoked takuan

Smoked salty pickles. I screwed my face up after trying this. They were not so good. Sorry.

Ginnan - ginkgo seeds

Roasted ginkgo seeds. Not the best thing I have ever eaten. But I would consider eating them again.

Dried natto

Dried fermented soy beans. This wasn't so nice.

Raw quail eggs etc

The two eggs on the right are raw quail eggs. They were lovely. The hemispheres on the left are raw chicken egg yolks soaked in miso. They were pretty salty. The spheres are egg yolks from chicken eggs before they were hatched, also soaked in miso. They were equally salty.

Deep fried baby horse mackerel

Horse mackerel is usually eaten raw. The babies are not often eaten either. These were delicious.

Hoya - sea pineapple

One for the biologists. Hoya translates as sea pineapple. They are a species of ascidiacea, or sea squirt, a kind of weird sea animal. This tasted like the smell of seaweed but weirder. I couldn't eat a lot of this.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Gyoza pizza

You may remember gyoza from a few months back. They are small dumplings with meat inside them. This place has decided to put their own spin on them, using the shell as a pizza base. It worked, although it was a little salty.

Yellowtail

A lovely, succulent piece of fish. Almost no bones either.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Meatball sushi

Something for the sushi purists to shake their heads at

Friday, September 2, 2011

Ishiyaki gomoku ankake yakisoba

Ishiyaki means grilled on a stone. Gomoku means five or more important ingredients, in this case cabbage, shrimp, pork, squid, baby bamboo and mushroom. Ankake means a gloopy sauce. Yakisoba is a kind of noodle. A complicated dish but lovely to eat.

Tuna and avocado wrapped in yuba

This is raw tuna and avocado wrapped in yuba, yuba being the skin from soy bean paste, similar to tofu.

Swordfish

Raw swordfish. Lovely. Brilliant presentation as usual.

Namako

Raw sea cucumber soaked in vinegar. The vinegar taste was pretty strong but still nice enough.