Friday, November 18, 2011
Food for Friday: Yes I ate this (Tokyo March 16th, 2011)
I wish I knew what the name of this izakaya. It's on Daiichi-Keihin in Shiba, Tokyo. But I kept seeing it and finally got up the nerve to go in for lunch since it was open on March 16th.
I was the only customer besides a small group of men at a table. Of course I forgot, they allow smoking and they were smoking. Will remember from now on.
A few of the specials on the wall. It actually wasn't that hard to order from the menu. A lot of restaurants will have photos if not also attempt English translations. It helped that I can read hiragana too. Want to see what I ordered?
I was a little nervous because I don't know quite what to expect. But hunger makes one try out new things. So I tried out this set meal. Miso soup, cold tofu and what I thought was salmon on rice.
The soup and tofu were quite good.
I also ordered a side of shrimp. This was really good. I should have ordered a beer to go with it. But it was early and I wanted to go explore after this.
So what was the deal with the salmon dish? It looked good.
What I didn't know is there was raw egg on it. Which I can deal with. I've yet to have any stomach problems eating in Japan. Including ice cream which in other countries doesn't do so well.
The other thing about this dish?Well the white mound was rather hot daikon topped with wasabi. The fish and rice were very tasty as long as I watched that mound of hotness. Very challenging but I did eat all of the fish and rice! And was proud to say I did it!
I've just submitted this to the November J-Festa. You can see more interesting dining experiences here.