All posts tagged: Japanese food

A Meat Mountain on the Rice

Have you ever heard that Japanese people love eating roasted-beef with rice? I can imagine western people are suprised to know that, but anyway we lovely eat it as a fast food called “Roasted-beef don”. Actually it’s really good. Roasted-beef on the rice with raw fresh egg, cream cheese and wasabi soy sauce is best matching! Here are pictures taken when I visited IONE mall in Kaihin Makuhari, Chiba prefecture. This is info of where I’ve eaten in. Rostobifu Hoshi is restraunt chain located several spots in Japan. See the beautiful rock mountain covered with snow! Are you ready to climb up? Unfortunately the restaurant above is not located in Tokyo but Chiba. This area of Kaihin Makuhari is popular for Makuhari stadium where various seasonal events and business conferences are held. Also, a lot of  hotels and accomodations are here. It’s convenient for people who visit Tokyo Disneyland since it’s close by Keiyo line. I see more foreigners here recently. There are so many Roasted-beef don restaurants also in Tokyo but I don’t have enough time to summarize them today… let me show you next time!

My best beef tongue in Sangenjyaya

I believe Japanese beef is the highest quality on earth. When I say high quality beef, it’s marbled beef which is like a masterpiece of art or greater than that. You can enjoy it even by visual itself not only its taste. Among such beautiful beefs are available in Yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) restaurants in Japan and they are fiercely competing each other especially in Tokyo area. “Yakiniku Sakamoto” is one of my best Yakiniku restaurant located near Sangenjyaya Sta. of Tokyu-denentoshi-line.  It serves awesome high rate beefs, and my favorite menu is Jyou atsugiri tansio (High rank thick slices of beef tongue with salt). See this beautiful pieces of marbled beef tongue. It’s so high brand, fresh, smooth and crazy tender! Once you experience the taste you won’t be able to eat tender sirloin beef because it’s not “tender” for you anymore. Only this beef tongue is the real tender beef! You can eat them even as raw meat since it’s too fresh, we call it “niku sashi” (Sashimi of meat) if we eat meat as it’s raw. I recommend you to grill …

Real Japaese food never exist in overseas

Hello people who are living in or came from out of Japan. Have you ever tried “Real Japanese food” in Japan? I want you to well understand that Japanese food served in your country is NOT Japanese food because their tastes are throughly customized to local prople. To be honest I have never met good Japanese food other than Japan even though I have visited more than 25 countries ever in my life.  In addition, the real Japanese food is not as expensive as your country and has much more variations. I can show you an example for such the real Japanese food. Do you know Tempura? Tempura is a Japanese national and traditional dish of seafood and vegetables (evem ice-cream is possible) which are battered and deep-fried. Battered and fried vegetables used to be called “syojin-age” in the very past time  and they were loved by monks in temples, and finally distinguished from tempura. But know, there’s no more distinction and all are called tempura. I know more people from overseas are eating nowadays. Well then, what about “Ebi-mayo”? I’m sure you don’t know. It is little arranged Shurimp tempura …

Yakitori “Toritaka” at Futakotamagawa

My first time to visit this Yakitori restaurant where is located 5 min walk form Futakotamagawa Sta. of Tokyu Denentoshi line. The name is Toritaka(酉たか), which is well known and high evalueted by Tokyo people for its great Yakitori tastes. I have tried a dinner course this time. I booked 2 seats just 1hour befo re my visit and found available. I guess weekday is not as busy as weekend. They prepare 3 types of dinner course and a la carte menu and courses varies by the number of yakitori skewer like 1,980 yen for 7 skewers, 2,780 yen for 10skewers  and 3,380 yen for 12 skewers. a A variety of Yakitori and vegitable menu is available. Chicken noodle, soup, Oyako-don which is a dish consists of raice and half-baked egg are much attractive to me but couldn’t try all this time.. Very strange visual to you, isn’t it? More good yakitori resutaurant service this. Most of Japanese people love chicken lever. So do I. If you don’t like the taste of lever, you can start with this, a heart of chicken. Very less smell of blood if …