Kushiage Restaurant. The art of Kushikatsu

This evening, we got down to a full Kushikatsu Omakase. The Kushikatsu, those delicious fried skewers are absolutely outstanding.

Crunchy on the outside, a world of surprises in the inside…

The mix of vegetables and meats or fish, wrapped in ginger or pickled vegetables result in an explosion of tastes. Served with several sauces, a mustard sesame sauce or vinigar, you can simply dip your Kushikatsu and let the discovery begin.

The average customer eats 16 Kushikatsu before stopping.

We don’t do average.

We ate 19.

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Death by Tofu in Shinjuku

“Tofu is a white, wobbly, rather tasteless meat substitution, in the western world typically consumed with a thick sauce, or better, submerged in some liquid.”

THINK AGAIN…

Today we had lunch at a very pretty, traditional, japanese tofu restaurant located on the 4th floor of an unexciting office building. A separate room with a tatami floor hosted us four, Yasuko`s friend Tokiko joined in, and a beautifully surprising meal.

The eight (8) dishes came soupy, liquidy, firm, wobbly, salty and sweet, with lots of different mountain vegetables you need to come over to Japan to taste. The whole meal came at about 30 USD per person. See for yourself… and if you come to Tokyo go for the experience, a must do which will make you leave that place with a big 🙂