Why is it that I find so many places recently worthy of a Recommended tag? (For the record, it's currently 138 places out of a total 850, and I find that ratio quite acceptable, especially when you consider that some of them are lunch recommendations) I like to think that it's because I'm such a genius at picking restaurants. Unfortunately, in this case I actually passed on visiting the establishment in the past, and was steered into it this time by a friend who must be equally...well, perhaps even more adept.
Kawashima, they left the cream cheese for weeks). I think it was grilled after that. Get 'em while they're hot, because otherwise they get a bit congealed. As Woody scarfed his piece in one go (bloody hell, I'm writing like a Kiwi now. Must be a result of sitting between them all night.), I thought "I've really become Japanese", and cut mine up into bits to be nibbled in alternation with sake.
Shutoan, only...exactly what I was looking for that day and didn't get. Ridiculously strong nuka taste, tons and tons of salt. So ideal with sake. Dangerous. I'm mail ordering some.
my comments last week about the prevalence of special summer sakes on menus recently? This was the summer brew from Laifuku, and we all liked it - everyone had a whole glass to themselves at some point. I think I understand summer sake better after drinking this - soft, fruity, easy, approachable. Really nice.
And there you have it. Please check it out.