Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I have decided to try the 'large' picture format, instead of 'medium.'  What do you think?
Lately, I've been super busy with residency forms and whatnot, so not as much time for updates.  I'm so behind on fun things!
We got yakitori a little while back, and it was delectable!  Yakitori is basically random parts of chicken on skewers, then grilled.  You can find almost every part of the chicken used for yakitori.  It's especially popular amongst the Japanese 'salaryman' -- they go here after work, have some skewers, have a smoke and some beer.  Needless to say, our restaurant was very smoky.  ;)
Chicken thigh with scallion -- an ever-popular choice, also chicken neck, chicken butt

Takoyaki: the BEST takoyaki I've had!  It was perfectly crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside, with just enough octopus filling.

Sorry, we forgot to snap pictures.  :)  But this was chicken heart and chicken stomach.  We couldn't tell which was which, since the language barrier prevented us from reading the menu.  :P  I didn't like either, so I let Kevin and Dan tackle them.  One of them had a very crunchy texture which I disliked.

We finished off our meal with some small grilled fish.  You eat the whole thing, bones and skin and all.  Not bad.
So that's a primer on yakitori!  All you need to do is be a little daring.  We couldn't read the menu at all.  Luckily, our waitress could translate a bit, and we were shameless about pointing at our neighbors' dishes.
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