Kyushu beef sizzling over glowing Binchotan charcoal, tall dbl Highball in hand. Seafood/Pork/Chicken at the ready. Yakiniku time!!!
Literally a Mom n’ Pop shop. Poppa San in back of house, Momma San (how he addressed her) effortlessly working the front of the house solo. Momma San was a tad reserved initially. She “warmed up” after we enthusiastically ordered the Family Set for four (we were two) with Highballs and chilled Sakes. We’re here to play!!
Live Fire and Tall Drinks. The Best Appetizer!!
Hokusai ShortRib, Boneless ShortRib, Strip Loin and Veggies.
Freshly shucked Scallops still clinging to the shell, Squid and Prawns.
Kyushu Chicken Thigh Meat, Black Pig Rib and Horumon.
The Binchotan fired up quickly.
The Sake flowed seamlessly, my Japan speak got remarkably better , Momma San’s English got darn good. Lots of bows and smiles as we gratefully thanked our hosts and ventured forth into the night. Evenings like tonight are why we love Japan!!