Oh what a quandry! We found this lovely Japanese eatery and this is the type of place you want to tell everyone about and yet also want to keep it all to yourself, lest it gets too crowded. But what a waste not to share the pics of the very yummy food! How do I do it? Ahhh, finally it hit me - I just won't name the place! But really, this place needs no further publicity (and we really are late-comers to the game in discovering it). It's packed most days and if you don't already have a reservation, especially on weekends, it may be hard to get a seat.
We had a small selection of grilled items. All of them were excellent. In particular the bacon-wrapped shimeji mushrooms - we tried to order another serving but they ran out (must be popular)! This is the first time I tried kawa (chicken skin) - they are surprisingly not greasy and tasted like very delicate morsels of tender chicken with charred bits. Incredible.
I had an order of tempura moriawase. I wasn't expecting much for the price but wow, this little ensemble came with at least five prawns, two mushrooms, a giant asparagus spear cut into three and lotus root. All very well-done - the batter was light and crisp, with no greasy after-feel.
Interestingly, they trim the ends of the shrimp tails. Fried very crisp, I could eat the shells too (extra calcium is always good for you!). We ended the meal with a dish of cold soba - it had a nice dipping sauce but this was probably the only so-so dish.
Man, I wish we had came here earlier. This is easily hubby's favourite Japanese joint now, and mine too! Well, I'm certainly coming back to try the rest of the items in the menu!