Kushinobo, Isetan The Cube, Shinjuku

Fry everything. Fry it all on a stick. That's what kushikatsu means to me.   I got the Miybai lunch special.   I had to look at other diners to figure out what this plate was about (separates the sauces). And everything surrounding it (ALL the sauces). And the fish above it (put used skewers there). … Continue reading Kushinobo, Isetan The Cube, Shinjuku


matenrou, Tokyo Skytree, Sumida

On the way to Jojoen previously, I noticed meat. It was a teppanyaki place and I wanted to come back to try it. So we did.   Sweet views.   Fortunately, we asked what was good. They recommended this sort of seafood pancake that had some roe. It was tasty!   Some veggies, to offset … Continue reading matenrou, Tokyo Skytree, Sumida

Chez Panisse, Berkeley

A culinary landmark.   I went upstairs for the more casual cafe.   Though known for focusing on quality ingredients, I thought the bread was rather standard.   I think this might have been my favorite part of the meal!  Local halibut tartare with cucumbers, radishes, green coriander and ginger.   I eventually tried to recreate … Continue reading Chez Panisse, Berkeley