Thursday, January 24, 2008
We had a fantastic dinner last night at an izakaya which is a sake bar/restaurant that serves lots of spirits and a wide variety of small dishes to soak up the alcohol. Couldn't tell you the name of the place as English was not part of the program. I sampled a few types of sake while Sarah fell in love with a basil-infused shochu. The food ran the gamut from absurdly delicious (mackerel dried with green tea then grilled) to interesting (see the two series above of us trying the "blue pickled thing") to vile (see last photo; I dubbed this "burnt joy"). Oh, and if anyone can identify the second photo I'd be delighted. We think it could have been octupus, mushrooms or tendons.