Our sake, retrain ourselves and order a small bottle.
Note too sweet, a very decent sake for $18
A peek into the kitchen, look at that fire where our Yakitori (grilled over charcoal fire) are being cook
Kawa (chicken skin), Sunagimo (gizzard) and Negima (leg & leek)
~ you can definetly feel the difference with their skewers cook on a charcoal grill and there wasn't need of sauces, just the sea salt was perfect to bring out the flavor that's already enhance by the open fire grill.
The chicken skin was fatty yet super crispy, the gizzards was not that special but lot the leek w/ chicken which have just the right amount of fat & lean.
Nankotsu (soft bone)
~ just ♥ this, crispy crunchy soft
~ rice in bonito broth
This was not that good, the broth was not flavorful and couldn't taste the bonito... but if you want to try this dish, the one at Guu is super good
Pork Belly w/ garlic sprout
Yummmmm, BACON !!!!! The garlic sprout in the middle just balance the oiliness of the bacon and they just infuse each other with the own flavor.
~ Deep fried Chicken Wings stuffed with pork dumpling
This is a must try at Izakaya Ju.... this is the first time trying this version, I only had the Chinese version before where the wings are stuffed with sticky rice which I prefer cause the pork flavor and texture just compete with the chicken's (O_o)" But still like it and it's a really interesting dish to try.
~ pork intestine and yamcake miso stew
The intestine was soft, fatty and infused with the miso flavor; but I'm not sure about the Yamcake which is jelly like... i would have prefer actual yam in it cause the other veggies it in was super soft and flavorful.
~ Deep fried chicken knuckle bones
♥ Love this one and wish we had more sake or beer to eat with,
but we promise ourselves not to order more "drinks"
We end up ordering 2 more dishes not because we were hungry but because we wanted to try it =P
~ soy marinated baby squid
Slippery, salty disgusting goodness...
again, this would be great with sake which all dishes of a Izakaya 居酒屋 should be =D
Which mean we have to come back and order a bigger bottle of sake and order all these dishes again =P
Crispy outside, super soft and moist center... Cook just right, since most places tend to overcook since it sort of look bloody in the middle
Very affordable price at a nearby uptown location.
Great skewers and dishes which goes perfectly with sake or beer
Great friendly service....
and if you haven't been to J-Town (posted here), you could drop by and take a look before dinner
Maybe even grab next day lunch at discounted price at J-Town since they have a lot of end of the day sale.
I got this for only $4, isn't this the prettiest lunch to bring to work (^o^)