Party at a place specialised in raw horumon(or motsu, i.e. giblets).
Kimchi and beansprout. Assorted motsu with sesame oil.
Harami sashi(raw beef diaphragm). Grilled shibire(lymph gland) with salt.
Tofu salad. Senmai sashi(raw beef stomach).
レバ刺し。 焼きの盛り合わせ ミックス焼き。
Raw liver. Assorted grilled motsu with sauce.
Beef stomach(hard parts) and leek. Grilled beef tongue with salt.
Ox tail soup(both regular and spicy).
Stir-fried kobukuro(my god I just realise this is uterus….) and Chinese chives.
Very good food, if you can stomach raw giblets. No unpleasant smell at all since they are so fresh and seasoned well. Particularly liked the assorted motsu, harami, shibire and the tail soup.
Unfortunately the would-be-great dinner ended with an unhappy incident that, despite we had ordered tail soup enough for everyone in advance, the restaurant told us it was sold out. They managed to deliver the last two bowls of the tail soup, but they were to be shared between 15 people! I had a spoon of each and some people didn’t get to eat it at all. Everyone was really looking forward to it so it was really disappointing. So make sure you order early!
Hmm…I don’t remember if I had liver raw before,..wonder how that taste like (less ‘pastey’ for sure?). Before your blog, I never knew Japanese eat so many non-fish sashimi too, even something like giblets, horse, and that one time with those wild game meat…^^;;;
Raw liver is smooth and soft, texture and taste a bit like those chinese “pig’s blood”. It has a sweet taste to it naturally. Very nice with sesame oil and a bit of salt~.
Most of the restaurants I went to that serve raw meat, are usually run by Japanese but always have kimchi and bibimbap and Korean soup…maybe it is considered Korean?
really…haha, maybe it’s just that spicy kimchi and stone bowl go well (contrast) with raw meat…?
Maybe~~ I didn’t know until recently that yakiniku is considered “Korean”…^^;;
Yakiniku is pretty much like Korean bbq?
Perhaps Yakiniki is a korean thing as in Ramen is consider chinese?
Maybe~~~ funny thing is that when I went to Korea for a tour, all the yakiniku places only do pork and no beef!! Maybe I picked only the cheap places that’s why….^^;;;;