December 04, 2006


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Dinner party at a traditional Japanese restaurant more than 100 years old. Speciality is horse meat, also called "sakura meat" in Japan.
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Horse meat Tsukudani.
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馬刺し:霜降りと ロース 。 タルタルステーキ。
Two kinds of horse meat sashimi - more expensive shimofuri(meat marbled with fat), and loin meat. Somehow the cheaper loin meat is actually nicer. Both are sweet and tender.
Tartar steak - ground raw horse meat, with sesame oil, and a raw egg yolk. Very good. The sesame oil and the egg yolk combined to give the lean meat a smoother texture and a nice fragrance.
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Horse meat sushi is incredible, while the grilled horse meat skewer is no good - the meat is too hard.
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桜鍋。ザク: ねぎ、しらたき、麩。
Sakura nabe: horse meat sukiyaki. Tender and juicy, no need to cook too long, dip into a bowl of raw egg before you eat. Also added to the nabe are leek, shirataki and fu. The warishita is miso and soy sauce and zarame sugar.
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Steak. Thick cut and tender. Homemade pickles are so good you can eat them alone.
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Eggs are added to the leftover soup, and you are supposed to scoop the sweet full-of-meat-flavour egg and add onto the rice. It is so yummy!
Dessert is Matcha ice-cream.

[ japanese food | 浅草 ]

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I like the sukiyaki style, and sushi!

seat | December 8, 2006 12:58 AM

Amongst all the different ways to eat the horse meat, which is your favourite?

scenic | December 7, 2006 09:13 PM

I would have thought it was beef if no one told me it was horse meat. ^^;; Actually the skewer and the steak are additional order, not included in the course.

seat | December 6, 2006 11:46 PM

Those horse wood cut on the wall are so cool!! AH!!! *_*

Freda | December 6, 2006 11:21 AM

It sounds like a wonder to eat the horse meat as raw but then I think about rare steak or beef tataki, it's the same thing...^^;;; The tartar looks good (dunno why i'm such a sucker when a dish is topped with a raw egg) How does horse taste like? The course let you eat it in every way: raw, grilled, sukiyaki, steak, dried (?) ^^;;

Freda | December 6, 2006 11:14 AM