Negiyaki: Okonomiyaki with lots of spring onions.
Okonomiyaki with squid, prawn, pork and soba(noodles). Very good!
We tried toppings of mochi(the white clump in the picture) and cheese(cheapy supermarket slice cheese), also with udon added. Didn’t turn out very well….
Famous Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki place that we were stupid enough to go on a freezing-cold Friday evening. When we arrived at 20:30, there were 20 people waiting in the queue…not being able to think of a plan B, we ended up waiting for an hour outside. -o-;;;;; The last order is 21:30, but after that people still kept coming and coming, asking if it was still okay and the staff had to keep turning them off. There are only counter seats and the food is cooked in front of us. Relatively healthy okonomiyaki style with very thin layer of batter as the base, an egg on the top, and lots of lots of cabbage in between. Major toppings are pork, squid and prawn. Soba(not buckwheat but noodles) or udon are usually added too. Since it has more cabbage and less batter compared to say Osaka-style, it is much less heavy. The shop is opened from 11am til 10:30pm – apparently the time between lunch and dinner during weekdays is pretty empty(weekend is busy all day).
Add: 3-5 Kajicho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku
Old fashioned “Spaghetti Naporitan”. Ingredients are bacon, ham, onion, bell pepper, mushroom. Sauce is tomato ketchup. I seldom order this even though every yoshoku place has it on the menu. But it is quite nice once in a while~. Fried oysters are very good too.
Full course lunch is 3500yen(no tax, no service charge).
Focaccia with rosemary.
Oyster carpaccio, Checca Sauce. The oyster is a bit salty, but the sauce has nice citrus flavour.
Fedelini with dried salted tuna roe. Spicy with real hot little chilli in it. Lots of seafood like scallops, prawns, clams, fish meat. Love the fish taste!
Agnolotti – traditional North Italian pasta apparently. Smaller than the usual ravioli, stuffed with pork belly and cheese. Green because of the spinach mixed in it.
Roasted Iberico pork. Fat and meat nicely balanced, very juicy. The sauce is made from eshallot and pork stock and something else I couldn’t catch when the waiter explained. Very delicious too. Actually I like the meat dish better than the pasta, which is usual for me in an Italian restaurant.
Lunch set comes with a small coffee. Dessert is optional.
Lunch menu(Japanese only): 1, 2.