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So, The Cat and The Mouse tried the Japanese/Vietnamese restaurant the other day. While there, another customer ordered oxtail soup. Since The Cat likes oxtail soup, we asked him how it was, he said very good. The Cat wanted to try, so the next day we went back.

Oxtail Soup

The broth is same as pho. Not quite what The Cat was expecting but still good (and the leftover broth jelled).

The Mouse went with appetizers.


Well made, The Mouse would order again. Mmm.

Spring Rolls

Yes, The Mouse ordered again. Hee hee.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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New restaurant in the neighborhood. Japanese/Vietnamese cuisine. At first the menu looked a bit daunting, especially the Japanese selections until you look closer. Three prices, first is the entrΓ©e, second is sashimi added, and the third is sashimi and tempura added. In reality, the prices are reasonable.

Spring Rolls

Becomes The Mouse’s (and maybe The Cat’s) new favorite spring rolls.

Eye Round Steak and Tendon Pho

The Cat threw in the vegetables before The Mouse could take a pic. The broth was well cooked, the leftover broth gelled. Thumbs up.

Ahi Belly Ginger


Chocolate Tapioca

The Mouse was happy, pudding was made with coconut milk, The Mouse is not a big fan of coconut milk, but better than dairy. πŸ™‚

The Cat has declared this restaurant is on the go-to list. Yay!

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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The Mouse has a new-ish phone, for some reason, The Mouse dunno why, whenever a pic is taken, there are several other files that show up. The Mouse got mixed up and didn’t see some of the izakaya pics to download. Let’s just call this post izakaya part 2. Sigh.

House Made Tofu with Shoyu Jelly

One of their signature starters. Mmm.

Monkfish Liver

You know monkfish liver? Looks like something Stephen King might dream up? Anyways, the liver has been called foie gras of the sea. The Mouse gave his portion to The Cat’s schoolmate, first time try. Nom!

Fish Bone Chips

Another of the izakaya’s signature appetizers. Mixed in are sardine chips, also deep fried. Both are nom. Hee hee.

Ok, that’s all the pics from the izakaya eats. The Mouse says too much technology, The Cat says operator error.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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No reservations, walk-in, a spur of the moment “see if we can get in” dinner. Lucky or maybe because of the health scare that cannot be named. A table available at one of The Cat and The Mouse’s favorite izakaya.

Hamachi Collar
Spider Roll
Yuzu Sorbet

The Mouse just realized, the meal began and ended with custard. Good job! Hee hee. πŸ™‚

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Established 1935, wow!

Menu Cover

The Mouse ordered old school (small-kid time hanabata days).

Hamburger Deluxe and Small Saimin

Believe it not, the two items are actually listed in the menu as a choice. You don’t have to order ala carte. πŸ˜‰

The Cat ordered kinda old school.

Nabeyaki Udon

Think of it as the “everything including the kitchen sink” of noodle bowls, shrimp tempura, chicken, egg, kamaboko, etc. The only thing missing would be a teri beef stick. Hee hee.

The Cat saw butterfish on the okazu-ya side of the restaurant, ordered that too to try try.

Butterfish Nitsuke

Butterfish filet simmered in shoyu, sugar, sake/mirin. The Cat really liked and, compared to the fine dining restaurants, inexpensive.

The Cat has approved a return soon. πŸ™‚

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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