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Last weekend, time shift and all. Hee hee.

The Place

We tried it once before, seemed like they were aiming toward a younger crowd. Last week, the lunch crowd seemed more The Mouse’s age. Maybe it was a re-branding? Dunno.

Matcha Tea

A good start.

Meal Accompaniments

Pickles, side (fried fish cake), salad, miso soup.

So far so good.

Ordered something The Mouse hasn’t tried before.

Ahi Zuke and Yamaimo Don

Soy sauce based marinated ahi sashimi and mountain yam over rice. Yum.

And, a little something to “cleanse the palate” at the end.

Yuzu Sorbet

Overall, a little pricey, definitely not cheap eats. A nice occasional treat “once in a blue moon”. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Yeah, I know, time lag …

Across the street from the farmers market location.

Ichiriki

Hot pot.

The Cat ordered the lunch special.

Wagyu Beef and Ground Chicken

With lots of vegetables.

The Mouse, not that much into hot pots, ordered sides and a bowl of rice.

Spicy Tuna with Crispy Seaweed

And

Mushroom Medley

Both were very good. One sock off.

The Cat’s plate even had a piece of salmon.

The Cat’s Bowl

And dessert.

Green Tea Shave Ice

Lots of shave ice. 🙂

The Cat liked it enough to add to the list of “can return” places to eat. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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We now return to regularly scheduled programming. Whenever the computer updates, The Mouse’s rhythm gets messed up. Even today, Apple is trying to update something. Let’s see if I can get something done.

The Cat had a lunch meeting at Ichiriki, a Japanese nabe restaurant.

Shrimp Appetizer

 

Raw Materials

Ground chicken, beef rib eye?, and veggies for the hot soup.

The Cat didn’t take a picture of the “final” dish, it was a business meeting after all.

The Mouse stayed home and ate “bachelor style”.

Soy Beans and Fish Steaks in Hot Green Chile

 

Tin

Looks like the computer is still acting a little finicky (iTunes is trying to update something).

Hope you had a great weekend.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Checking out an okazu-ya The Mouse has not tried before.

Front

Got there a little after 6:00 am and SPAM musubi already sold out. Sigh.

Box

Inarizushi, onigiri, konbu maki (teriyaki beef, carrot, gobo) wrapped in seaweed, egg. Not bad, the onigiri was a little mushy in texture though.

As a bonus.

Collard Greens

This time with pork fat, onions, and tomato. Interesting.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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One Tastebud at a Time

Yesterday’s “epic” izakaya experience. At least for The Cat’s consultant’s new “friend”. Our favorite izakaya here in SPAMland.

Menu Cover

Menu Cover

Sushi Izakaya Gaku. The Cat said the kanji means “joyful”. And eating here has been. Very.

The consultant’s friend is new to Japanese food, so we had to “go easy on her”. No super exotic dishes.

Sake

Sake

 

Deep Fried Fish Bones

Deep Fried Fish Bones

 

Tamagoyaki

Tamagoyaki

 

California Roll

California Roll

Because … California roll is “safe”. 😉

Ikura Zushi

Ikura Zushi

One “regular” (on the left), and one using salmon for the wrap. Because the consultant’s favorite sushi ingredient is ikura. He was impressed.

Hamachi Kama

Hamachi Kama

The Cat likes.

Hamachi Nigiri

Hamachi Nigiri

The Cat also likes.

Gyūtan (牛タン)

Gyūtan (牛タン)

The Mouse likes.

Yamaimo, Ume, and Shiso Makizushi

Yamaimo, Ume, and Shiso Makizushi

Try try … very refreshing, cleans the palate. The Mouse loves.

Kurobuta Sausage with Cheese

Kurobuta Sausage with Cheese

Just in case the friend needed something “familiar”. To give her credit, she was a real trooper and was willing to try almost anything.

Spider Roll

Spider Roll

For dessert …

Japanese Custard

Japanese Custard

 

Yuzu Sorbet

Yuzu Sorbet

And

Match Ice Cream

Match Ice Cream

Both consultant and friend were impressed.

The Mouse’s job is done.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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