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Have to assume it is me, definitely missing something


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Have to assume it is me, definitely missing something

Delucacheesemonger | | Dec 6, 2009 03:12 PM

Been in Japan for a month now in very varied locales. In all but Tokyo have been eating at homes or in lesser restaurants as unagi donburi. okonomiyaki, and noodle shops and have been very pleased. Intense food, served simply, very hot, and inexpensive. Who could ask for more. Then l came to Tokyo. Been here for a week or so and with another hound went to five Michelin starred restaurants over that period. l sit here scratching my head and feel like have been through Emperor`s new clothes. Is it my palate that is screwed up from too many years in USA and France? What l have been getting here is micromanaged food. Little bits of various things, always luke warm, other than the soups, that are plated really well, but are so subtle for me do not see the point. The price points are ludicrous but that is my governments fault not the restaurant, so should not be issue. Have done kaiseke types three times, a tempura star, and a super sushi, and have come away really crabby. Granted of the five, Hirosaku had every course menuwise spot on. They figured out exactly what l like and did it beautifully. Service was perfect, price was more than fair, food well cooked and presented, but afterwards felt would like to go for a burger or two to really eat. Sure it is me, rest of world cannot be wrong, but this weekend went for ramen with another hound and for 1000 yen, had a meal that l could easily eat once a week forever.

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