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2019 Tokyo Food Crawl – Day 6 Dinner: "YORONIKU," Michelin 1* Yakiniku

Charles Yu | Mar 12, 201902:30 PM     1

Ever since I had my first initial baptism at Tokyo’s Yakiniku Jumbo Shirokane years ago, I was instantly converted into an addict for fine quality Japanese Yakiniku! The smoky, melt-in-the-mouth, caramelized Wagyu beef combined with super-delicious dipping sauces made every bite a heavenly culinary venture! As such, the meal at tonight’s ‘Yoroniku’ is among one of the most anticipated meal of my trip…..and it did not disappoint!

After walking for hours at the Digital Interactive Art Museum during the first half of a ‘ finally sunny ‘ day, I have accumulated enough reserve to allow me to indulge on some high calorific, artery clogging, marbled Japanese Beef. In order to feast and make comparison on a whole spectrum of different cuts of beef, I opted for the Omakase which featured the sampling of 9 different cuts, from flavorful and chewy cuts around the Blade and Hind areas to the more lavish, tender and melt-in-the-mouth Chateaubriand and Rib Eye cuts.

A friendly lady server did our cooking and also provided us with instructions as to how to proceed with our tasting……eating the prepared meat as-is or with the correct choice of dipping sauces provided. The whole experience was fun and most enjoyable. We topped off our meal by sharing a ‘ small size ‘ Japanese shaved ice dessert – Kakigori. If this foot tall beast is a small size, I hate to imagine what a large one is like?!

A last word pertaining to the delicious Kimchee condiments of the ‘Banchan’ offered. Unlike the usually spicier and more tangy, Korean version, the subtle sweetness and milder Japanese preparation was much more delightful and agreeable to my palate. If it wasn’t for the extra-sensitive olfactory capability of our Canadian custom’s dogs, I would have packed a whole bunch in my luggage!

Another great meal strike off the list. Another day closer to returning home! Sigh!!

NOTE: Photos are posted in the same order of the menu.

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