Kushiage with a Star

17 12 2014

On our agenda on Day 2 in Osaka was lunching at a “kushiage” (or kushikatsu) restaurant, again in the Kitashinchi neighborhood, very close to the restaurant my friends and I visited the night before.  It’s deep fried food but surprisingly light.  This restaurant, with one Michelin star, does a fine job.

In the center of the table is this plate where skewers of kushiage get placed from which we each take a piece.

In the center of the table is this plate where skewers of kushiage get placed from which we each take a piece.

Dessert

Dessert

Bon





Lunching in Nezu, Tokyo

6 06 2014

This should have been part of the “May Eats” post but I had forgotten about the photos (most of which were not good enough to post) on my “other” iPhone.

I took a Finnish business friend to a special restaurant in the old neighborhood of  Nezu for a Sunday lunch on the day she was going home to New York.  The cuisine was kushiage and the restaurant is housed in a building that has been registered as a “tangible cultural property” by the Agency of Cultural Affairs.

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Store-front

As you can see, I do not have any photos of the great kushiage skewers we enjoyed. Pictured are a beetroot mousse, “ochazuke” with Japanese pickles, and a sesame-flavored blancmange with mango(?) sauce.

Hantei








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