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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

OOSAKI: Yakiniku Koyo... highly ranked old skool Yakiniku with the grandma's original oil painting on all the walls.

Company dinner! Yeah! A very very popular Yakiniku spot that has been around for years... Reservations are possible except for Fridays. 

Lots of oil paintings by the old lady owner.

We arrived at 6pm and there was only 1 couple here.

This place is so busy that the meat is brought in fresh daily and the owner mentioned there was no need to hit up the expensive meats as the regular ones are just as good.

Cow Tongue fairly tender

My absolute favorite was this Harami Beef.  Very thick pieces but so super tender... kinda reminded me of beef tenderloin.   Next time I will only order this one!
(Regular Harami 1,700 yen Special Harami 2,200 yen)


Stamina Plate... filled with liver and stomach parts!  
I am not a fan of super chewy offal that takes forever to bite apart.

Regular draft beers and large bottled beers 650yen.

Those stomach offal parts were so fatty the grill started flaming!

Sweet tomato 400 yen and a dish of squid.

Korean pancake chijimi... hmm... ho hum... 800yen. A pass.

Stained glass over the kitchen entrance.

Now for all the oil paintings.  The elderly mama-san now puts in a 12 hour shift and has no time to paint anymore. Osaki Station area has developed tremendously with so many new office buildings so there is a steady stream of diners every night. 

Unfortunately dessert menu was so sad... just 3 choices and one was vanilla ice cream.

I would like to say I'll be back but you sure do pay for the quality they serve up here.
Will be back again for a business dinner but highly unlikely to go out of my way to Osaki just for this... Mata ne!

Restaurant: Yakiniku Koyo
Address J: 東京都品川区大崎3-6-7
Address E: Tokyo, Shinagawa-ku, Osaki 3-6-7

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Monday, September 26, 2016

ROPPONGI HILLS: DISCOBAR GALAXIE at Belgian Beer Weekend! Closing out a fun Sunday~

First time to actually enter the Belgian Beer festivities! 

DISCOBAR GALAXIE on deck... the crowd was really jumpin.

Before buying your chips you need to purchase a glass cup for 800yen.

10 chips for 2,000 yen if I remember correctly...

Each beer has the coin fee and also the percentage of alcohol.. of course to get my moneys worth went for the 3 coin drinks with the highest alcohol content!

Galaxie closing song...

Stuck with the Gouden Carolus Classic and Tripel the entire night.
A very smooth flavorful beer... gonna have to pick this up for home.

If you ever see any event notices for beer festivals in Roppongi Hills its definitely well worth it!  Its easy to chat up everyone... lots of friendly folks.

Restaurant: Belgian Beer Weekend
Address J: 東京都港区六本木6-10-1 六本木ヒルズ
Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Roppongi 6-10-1

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

AZABU JUBAN: Chinese Cafe Eight ... did I really come back exactly 1 week later! Yes Maam! Peking Duck for 3!! Crazy Full!!!

I hate to post this again as I was just here last week but sharing 1 Peking duck with 7 people left me craving this stuff again.

Beer Menu

Here we go!!! 1 whole Peking Duck for 3 people... yum!

I'm such a mess in trying to wrap the duck properly but it all tastes the same.

With the left over duck they make a great tender stirfry plate... perfectly lightly spicy and so addictive.  The duck was sooooo super tender!

Then come the duck veggie soup!  Has a very nice addictive tangy flavor.

Three 150yen dumpling plates, one Peking Duck and a few drinks worked out to about 1750yen each!  The 2,880 yen duck is fabulous as its really a 3 course order (duck, stirfry and soup). I was absolutely stuffed... well worth it!

We sat next to the Azabu Juban ENEOS gas station and there are always exotics gassing up here.  A Maybach Mercedes... there was a AMG GTS too.

Restaurant: Chinese Cafe Eight - Azabu Juban Branch
Address J: 東京都港区麻布十番1-7-5 フェスタ麻布 1F
Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Azabu Juban 1-7-5

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