I am in a Meat Coma
Today I had lunch with my brother, not @yomikibagami, but the other one that lives near me. @yomikibagami is lucky enough to be in Japan and eating this stuff all the time, but now that my other brother told me about this new restaurant, I will be eating here a few times a month.
One of the best things that I remember about Japan was the food and when I lived in Korea, these types of restaurants were everywhere. The type where you could eat an unlimited amount of meat and cook it yourself at the table. In Korea, we would call these places the "beef and leaf" because we would cook our meat, dip it in some sauce, put some rice in the lettuce leaf, then roll it all up like a taco and eat it.
These restaurants are amazing for groups of friends because you all would grab a few plates of meats, throw it on the grills and then hang out while it all cooked, eat and then repeat. If you have a good group of friends, you can spend a few hours in these places if you pace yourself right.
These little guys are called Gyoza in Japan. In Korea, they would be called Mandu. Here in the US we have the dumbest name for them and call them potstickers. They are filled with meaty goodness and they are delicious. Normally when you go to a Japanese place to eat here in the US it is about 3-6 bucks for about 6 of these, but it is all you can eat here. You want to be careful though and not fill up on them because the real reason you are here is the meat selection:
Spicy Korean Chicken
Spicy Korean Pork Roast
Sesame Pork Belly
Spicy Korean Pork Belly
Jingus Kan (Hokkaido Style Lamb)
Korean Short Rib
Gyutan Cow Tongue
New York Strip Steak
I am pretty sure I tried just about all of it. My favorite was the brisket and the New York Strip Steak. They were seasoned and then the dipping sauce was amazing.
I am going to be taking the whole family there this weekend for dinner. My son is super excited about going there. Whenever we ask him what he wants for dinner he always wants some type of Asian cuisine. This place is amazing. What is your favorite food? Share a picture in the comments and let me know. I am looking forward to seeing what you all like to eat.