It’s winter. It’s cold. It’s late at night. You and your friends are hungry. What to do? Well… actually, a lot if you are in Japan. But one great way to beat the cold and hunger is 焼き肉 yakiniku. Here’s one of such example…
Prepare the sauce and out comes the charcoal-powered grill.
Some of the many raw items you can order to grill including various parts of the cow, pig and their intestines. Many items ranging from 300 to 700 yen a plate and some special items costing up to 1600 yen. This particular shop specializes in grilled hormones.
Side dishes of various pickled veggies including kimchi.
Seasoned raw beef mixed with a raw egg. This was amazingly delicious! (Hey… gotta be adventurous you know?)
THIS is what we came for. Can you identify any of them? Because I couldn’t ^^;. Meat is meat. Throw in the fire and it’ll be good!
We’ll start with the beef tongues!
Then throw in the hormones and thin sliced whatever that meat is!
Then throw in whatever else is left! Then order more!
Like pork tongue!
And when the heat picks up… BURN, BABY, BURN!
Best part of the night: . A giant, thick slab of meat marinated in a giant ceramic jar? I can only see good things coming out of this…
Grilled to tender juicy perfection.
Well, that was certainly an awesome night. Nothing like grilling some food and having a drink while relaxing and sharing some laughs together with a couple of friends after finals. I believe this is a must-do in Japan. There is also another version which I’ll cover in another post :)