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  1. At least I remembered dessert!
Izakaya places always have the best desserts. In this case: matcha creme brulee with a gooseberry (although the menu did say “gooseberry sauce”, maybe they got lazy/busy?). Good crackle (nothing worse than a BURNT brulee which I’ve had far too often for my liking) & excellent/creamy texture (not grainy at all!)
Paired with a strawberry chiffon cake with tart orange sauce (the cake was filled with strawberry cream and had some glazed/sauteed strawberries and kiwi on top). This was heaven in my mouth. Legit
Other food we had: cold edamame (nice glaze on it but I HATE cold edamame), Tasting platter (agedashi tofu, beef tataki, lotus root “gyoza” —It was more tempura style which was weird), ishi-yaki (Dan’s fave), and Bavette Steak (i thought it was nasty: the sauce was so sweet. I tried a teensy bit of meat and did not like the texture AT ALL)
OVERALL: good izakaya place (healthy-ish: not as many fried items as Guu or even Kingyo) but I wish the menu descriptions were a bit more accurate (ex. “gyoza”, overly sweet entree, cold edamame, lack of sauce on brulee). Lets say 8/10 this time
 

    At least I remembered dessert!

    Izakaya places always have the best desserts. In this case: matcha creme brulee with a gooseberry (although the menu did say “gooseberry sauce”, maybe they got lazy/busy?). Good crackle (nothing worse than a BURNT brulee which I’ve had far too often for my liking) & excellent/creamy texture (not grainy at all!)

    Paired with a strawberry chiffon cake with tart orange sauce (the cake was filled with strawberry cream and had some glazed/sauteed strawberries and kiwi on top). This was heaven in my mouth. Legit

    Other food we had: cold edamame (nice glaze on it but I HATE cold edamame), Tasting platter (agedashi tofu, beef tataki, lotus root “gyoza” —It was more tempura style which was weird), ishi-yaki (Dan’s fave), and Bavette Steak (i thought it was nasty: the sauce was so sweet. I tried a teensy bit of meat and did not like the texture AT ALL)

    OVERALL: good izakaya place (healthy-ish: not as many fried items as Guu or even Kingyo) but I wish the menu descriptions were a bit more accurate (ex. “gyoza”, overly sweet entree, cold edamame, lack of sauce on brulee). Lets say 8/10 this time

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