More from Hakata Nihon Ryori
Yep - back again. Here's the negitoro don from Hakata. This turned out pretty much just as I wanted it to. Unfortunately, I couldn't quite say the same about the tempura, whose batter was surprisingly heavy.
Interestingly, they also had yaki mentai, something I noticed at Raku a while back but was puzzled by the objective of it. The taste wasn't anything special either. Is grilling really a common way to prepare mentaiko up in Kyushu? It still comes across as rather odd to me.
And finally, it's worth noting that they were a bit understaffed here. The same was true last time, but I thought maybe it was just because it was a Friday night. On a much less busy Sunday, they still struggled a bit. Well, in the end, it wasn't any huge problem, and I'll definitely still come back, but just a few things to be mindful of next time.