Sunday, November 26, 2006

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.

Yaki MentaiInterestingly, 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.


Anonymous said...

Great blog! I've been following your gastronomic exploits for a few months now, and have read all postings. I only have a budget of $300 a month for food, so I'm dining precariously through you (and a little jealous, I might add). Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

i think Anonymous meant "vicariously" though the yaki mentai looked precarious to eat. Anyway we just moved into Robertson Quay area, so your reviews of all the places around here are especially helpful!~ :)
we tried most of the standard stuff at Hakata: ramen, sushi, tempura etc., they all do the job reasonably. Also had the Hakata unagi you mentioned in your earlier review, Shiro had better unagi though (thicker, fatter, and overall more luxurious texture), but obviously that's a different league in price!


Melanie Moreira said...

Hi! I loved your blog and I used a picture from you to show the negitoro in a recipe. I home you'll not be angry with me, I linked your blog.
Best regards,

bma said...

OK thanks for asking!