Day 6: Tokumi, Shibu Onsen
After a little disappointed with their dinner last night, we gave them a go again but tonight with their shabu shabu menu. We tried to lower our expectation this time, but we were completely wrong. We totally blown away with their dishes tonight.
|Sashimi: Tuna, Seabream, Amberjack|
|Salad of shrimp with vinegared york dressing|
|Top: sesame sauce and bottom: ponsu-soy sauce|
|Shinshu beef "shabu-shabu"|
The right way to cook your meat in shabu shabu is by gliding the piece of meat touching only the heat from the smoke that come out from the 'shabu shabu' vegetable soup. And cook them to your liking. I like mine medium rare, makes the meat tender and melt-in-your-mouth. I could say this is the best meat I have ever eaten and when I said melt in my mouth, it really was MELTED in my mouth, is that soft. The two sauces were definitely compliment the top quality meat.
|Cooked turnip with chrysanthemum sauce|
|Odamaki chawan mushi|
|Vinegared seaweed with yam|
|Steamed rice with clean soup, beef shigureni (beef and ginger boiled in soy sauce, and vegetable pickles|
|Apple compote with red wine|
They did it again with their dessert. Today we have this poached apple in red wine, sensational dessert. I wish I could have second.
Stay tuned for the next blog still in Japan:
Day 7: On The Way Back To Tokyo