I considered sharing this post for a while before actually posting it. It's a great place, with great food. However, I worried about it beceoming too popular after sharing this online. Then, I realised that I was probably overestimating myself... My humble little blog doesn't have the power to attract so many people to this place that they wouldn't be able to handle!
It was WRONG to keep such a wonderful place to myself and not share it!
This is a small izakaya (Japanese for drinking establishment that also serves food). I think it's more appropriate to call it a small barbecue establishment. (I don't know how else to describe it). My sister was the one that recommended the chicken wings they served here. Afterwards, I also came here with friends a few times. This time, however, was the first time I happened to have my camera with me. I also had the opportunity, this time, to have a small chat with the lady owner.
You can tell that the place has a simple design. There's nothing posh about it, but the atmosphere is, nonetheless, unique.
The lady owner told me that there were only three people working here. She is in charge of waiting tables and checking the bills, the owner takes care of the grill, and there's one more dude in the back kitchen, standing by for any stir-fry orders.
And because there are only three of them, I thought if they had too many costumers, they would be so tired! (I'm probably thinking too much)
First up, was a complimentary dish.
Couldn't dine here without some lager! (Please drink responsibly!)
You would be given a plate in the beginning. This plate would be used to put all the barbecued goodies. I mentioned earlier, that there were only three of them here. Imagine if they gave you a plate for each dish. How wasteful would that be on human labour? (and water!)
Beans and mushrooms to start off the feast. Remember, if you want to control your weight, always start your meal with veggies.
Chicken cartilage. Its English name doesn't sound too yummy, but trust me, it is.
Shisamo fish is also my favourite grilled food.
But we must remember what we came for - chicken wings!
They had this amazing texture, where the skin was crispy, the the inside was cooked just right! I asked the lady owner how they'd done it, and she said that the secret was not to marinate the wings before putting them on the grill, but season them during the grill.
Bacon tomato - I don't eat pork, so I skipped this.
What I didn't skip, was this classic of all grilled dishes - fish jaw! Tasted even better with lemon sprinkled.
But we realised we wanted more chicken wings. So we ordered more.
It's a very small place, hidden on the side of an insignificant road. You wouldn't know about this place unless someone told you about it, would you? There are lots of treasures hidden here waiting for you to dig out onto your plate!