Seeing it was Labour's Day, and that we both had the day off, we chose to dine at a place that was quite a distance from our comfort zone. I heard from others that beef offered more nutrition than pork did, so I wanted to try and learn to have beef in my diet again, for the baby. It was difficult! It had been so many years since I last tasted a bite of beef. I couldn't really start with a massive portion of steak, so after seeing this place from a blog article, I decided that this kind of barbeque would be the right place to start. It was not the kind of all-you-can-eat place, where you'd feel obliged to fill your tummy up to 120%! I thought it was a good choice to begin my beef diet.
It was not difficult to find at all. Except we went the wrong way at first, and couldn't seem to locate the place. Turned out, if you face the direction of the night market, turn left, and it would only be a few minutes walk away. Including us, there were only three sets of customers. It was a tiny little shop, but I was looking forward to the meal already!
That's the menu. The prices were acceptable. Without trying to stuff its customers with mediocre quality meat, I was sure the meat would be great!
There was only one guy waiting around, but the service was quite nice. It wasn't tea in the kettle, it was soup! All you can drink soup!
再來就是頗有特色的醬料。 Then, there was the sauce trio and rose salt.
There was barbeque sauce, miso sauce, and grounded garlic.
I ordered the lemonade to ensure I had a good appetite, that the first trimester appetite wouldn't ruin this meal! BTW, the juice was freshly sqeezed!
開爐！ There's our grill!
First up is a plate of streaky beef.
As we were trying to figure out who should be responsible for watching over the grill... the waiter came around and placed the meat on the grill for us!
And boy oh boy! The beef certainly tasted different! He was, indeed, professional!!
Next up is Matsusaka pork (this is not pork from Japan, but a special cut of pork). I was still figuring out how to optimize the camera on my phone at this point, and with the limited lighting, sometimes the pictures don't turn out ideal...
吃到這了我才發現兩回事：1. 根本就不用沾醬！原味就超好吃的！ 2. 原來服務員會為你烤肉啊！好貼心的桌邊服務
Having a bite of this made me realize two things: 1. the sauces were redundant! You don't really need them! 2. the table service was all the way!
Despite the yummy meaty dishes, don't forget your veggies!!
The waiter was already running around busily serving... but he still manages to find time to come back and check your grill! (Obviously he does a better job than us!)
I started not to like chicken as much as I used to since the start of pregnancy. I used to love chicken!
After tasting it, again, proved that the waiter was, indeed, very professional!!
We ordered this salmon ochazuke (tea rice) because I didn't want the dear hubby to go home still feeling hungry. It was to fill his tummy up. I've had this before elsewhere, and had expected a small bowl. When it was served, I was quite surprised at the size of the bowl!
而且非常的好吃！ And it was quite delicious!
And then, there was this to test my limit - diced beef.
It was a bit chewy for me! Indeed, not for someone who'd not had beef for so long. But the hubby quite enjoyed it. It was nice with a sprinkle of rose salt.
And then there was streaky pork. We had ordered the salty spring onion flavour. I thought, I could just ditch the spring onion... But no! The waiter had prepared me a serving with A LOT of the spring onion! Okay, so now I felt obliged to eat the pork with the spring onion.
Well, it wasn't that bad... But after he had left, I gave all the spring onion to my hubby!
Lastly, this plate of fish was the only dish that we had prepare all on our own! We were going to order mackerel, but feared our non-existent skill in grilling would ruin it... so we ordered this instead. But the waiter, by now, had to wait around three tables. He had his hands full. So I took the liberty of putting them on the grill. I've done this before! Shouldn't be that hard!
Both of us were rather introvert people. It was difficult for us to break the ice for the first time with strangers. At first, we were quite afraid that having this kind of table service would be quite awkward. But then, it turned out that the waiter knew exactly what he was doing. He wouldn't interrupt abruptly! But he would talk and chat with you, as if you're one of his regular customers. I reckon, if the place wasn't so far away from where we live, I would like to come here regularly!