Saturday, May 21, 2011

Back in Japan (May 2011)...Korean "izakaya" dinner in Akasaka

I got together with ex-coworker friends in Akasaka.

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They took me to a small Korean izakaya-style restaurant. Akasaka has its own Koreatown, filled with authentic Korean restaurants. It was a Monday night, but the restaurant was very busy all night long.

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We enjoyed a variety of small home-style dishes. They were quite elegantly presented, compared to K-town standard in LA. TakGalbi (grilled marinated spicy chicken) was so nice.

After dinner, we went to newly remodeled Capitol Tokyu Hotel for tea. Their cafĂ©, “Origami” kept its original name and also some of their classic dishes. German Apple Pancake is one of the classic dishes of Origami. It tasted just like the old time. Lovely.