Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Back in Japan (March 2016)...Steak night in Aoyama

Chunks of Ichibo (tip of the bottom) and Harami (outer skirt) meat to be grilled

(March 18)

During the day, I visited a friend of mine from high school at his shops in Kappabashi.

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Kawasaki-kun is a 3rd generation family owner of a traditional kitchenware shop in the heart of Kappabashi. He also runs a unique artisan kitchen and tableware shop in the same district.

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His knowledge about anything kitchen/tableware and artisan producers is so amazing. I had a great time spending time with him at his stores and learned so much from him.

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In the early evening, I met Chiharu-san at Cafe Kitsune in Omotesando. Modern coffee house scene has been quite huge in Tokyo.

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Then, we went to meet up with the rest of the group at a "hidden" steak house in Minami-Aoyama. It's called T Grill. Chiharu and I worked together at TOSHIBA EMI and got together with old colleagues for dinner there. I worked in the international department there for a little over 4 years and have so many (crazy) fun memories with them.

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The dinner was really good. We started with vegetable fritter salad, then had grilled hamburg made from hand-cut meat.

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The steak was cooked over charcoal grill. So good.

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We had such a great time talking about old time and everything. We were laughing all the time.