Sometime in the late fall, Donnie (who has been running our lead station in the kitchen for a while now) asked if I had seen ‘Midnight Diner’ on Netflix. I hadn’t, and when I did I loved the premise. A bar/ diner in Tokyo, run by an interesting and dynamic cook. Open from midnight to 7 am, only runs one dish at a time. He can prepare whatever his guests want, as long as he has the ingredients.
We decided we should experiment with some of Japan’s traditional bar food, and some of the dishes highlighted on the show. Food so close to Donnie and my hearts and some of the food we enjoy the most. Transcendent bar food.
Follow the Experimental Experience
IZAKAYA – MENU
Cocktail – Tori highball
Pickled vegetables, Prawn cracker and avocado mousse, Chicharrón & Umami popcorn
Cocktail – Momokawa Nigori
Smoked scallop, salmon poké, shaved fennel and seaweed salad
Tomago on fried rice
Chicken, octopus, shitake
FRIED PORK CUTLET
Shata Shuzo “Dance of the Demon” shaved cabbage and Tonkatsu sauce
Quail egg, enoki mushroom, broth & accompaniments
Hoji-Cha roasted green tea
Meyer lemon mochi, soy sauce ice cream, sesame caramel & candied coconut