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.

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IZAKAYA – MENU

SNACKS
Cocktail – Tori highball
Pickled vegetables, Prawn cracker and avocado mousse, Chicharrón & Umami popcorn

SASHIMI
Cocktail – Momokawa Nigori
Smoked scallop, salmon poké, shaved fennel and seaweed salad

OMLETTE RICE
Tomago on fried rice

SKEWERS
Chicken, octopus, shitake

FRIED PORK CUTLET
Shata Shuzo “Dance of the Demon” shaved cabbage and Tonkatsu sauce

RAMEN
Quail egg, enoki mushroom, broth & accompaniments

TEMPURA
Hoji-Cha roasted green tea
Meyer lemon mochi, soy sauce ice cream, sesame caramel & candied coconut

Tempura

January 9, 2017

Ramen

January 8, 2017

FRIED PORK CUTLET

January 8, 2017

OMLETTE RICE

January 8, 2017

Sashimi

January 8, 2017

Snacks 2

January 8, 2017

SNACKS

January 8, 2017

Skewers

January 8, 2017