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AnAn House of Barbeque

JAPAN | Monday, 29 March 2010 | Views [840] | Comments [2]

Brandon, expert griller.

Brandon, expert griller.

We finally found a patio table on OYS so we can enjoy meals (and our laptops) outdoors!  This post is not about that, though.  :)  The night we picked up our patio set, we were starving and stopped at a restaurant near Hamby Town.  We thought "AnAn House of Barbeque" had a nice ring to it.  Little did we know we were in for our first yakiniku experience on-island.

Our word for the day is "yakiniku."  Yakiniku means "grilled meat."  :)  After we were seated at a table, a server brought us a mini contained campfire topped with a gridiron.  (Yup, Pennsylvania born-and-raised, can't you tell?)  She also turned the hood on above us to remove any smoke.  We started off with a positively delicious thinly sliced beef in a wonderful marinade as an appetizer while we looked through their extensive menu options.  

We tried the shrimp, which came completely in-shell.  I was tempted to chase Brandon around the table with the little guys as I peeled them.  I know, I know, I can peel shrimp without problem, but there are days I can't stand to wash gooey dishes.  I'm just odd like that.  :)

We also tried thinly sliced and slightly salted beef tongue.  We both enjoyed cooking on the gridiron.

Brandon paused long enough to show off a piece of the delicious dinner.

I somehow managed to forget to take a picture of the "mini hamburgers" that finished off our meal.  (I think I was just too tired at that point.)  While they looked more like tiny sausage patties and had the taste of neither a hamburger or sausage, they were quite good.  Overall, we enjoyed having an interactive dinner and loved the food!  We'll definitely go back and look for other yakiniku restaurants to try!




Brandon uses a straw with his beer??

  Amy Mar 30, 2010 2:27 AM


Aunt Amy,

You definitely made us laugh! That's actually tea this time. They just served both of our drinks in the steins. So, no, Brandon doesn't use a straw with his beer, just his tea. :)

Love you,

  abcarlson Mar 30, 2010 7:34 AM

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