Kinjiro Agedashi Homemade Tofu mushroom ankake sauce
Triple T talked up this dish saying it was as good as the agedashi tofu at Raku. It didn’t quite hit the mark, but it was still pretty tasty. I wasn’t used to the thickness of the ankake sauce, but it brought a delicious umaminess.
Kinjiro Free Range Chicken Maki-Age
I had a similar dish at Raku, but I think they did a better job here, though I can’t pinpoint the reasons. It was just very juicy.
Kinjiro Japanese Wagyu Carpaccio arima sansho
Another yummy dish, though the arima sansho might have been a touch too heavy or too much of it.
Miso Soup wakame seaweed
Baby G needed some normal simple foods.
Hot Inaniwa Udon
I’ve had better inaniwa udon, but this wasn’t bad at all.
Thick Cut Prime Beef Tongue sea salt
I’ve never had thick beef tongue. This was a real winner. So tender, with a touch fattiness and juiciness.
Fried Yearling Oysters
This was a daily special. I don’t eat a lot of fried oysters, but these oysters seemed remarkably sweet and fresh. It felt like a bit of a shame these were fried up instead of served raw, but they were probably the highest quality fried oyster I have ever eaten.
Steamed Wild Snapper Head
Another daily special. A really simple preparation with shrimp, cabbage, ginger and just very subtle seasoning. Smooth Obturator was picking through the whole head and only bones and eye sockets remained.
Australian Wagyu Chuck Rib Kalbi marinated
Another winner. My god, this meat was so marbled and fatty. I could not eat more than 2 pieces. One should not eat more than 2 pieces. This is a must try dish.
Kinjiro Squid Ink Udon
I love when udon is used in non traditional ways, like stir fried or in place of pasta. If you closed your eyes you would have thought you were eating udon with like a bolognese. When you opened your eyes you would realize that it was bolognese dyed black. A fun dish. A good dish, but next time I want to try the uni udon.
Kinjiro Beef Tendon, Tongue, Sinew & Tripe Miso Stew
While Smooth Obturator loved this dish, I could not handle the stinkiness of the offal here. It was all tolerable until the tripe. Whew! That really took it over the top.
Black Sesame Mousse kuromitsu syrup
The desserts were solid in flavor with just the right amount of sweetness. They could work on the texture here. The mousse could have been a little smoother.
Hojicha Green Tea Panna Cotta maple syrup
I would have appreciated a more jiggly panna cotta. But I quite enjoyed the hojicha green tea since it’s not a common green tea flavor to come across. It was earthy and roasted.
8 – Very good
7 – Good
5 – Average
4 – Not bad