Tuesday, September 30, 2008

OSAKA: sukiyaki

There's a electronic superstore Yodobashi Umeda in Osaka. It offers more than just the newest electronics, household items, computers, or cameras, but it also has a lot of restaurants and shops inside of it.

After shopping for my mochi maker and some other fun stuff, John and I went to this Shabu Shabu and Sukiyaki place called Tajimaya on the 8th floor in Yodobashi Camera.

shabu shabu & sukiyaki
Of course everyone wanted to eat there, too, so we had to wait in line for about 25 minutes.

It was not too bad to wait in line for a while because the restaurant put out some stools for people to rest on... plust it was fun seeing how parents tried to entertain their children in line. They were cute.

sukiyaki dinner
When we finally got in, we decided to go for the Top Grade Japanese Beef course. It was like 10 more dollars to go for the Top Grade Japanese Beef compared to "regular" grade beef, and it was an all-you-can-eat (with time limits of 90 minutes). It was all worth it to spend the 10 dollars!

A cool guy lead us to a sukiyaki table where we found a cast iron pot on a holegen plate. We didn't quite know what to do, but we watched the cute couple next to us and pour in some soup stock in the pot, added some vegetables (from the buffet table) and then the cool guy was back with the beef.

japanese beef
OMG. The beef was so yummy. My camera just couldn't do it justice. It was really good.

japanese beef
It would melt in your mouth!

I loved the sukiyaki sauce and the shitake mushrooms, different vegetables, and the udon noodles that we put in the pot. They were so delicious!

And how come there were no other pictures of the cooked food or anything else at the restaurant, you ask. I was just enjoying the food too much to stop and take any more photos. That was why.

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