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Yakitori and Kushiyaki, and Shizuoka Sake at KASAI in Shizuoka City!

SErvice: shy but very friendly and always ready to explain everything!
Equipment and facilities: ery clean overall. Excellent washroom.
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points high standard traditional yakitori and kushiyaki with some superb surprises in stock! Superb sake list especially from Shizuoka Prefecture!

Kasai has long been an establishment of reference in our City of Shizuoka and deservedly so!
Not only they serve traditional yakitori and kushiyaki of high quality but at reasonable prices but they also pride themselves as serving mainly many local products, be they meat or vegetables, and especially a wide range of great Shizuoka sake!
The other day I had the occasion to visit the place in the company of two Canadian/Quebecqois clients who were very keen to sample local gastronomy after a visit of our wasabi and tea fields! They certainly were not disappointed and surprised the owner with their ferocious appetite!

We started by tasting our first sake from Shizuoka Prefecture right away; Isojiman Ginjyo from Yaizu City!
Note that the sakes were chosen by the owner-chef!

We started with this set: asparagus and bacon rolls and “circles” of shiso and pork!

Also Isojiman from Yaizu City but this time a Junmai Ginjyo!

More asparagus and bacon rolls and large prawns rolled in thin slices of pork!

This came as a “service”, thin slices of new celery with cream sauce and shaved cheese!

And it was time to taste our sake: Garyubai Junmai Ginjyo by Sanwa Brewery in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

The next dish might surprise newcomers to Japan! Extra beef brochettes/kushiyaki, again asparagus rolled in bacon and Shizuoka Wagyu Beef brochettes!
Shizuoka Prefectures has no less than 12 state-labeled wagyu farms! No need to go anywhere else in Japan!

Some dishes just have to tried twice or more! LOL

Geso/squid tentacles, large prawn rolled in thin slices of pork and extra beef!

Two more Shizuoka wagyu brochettes and a specialty of the house: tomato and pork rolls!

Our final Shizuoka Prefecture sake: Karakaze karakuchi junmai ginjyo by Hana no Mai Brewery in Hamakita Ku, Hamamatsu City!

And for the finish Kasai-style exploded chicken wings yakitori!

The nly problem is that I will have to write another blog to introduce all the dishes and sakes we had not tasted!

KASAI420-0029 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Tagiya cho, 29-24
Tel.: 054-273-3236
Opening hours: 17:30~24:00
Closed on Sundays
Credit cards ok
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)
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Yakitori and more Succulent Morsels at Ginza Enishi in Matsuzakaya Department Store, Shizuoka City!

There is little need to introduce yakitori, a traditional Japanese gastronomy, which has become so popular far away from its borders!
On the other hand good quality is not always evident even in Japan as there is little traceability available in most izakaya and cheap stalls.
And if you do not want to go out at night and drink at the same time, it is definitely better to look for them in a specialized shop!

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Luckily enough, we do have a great shop in Shizuoka City namely Ginza Enishi/銀座縁, conveniently located near the JR Shizuoka Station and main hotels on the Basement floor in Matsuzakaya Department Store across from the North Exit!

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You will no miss it as it found along a narrow underground corridor linking both buildings!

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Now, that sign will be very useful to foreign visitors!

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Take the time to read it!
This is a rare piece of good service!

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You will be able to purchase your favorite morsels at any time of the day, seven days a week and take them back to the hotel or along with you if you do not wish to go to an izakaya or restaurant!
Their freshness will insure a superlative taste even cold!
All the chicken comes from a contracted poultry farm in Aomori Prefecture! 
The chicken is registered under the name of Gokokuajidori/五穀味鶏!
Their offerings vary with the seasons but you will find most of your favorites all year through!
I have included an explanation of each morsel for you to copy next time you visit Matsuzakaya Department Store in Shizuoka City!
Do note that the prices may sound a bit higher than in cheap shops but the quality entirely entitles them!

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Broiled eels/unagi/鰻!

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Two types of fresh lunch boxes/bento/弁当, regularly changed!

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Chicken balls/Tsukune/つくね!

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Chicken livers/reba-/レバー!

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Broiled chicken skin/kawa/かわ!

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Broiled chicken thigh and scallions/leeks brochettes/ももねぎ!

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Broiled chicken and garlic brochettes/Ninniku/にんにく!

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Broiled chicken thigh/Momo/もも!

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Grilled chicken shoulder/Hina/ひな!

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Grilled chicken shoulders and scallions/leeks/Hinanegi/ひなねぎ!

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Chicken gizzards/Sunagimo/砂肝!

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Grilled spread chicken wings/Tebachuu/手羽中!

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Grilled chicken and garlic/Ninniku/にんにく!

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Grilled soft chicken cartilages/Nankotsu/なんこつ!

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Chicken and perilla/shiso balls/Shiso Tsukune/しそつくね!

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Grilled chicken skin/Kawa/かわ!

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Deep-fried Chicken wings/Tebasaki karaage/手羽先唐揚げ!

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Deep-fried chicken soft cartilages/Nankotu karaage/なんこつ唐揚げ! Price per 100 grams!

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Deep-dried chicken/Karaage/唐揚げ! Price per 100 grams!

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Deep-fried mini potatoes/Chibimaru poteto/ちびまるポテト! Price per 100 grams!

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Deep-fried chopped scallions/leeks and red ginger/Negi to benishouga no chigiri age/ねぎと紅生姜のちぎり揚げ!

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Dumplings deep-fried inside chicken skin/Tori kawa Gyouza/鶏皮餃子!

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Chicken balls in sweet and sour sauce/Niku dango/肉団子!

Have fun!

GINZA ENISHI/銀座縁

Manager: Mr. Takayuki Ishinagi/石椛隆之さん

MATSUZAKAYA DEPARTMENT STORE SHIZUOKA-松坂屋静岡店
〒420-0857 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Miyuki-Cho, 10-2
〒420-0857 静岡県静岡市葵区御幸町10−2
Tel.: 054-254-1111
Opening hours: 10:00~20:00
Closed on January 1st
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)
HOMEPAGE (English)
HOMEPAGE (Taiwanese)
HOMEPAGE (Chinese)
HOMEPAGE (Korean)
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Kyoto Yakitori Restaurant: Lunch at Torisei

Service: Very friendly
Equipment & Amenities: Very clean overall. Excellent washroom. Entirely non-soking for lunch!
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: Bento and yakitori. Sake!

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Many big sake breweries in Kyoto City, especially in the Fushimi area have been diversifying their business to add to traditional earnings with museums and gift shops and even restaurants such as Yamamoto Honkei Sake Brewery with heir restaurant called Torisei!

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Not only can you read their menu outside (not so usual in Japan although it is spreading all over the country these days) but they also clearly point out the place is entirely non-smoking until 4:00 pm!

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Past the entrance you will find a small souvenir shop!

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You will also discover a tiny but remarkable museum!

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Traditional Japanese atmosphere inside a big restaurant!

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Plenty of historical artifacts for foreign customers to check!

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We ordered the two different bento-style lunches!

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I spotted this sake bottle whose contents were offered on the menu!

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We ordered an extra dish of croquettes with our first drink!

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But I couldn’t get my eyes off the limited “very dry” junmai!

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Served in a traditional cup!

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My bento!

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Simple steamed rice with black sesame seeds and pickled vegetables!

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Yakitori!

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Dragon’s bento!

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Steamed rice with stir-fried chicken and dry seaweed!

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Deep-fried chicken!

TORISEI/鳥せい

Kyoto City, Fushimi Ku, Kamiyuukake cho, 186
京都し伏見区上油掛町186
Tel.: 075-622-5533
Opening hours: 11:30~23:00 (11:00~23:00 on week-ends), Parties until 22:00
Closed on Mondays
Parking: 30 cars
Credit cards OK
HOMEPAGE

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Kyoto Yakitori Izakaya: Tsuki Tokage Honten!

Service: Very friendly and informative
Facilities and equipment: Beautifully traditional. Very clean overall. beautiful washroom
Prices: reasonable considering the quality
Strong points: Yakitori and charcoal grilled food. Excellent selection of sake!

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“Tokage” does mean “lizard” in Japanese but they are not serving it there, although it makes for such an interesting name!

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Although they have moved address since, it was our second visit and we found it by accident due to the reason explained! Very beautiful but unpretentious decor. Very warm and comfortable!

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They even have a view on a small garden you have to cross (that is for gentlemen as the washrooms are separated) when needs are pressing!

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Young, friendly but professional staff who are happy to answer your questions.
They even introduced me to an izakaya in Susono City, Eastern Shizuoka!

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They do have some superb sake from Kyoto, a fact which is not evident in spite of the great number of breweries!

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Served the traditional way!

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Yuba and octopus as cute snacks!

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Our vegetable order being grilled over charcoal!

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Simple and yummy!

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Seared chicken sasami! Only very fresh local chicken there!

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One more sake of course!

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Chicken with skin!

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Negima!

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Beautiful tsukune!

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Zaru dofu made by a famous Kyoto shop!

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Nankotsu! Only in japan!

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Broiled onigiri rice balls for dessert!

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A must fro our next visit!

TSUKITOKAGE HONTEN/ツキトカゲ本店

Kyoto city, Nakakyou Ku,Nijyo, Tsuutomikoji, Higashi Iri, Seimei Cho, 672-2
京都市中京区通富小路晴明町672-2
Tel.: 075-212-3550
Opening hours: 11:30~15:00, 17:00~23:00
Closed on Mondays
Credit cards OK
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)

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Japanese Izakaya: Hinayaoshi in Mishima City!

IZAKAYA RANKING: +3
Service: +3 Very friendly and attentive
Facilities: +3 Overall very clean. Beautiful washroom
Prices:+1=+2 Reasonable
Strong points: Sake, Shochu, Umeshu, local seafood, yakitori

See “Izakaya Ranking” system at bottom of article!

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Chef Nobeteru Oota/太田のべてるさん opened Inayoshi 12 years ago in Mishima City and moved it to its present location 6 ears ago 7 minutes walk from Mishima JR Station south exit.

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Even after 6 years of constant cooking and serving the place is spotless clean!
When you realize he has only his wife and sometimes his mother-in-law to help, Nobeteru must be extremely busy morning to night ordering, buying and taking back home the day’s fish, vegetables and what else!

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With an incredible ist of 50 sake including about 25 from Shizuoka Prefecture, an unending list of shochu (even some featuring Shizuoka!), awamori and umeshu, this must be the place to go drinking in the east of the Prefecture,
You will soon understand how the place is so deservedly popular as it is full by 6:30 pm! Make sure to reserve beforehand!

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The sashimi is simply first-class and would be impossible to pay in Tokyo as the fish comes directly from the major fishing harbors of Numazu City, Shimoda City in Izu Peninsula! The plate above even includes rare Shizuoka Botan ebi/large sweet prawn and Tobiuo/flying fish from Shimoda! Moreve,r Nobeteru makes a point, even when the place is full, to introduce each fish and its origin to each customer!

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This time we sampled only tsukune/chicken balls and shiri/chicken tail, but you must come again just for the yakitori!
Actually it would be hard to try everything the first visit so be warned!

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The raw fish is extraordinary and the cooked fish sublime such as the “negima” above with tuna and amberjack served with yuzu koshio and grated daikon and ginger!

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If you like tofu you must ask for agedashi dofu, a must-try japanaese delicacy!

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The soup is just perfect! No wonder that in these times of economical crisis the establishment is full with local regulars!

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Seafood and vegetables steamed in Seikyou Miso! The wife will first open it for you, eventually let you take a photograph and mix it for you!

This was our first visit, but since it is so worth spending on a train ticket expect more articles soon!

HINAYOSHI Sakakura
411-0036 Mishima City, Ichi Bansho, 3-22
Tel.: 055-991-7171
Opening hours: 17:30^23:00
Closed on Sundays
Reservations a must!
Credit Cards OK
Parties for 4 to 18 guests welcome!
Full courses from 3,500 yen
Menu a la carte available and immense drink list!

IZAKAYA RANKING SYSTEM
IZAKAYA RANKING:
+1 ought to be visited at least once
+2 could be become a regular visit
+3 must visit!

Service:
+1 standard
+2 pleasant
+3 very good

Equipment & Facilities:
+1 standard
+2 excellent
+3 Superb

Prices:
+1 cheap
+2 slightly expensive but good value
+3 expensive but good value

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Yakitori-Kushiyaki Restaurant: Kushiyaki Taisho in Shizuoka City!

Service: Very friendly
Facilities & Equipment: Great overall cleanliness
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: great variety of yakitori, kushiyaki and other izakaya-style food. Good drinks menu including local sake and wine.

Kazuo Kawasumi/川澄一雄さん is a very enterprising businessman. After opening his first two restaurants in Kofu City and Hiratsuka City, he just started his third restaurant in busy Koya-machi in Shizuoka City and is already planning to open his fourth and last one all for himself in Shimada City after having made sure his family members are taking proper care of his establishments!

The entrance is unusual for a Kushiyaki-Yakitori Restaurant! You might be excused if you mistook it for a Chinese restaurant!

it opens at 4 in the afternoon and you will be offered a complimentary glass of beer if you enter the place before 6 o’clock!

The inside decoration is in complete contrast with the outside, showing the owner’s love for the sea!

Actually, Kazuo San does manage English so don’t worry if you can’t read the menu!

Ordering sets of 5, 10 or 20 sticks can become a good bargain!

The MOH at work, always with a smile!

Great sake available as this Garyubai by Sanwa Brewery in Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!

Let me introduce what we sampled on that day!
Kawa negi/Chicken skin and chopped leeks.

Plenty of side dishes are on offer such as kimchi!

Sasami mentaiko (for the Missus!)/chicken fillets seasoned with spicy cod eggs.

Hon-jiri/Chicken derrieres!

Ninniku bekon/Garlic stems wrapped in bacon.

The specialty of the house: Tsukune! Minced chicken sticks!

Chicken liver in tare sauce (for me!).

Vegetables and deep-fried wantan salad.

Ebi Harumaki age/Deep-fried shrimps spring rolls!

Sasami wasabi/Chicken fillets seasoned with grated wasabi sauce!

Yakitroi/plain but beautiful chicken!

To be followed… So many more morsels to sample!

KUSHIYAKI TAISHO/串焼大将
Shizuoka CityAoi Ku, Koya Machi, 4-27, Morikawa Bldg. 1F
Tel.: 054-255-3543
Opening hours: 16:00~24:00
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Yakitori Cutting Techniques 7: Shiri/”Hips”

Shiri is often called “hips” in Japanese language. Actually it means bottom/derriere!
I still remember my Mum reserving that morsel for herself every time she roasted a whole chicken: “le cul est pour moi! The ass is for me!” LOL
In any case a healthy chicken should have a prominent “tail”! bear in mind it is not all fat as the chicken need themuscles to strut along its tail erected!

As shown on pic above, insert the knife and cut around the small bone and the meat attached to it.

Cut the fat around the sphincter/anus and discard it together with the sphincter.

Do that operation on both sides. Look at the pic above: you will discard the pieces of fat below the cut hips.

Insert the stick/skewer in the meat passing it just under the bone.

The stick is ready. The bone is a bit hard but succulent with the fat around it.

Now, if you don’t want the bone, cut around the bone as carefully as possible laving no meat or fat with it.

When instering the stick in the cut pieces, respect the same order skin fat/meat for even cooking.

Here are the complete sticks of boneless hips.
Now bear in mind they will cook faster and look smaller!

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