katsu + nigiris and sushi + chirashi
The katsu, in particular, was phenomenal. It was one of those foods that bear little regard for your companion’s personal space. A bite of that intensely crispy katsu ebi sent light-as-air panko crumbs flying everywhere. “Oops, crumbs in your drink? Sorry, will fetch you a new one when I’m done.”
Though that cheese-stuffed minced pork katsu suffered slightly with time, we treated it with pseudo politeness (“You have it… No, you have it”) and it took us a grand total of five minutes to polish it off.
braised pork + shrimp tempura + chirashi
On another night, I was in porcine heaven with some tender but still toothsome braised pork. Epic bliss.
It is unassuming meals such as these that make our trip unforgettable.