FOOD, Food reviews, Meme quizzes, Uncategorized YAKINIKU JAPANESE – 2ND REVIEW IN CITY WEEKEND 2 March 2010

My 2nd published review, hurray! I adore (and am mildly obsessed) with the City Weekend magazine, so it’s fun to be part of it. This time, it was for Yakiniku Master Retaurant, a fabulous Japanese BBQ restaurant. I’ll just be lazy and copy & paste my published review:

Brimming with dinners chattering amongst each other whilst BBQ-ing their food, this Japanese yakiniku restaurant boasts a very simple menu and puts the focus back on you and your own grilling experience. It’s deceptively, deliciously simple!

The raw food arrives your table swiftly, presented artfully on white plates. We eagerly cooked up a storm on the oiled hot plates, with each piece taking mere seconds to sear on each side. The special beef ribs (¥95) come thinly sliced and boneless. The slivers of meat glisten as they sizzle on the hot plate, and they’re are paired beautifully with the salt and herb mix provided. We also thoroughly enjoy the caveman appeal of the chunky French lamb chops (¥52) that arrive standing jauntily upright on the plate. Tender and pre-seasoned with a spiced salt, the full flavour of the lamb is well-received.

The miso boneless chicken (¥28) is another winner, especially considering the price. We found it was best to cook the smooth chunks until they’re slightly charred, just to offsetting the mild sweet and salty flavour of the miso. We were delighted that the huge scallops with butter (¥24) come on the shell, allowing you pour in a little sauce before grilling–just be careful not to overcook them. Mushrooms are served with each side dish, but our order of Portobello mushrooms (¥10) were still very welcome. Plump and juicy, their simplicity offsets the strong flavours of the meats perfectly.

Attentive service and spotless tables make this a great and reasonably-priced restaurant to enjoy dinner with friends. We’ll be back!


My 2nd review in City Weekend

It’s the “Grill It Up” article 🙂

Love the wood decor at Yakiniku Master Retaurant

They serve hot tea and marshmallows whilst you wait. LOVE THAT!!

An absolutely beautiful bottle of water, with herbs and stuff in it

Dipping sauces and condiments

Calpis soft drink, and Oolong tea

Scallops with butter

Special beef ribs

Boneless miso chicken

Mushrooms

French lamb chops

Meaty goodness

The food merrily grilling away


10 Comments

  • rollagirl9 posted on March 2, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Congrats, that’s awesome!

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  • tiffanyx posted on March 2, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    good ‘treat’ whilst waiting!

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  • rollagirl9 posted on March 2, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Congrats, that’s awesome!

    Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on March 2, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    good ‘treat’ whilst waiting!

    Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on March 3, 2010 at 3:43 am

    Oooh, what a chic looking restaurant.

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  • starbucksweetie posted on March 3, 2010 at 3:43 am

    Oooh, what a chic looking restaurant.

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  • drshree posted on March 3, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Oooh cool! I’ve always wanted to write for magazines and stuff, but as usual am too lazy to do so 😛 Its really cool to know someone who’s an “all rounder” 🙂

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  • drshree posted on March 3, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Oooh cool! I’ve always wanted to write for magazines and stuff, but as usual am too lazy to do so 😛 Its really cool to know someone who’s an “all rounder” 🙂

    Reply
  • spatzel posted on March 5, 2010 at 5:19 am

    I just noticed the new last name on there! 😀 congratulations again. 🙂

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  • spatzel posted on March 5, 2010 at 5:19 am

    I just noticed the new last name on there! 😀 congratulations again. 🙂

    Reply
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