Yum, yum, YUM. Yakiniku is a dish that I had wanted to eat for a longgg time before I finally did. It’s rather expensive and for good reason; the meat used for this dish is of fantastic quality (or at least it should be; you get what you pay for). My first time eating it was at a restaurant in the Dotonbori area of Osaka. The street is lined with restaurants selling all kinds of delicious foods, and many of them have large, animatronic versions of their cuisines outside!
For those of you who don’t know what yakiniku is, you pay for slices of meat and cook it yourself on a grill at your table. If you watch Korean dramas or are familiar with Korean food, yakiniku is similar to Korean BBQ. Same principle. It is different, however, so don’t go to a yakiniku restaurant and assume there will be Korean side-dishes. You’re in Japan.
Hunter and I opted for wagyu beef and were not disappointed; the meat just melted in our mouths. Our only problem was that it was gone too soon. We would’ve gotten more, but the little that we had was $28! For twelve more dollars we could’ve tried cow tongue… maybe another day haha.