I mentioned the quality of food in Japan before, but I haven’t talked about my love for Japanese barbeque, or as some say, the Japanese version of Korean barbeque, yet. I could probably have Japanese barbeque as my last meal on Earth and be able to die a bit more easy. Other people appreciate Japanese barbeque because you don’t come out smelling as badly [read: like a chimney of burnt meat] as with Korean barbeque. I think it’s got something to do with the vents. Anyways, for those of you who know me, you know I’m not really a big fan of meat. However, I think as long as the meat slices are thin or in burger form [for the condiments], or have tons of sauce on them, then I’m okay. I’m just not too big of the fan of the meat itself.
We couldn’t get into Gyu-Kaku one night, so we went here instead.
For some bazaar reason, everytime we tried to go to Gyu-Kaku, it’s always packed. One day, we even had someone telling us “we will have a table, one hour after the last seating”… Thanks, but I’ll be sleeping at 3AM. I’ve had Gyu-Kaku in New York a few times, and it’s always been great, especially the garlic noodles and the happy hour specials, but I wanted to try the original, as in, straight from Japan. My sister and I made a pact on the last day that no matter how absurdly late it was, we were going to have us some Gyu-Kaku. Turns out that we were able to get a table at around 9 or 10 that night, and we snuck in a Mos Burger before that.
Look at the marbalization on those meats! These are just the ordinary meats they offer. How much would we have to pay for that here?
Lastly, let me introduce you, if you haven’t already been introduced to.. my favoritest fast food joint: Mos Burger. * cheers in the background * The burgers here may be tiny, but they sure are juicy. The high quality of food in Japan = regulation to the stuff they serve at fast food joints. It’s definitely not like the stuff you find in the States.
P.S. These photos do not do the burgers justice.
There’s also sticky rice [warm and slightly crispy on top] filled with teriyaki beef with tons of sweet juices. There’s something oddly satisfying about eating something that’s suppose to be eating in a bowl, in a wrapper instead. Mos Burger also uses thicker styrofoam wrappers so the juices don’t soak through and keeps the messiness to a minimum.
The signature Mos Burger comes with their version of chilli. I admit it’s not for everyone, it’s kind of got a sweetness to it, but I liked it.