Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Yogan Yakiniku Horumon [Fuji Rock] / 溶岩焼肉・ホルモン 「フジ・ロック」

Okay, I finally went.  My first ever Fuji Rock!  The Festival?  No, no, no.  My wife and I went to visit our nephew in Itabashi Ward and had lunch with him.  We went to a yakiniku (Korean barbecue) restaurant that's just happened to be named Fuji Rock.  The restaurant gets its name from using the volcanic rock from Mount Fuji for its grill. So, here we have a Korean barbecue in Tokyo run by mostly Indian or Nepali nationals.  Very international!


We took the seat by the window which we saw from outside.


I suppose those are the volcanic rocks from Mount Fuji.


The three of us decided on the Fuji Rock Gozen.  This includes Kuroge Wagyu karubi, roast, today's special meat along with salad, soup, homemade kimchi and another appetizer, namuru (seasoned bean sprouts), and Fuji Gotenba Koshihikari rice. Our service item today was liver. And check out the price, only 1,200yen. We also decided to share an order of horumon (offal) and chose the mino which I believe is the first stomach if you look at the cow map on the menu.

私たち三人が同じメニューを注文した。「富士ロック御膳」。お手軽の値段で黒毛和牛クルビ、こどわりロース、本日のおすすめのお肉1品。今日はレバでした。そしてサラダ、本日の小鉢、スープ、自家製ヤンニョムキムチ、ナムルと富士御殿場コシヒカリご飯。¥1,200ですよ! あと3人でホルモンのみのも注文しました。

The offal menu with the map showing what part of the cows innards we would be eating.


We would be eating beef that was nurtured near Mount Fuji.  The Okamura Beef.  The cows are raised in a stress-free environment which makes for delicious tasting beef.


But first, to start off the meal, a nice cold glass of beer.


Even the chopstick wrapper has a Mount Fuji theme and is also used as a chopstick holder.


For starters, the salad with a sesame type dressing.


So this is the small bowl dish.  Shiitake mushrooms, konnyaku and other veggies along with the kimchi which was spicy and to my liking.


The soup was wakame (seaweed).  Mild and tasty.  I enjoy seaweed so I may be bit biased.


Namuru (seasoned bean sprouts).  This is not really a favorite of mine but it is healthy so of course I ate it.


My wife needs her white rice when eating yakiniku. 


And on the the main dish - karubi, roast and liver.

本日の主役 ー カルビ、ロースとレバ。

Grilled over the "Fuji Rock".


While we were enjoying are "Fuji Rock Gozen", we were also grilling the mino. Innards take a little longer to grill than the meat.


But wait, what is this?  My wife saw another one of her favorite dishes on the menu - nankotsu (cartilege).  I am quite fond of this dish as well. We didn't realize it was going to be such a large portion. Our nephew also ordered reimen for himself. My wife and I passed on the reimen.


Oops, we almost forgot that we had ordered some sunagimo (gizzard) as well. 


Mount Fuji Okamura Beef.  Their aim is to raise beef that will be happy on their farm. That was a great meal. 

富士山 岡村牛。 牛が笑っている牧場をめざしてますだって。良いね。本当に美味しかった。ご馳走まさでした。

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