|Sticks and skewers|
No one came forward to stop me from snapping away. This kind of explain this photo-laden post. Another reason being we really ate a lot.
It was a happy dinner with the gang. We like similar food. Guess that's how we stay as friends.
My standard order since secondary school days.
|Chicken with leeks and chicken liver|
Such lovely hue of bloody red. Liver was tender and so very delicious.
Bones for the only guy at the table.
|Bacon wrapped asparagus|
Bacon and asparagus. They are best friends and a definite signature at Nanbantei.
|Quail Eggs and Chicken Balls|
The chicken balls, other signature were just as glorious.
Squid was a bit over-cooked and tough.
|Pork belly and leeks|
Really juicy and fragrant pork belly.
A was out of town for work but I remembered him through his fave ox's tongue.
|Bacon wrapped cherry tomatoes|
Cherry tomatoes is yet another signature and must order. There are just too many good things at Nanbantei.
I love salmon. So happy someone ordered a fleshy slab of omega 3.
Ate everything with my usual sardine rice. Most satisfying.
And I rounded the excellent meal with 2 small sips of sake. It was a very happy night.
|Wagyu beef and wagyu tongue|
For for comparison sake, we dropped by Enmaru the very next day. The wagyu beef was certainly top-notched and delicious beyond words. Nevertheless, ox tongue at Nanbantei was much more outstanding. I think it got more to do with how these babies were sliced than the way they were cooked.
|Onions and asparagus|
I did not snap a pic of the onions at Nanbantei but they tasted very similar at both places. Ha ha, what do I expect? Asparagus was tender and extra yummy with a dash of chili powder.
|Pork belly wrapped asparagus and chicken lver|
Pork belly was really gamey at Enmaru so Nanbantei's pork anything won hands down.
We got to choose from a decent range of refreshing and yummy salad. Good for us to wash down all that grease.
Really not very inspiring carbohydrate.
The conclusion is pretty clear. If I want good yakitori I will stick to good old Nanbantei but I will always go back to Enmaru for their wonderful chicken soup ;p If you haven't try the soup, what are you waiting for? GO!
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