susan smitten (chu_hi) wrote,
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Too Many Kansai Pictures! Part First..

My holiday in Japan was short, but yielded many photographs. Let's start with the first evening. My friends Kazuki and Yumi (and their three beautiful children) met me when I arrived, and we headed to Kujira No Andy, my favorite restaurant in Japan, where once again I was floored by the profound deliciousness of Andy's cuisine. This restaurant is one table only per night, and is by reservation only. It has no menu; you tell them what you feel like having, and they create something fabulous. The children had spag-bol and fries. For the grownups, I requested Japanese food. I mentioned that I might like to eat some seafood.


This is Hitomi, one of the chefs of Kujira no Andy.


Here's Yoshihiro putting the finishing touch on dessert. Our friends refer to the couple collectively as "Andy."


Left to right: Yuki, Kazuki, Koki, Yumi. Little Kimi is asleep in a pram.


There's Kimi! And radiant Yumi.


First course is sushi. The nearest one is red pepper, the next one is omelet. I don't think I got a picture of every course.


The take-no-ko, or bamboo shoots, on the right hand side were the most savory, melty thing I'd ever tasted.


This was good, and maybe I drank the dressing from the bowl.


Tempura and Sauvignon Blanc.


The main course. I had fish (trying to remember which one), and my friends had pork and steak, respectively, but all were served with potatoes, pesto, and balsamic. Delicious, delicious.




Tags: kazuki, kobe, kujira no andy
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