Tuesday, 28 October 2008 by Dr Maytel
We were looking for a Japanese restaurant that specialises in crab done several ways. Ever since our last trip to Japan where I spotted several of these restaurants (they are a chain) but never managed to indulge my crab fetish its been on the list of "to eats"
Although we wandered around for nearly an hour looking for it, it wasn't until I decided to go into Zara to check out clothing that we spotted that it was in the same building, 4th floor.
Giant Mechanical Crab
From the moment you enter this place it is made perfectly clear that they are serious about crab
We choose a set menu which appeared to be huge and plenty for two, plus a cloudy sake.....purely through a series of pointing at photos and elaborate hand gestures an flailing of hands. God I love the freedom of being a tourist for four days, not having to learn the language and reverting back to universals such as pointing and nodding. Communication was a success and a series of trays began to arrive at our table.
Place setting including crab scrapper
Crab egg pate
This was unbelievable, fresh, sweet and almost creamy
Table top charcoal grilled crab
Simple and gave off that irresistible smell of seafood shells being roasted
Crab Nabe (Hotpot)
Green Tea Icecream
Mildly helpful link in Japanese