Sukiyaki at Kyoto’s Moritaya Restaurant
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Appetizer Moritaya Restaurant Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Appetizer
Moritaya Restaurant
Kyoto, Japan

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, we took Fumie's folks out for their 35th wedding anniversary, to Moritaya (モリタ屋) for sukiyaki.

Preparation waitress/cook prepares raw egg for later dipping cooked meat and veggies -- Moritaya Restaurant -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Preparation
waitress/cook prepares raw egg for later dipping cooked meat and veggies
Getting Started -- Moritaya Restaurant -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Getting Started

Sukiyaki involves cooking fresh veggies and meat right at the table, with a bit of sauce and water. One specialty to the Kyoto style is to sprinkle a bit of special sugar (some kind of large-grain coarse white sugar) into the pan, which both adds a bit of sweetness and prevents the meat from burning.

Offering a Taste -- Moritaya Restaurant -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Offering a Taste
The Scene -- Moritaya Restaurant -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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The Scene
A Bit More Sauce -- Moritaya Restaurant -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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A Bit More Sauce
Mmmm, Grape Juice! -- Moritaya Restaurant -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Mmmm, Grape Juice!
Sugar for the Second Course -- Moritaya Restaurant -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Sugar for the Second Course
“More, Please” -- Moritaya Restaurant -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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“More, Please”
Dessert -- Moritaya Restaurant -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Dessert
Happy Tummies -- Moritaya Restaurant -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Happy Tummies

One comment so far...

The meal looked fantastic, but my legs fell asleep just looking at the photos of how everyone was sitting. I know it’s a lifetime’s habit, but yikes! My knees and hips would crack so loud the people in the next room would be expecting a popcorn course.

There were chairs… you could sit cross-legged and lean back and relax, if you wanted, as Fumie’s dad and I did the whole time. —Jeffrey

— comment by Marcina, USA on October 12th, 2009 at 6:28am JST (8 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink
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