Tasty Yakiniku Near Kyoto: Hieidaira’s Nanzan
Ready to Cook at Yakiniku Nanzan (焼肉南山), Otsu Japan -- Yakiniku Nanzan (焼肉南山) -- Hieidaira, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 at an effective 25mm — 1/50 sec, f/4, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Ready to Cook
at Yakiniku Nanzan (焼肉南山), Otsu Japan

For the first time in ages, this evening we had a grill-at-your-table dinner at Yakiniku Nanzan (Hieidaira location).

I didn't have my camera with me, so I'm putting some photos from 2007 (seven years ago!) that I found in my image library.

We go in fits and spurts, but I think this might be the first time this year. It didn't disappoint.

I always order karubi (marinated short-rib beef), and today had six portions, which are described as for a single person but they're pretty small. It wasn't quite the gluttons affair of the now-closed all-you-can-eat beer/BBQ buffet that I wrote about in years past, and since I was driving there's no beer, but we ate well.

Yakiniku Nanzan (焼肉南山) -- Hieidaira, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 at an effective 82mm — 1/350 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos

I took these photos almost a year before my first post on polarization filters, so perhaps I didn't really know about them yet. Now, one glance at the photo above and I know it would have benefited greatly from one.

The meat shown in these photos is gyutan, a name I prefer to the English. It's okay, but I much prefer kalbi.

Yakiniku Nanzan (焼肉南山) -- Hieidaira, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 at an effective 25mm — 1/180 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos

If you find yourself in Kyoto or Otsu and can get up to Hieidaira, Nanzan is highly recommended.


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