A girl needs her midnight snack.
Whether or not she has had 6 meals that day, this fact still holds true. A girl NEEDS her midnight snack!
Me = Girl
Gonpachi = Open until 3:30am
Since midnight snack is a snack; and a snack, according to some random house, is (n.) a small portion of food or drink or a light meal, especially one eaten between regular meals; I order just that: A Snack.
Gonpachi prides itself for using the finest buckwheat flour ground with stone mortar to create its high quality soba. The noodles are handmade everyday to provide a fresh, light, and healthy snack to hungry girls who turn up at their restaurant at ungodly hours seeking comfort in food.
Never ordering just “snacks” when dining in Japanese restaurants, my soba experience is limited to the packed DIY ones you get in supermarkets. Unlike those, the soba in Gonpachi is indeed very fresh. It is, as the Taiwanese would say, very “Q.”
I browse thru the menu while waiting for our snack. Appetizers, Charcoal Grill, Fish & Meat, Special Skewers, Rice, Soba… Wait! SPECIAL SKEWERS!
1. “Toro” Tuna belly with wasabi and grated daikon radish Y1,050
2. “Foie Gras” with strawberry Y1,250
3. “Kuroge Beef” Japanese Kuroge beef sirloin Y1,500
4. Gonpachi Supreme Assortment of special skewers (3 kinds) Y3,500
A few minutes later…
Oh come on! Give me a break! Like YOU wouldn’t do the same?!?!
Toro: Grilled nicely, tender and still a bit raw inside, although I still prefer my toro raw all throughout.
Foie Gras: Generous portion, buttery, grilled perfectly. Goes quite well with the strawberry slices and balsamic vinegar.
Kuroge: A bit well-done but the beef is still very tender. I love that they serve green chilies with it.
Midnight snack: Check
Next stop: Bed
Good night, Tokyo!
Gonpachi 権八: 14/F, E.Space Tower, 3-6 Maruyama-cho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. 東京都渋谷区円山町3-6Ｅ・スペースタワー14F. +813-5784-2010