Saturday, November 24, 2012

Kyubey ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


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This is the place where gunkan-maki was born. You know, those wraparound style of sushi
that look like battleships. Yes, that was in 1941. 



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It's been 70 years now, but Kyubey, under the helm of Yosuke Imada, son of
the founder, remains one of the most prestigious sushi houses in Tokyo.



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The famous personalities who are Kyubey regulars.
I want to be part of this list, thank you! 



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The owner Yosuke "Mr. Kyubey" Imada himself and his apprentice who was like our
very own God Almighty that night. Lol. 




Oh how he teased and spoiled our senses all night long



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He placed these beautiful cuts of toro and hamachi in front of us



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And then served us this:



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Seaweed, radish and pickled ginger.
Hello??? Seriously??? Do we look like rabbits???


Just kidding!

Our sushi chef, he was so good to us. 

He served us only the finest, freshest bounty of the sea.

First, he presented us with 3 kinds of sashimi:


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Ohmygodtoro!!!  Also known as Otoro :)



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Next came a series of nigiri:


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Special white fish



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(This is a gunkan-maki if you are still wondering) 



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They were still alive!!!



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I sucked the juices from their heads



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Odori Ebi or "Dancing Shrimp"
Dancing because the poor, yummy baby was still twitching when I put it in my mouth!
OMG! Can't get any fresher than this! 



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Grilled shrimp head



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Anago with salt



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Anago with sauce



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Rolls: pickles, cucumber, tuna, squash 



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I ordered extra slices of toro sashimi



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Kani Shinjo



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I was pretty full by the time I finished the last piece of radish.

But I knew I could still manage a piece of meat.

It was just very hard deciding which among these:







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Or this.


Ha ha ha. :P 


Kyubey: 7-6, Ginza 8-chrome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Tel: +81 3 3571 6523

Kyubey Website

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