I was wandering around the streets of Shinjuku, when a restaurant caught my eye.
“NO MEAT, NO LIFE.”
Definitely a great name for a yakiniku restaurant.
This eye-catching little joint stands right in front of the famous Robot Restaurant.
As the restaurant purchases the entire body of the beef, it allows them to provide A5 rank meat at a low cost.
The cozy restaurant has one counter and several tables.
As always, it is almost completely packed with customers!
I can see the staff behind the counter working busily.
Is that thing hanging from the ceiling bones or horns?? I’m liking the interesting interior design!
But before anything, let’s order something to drink. One shochu and one beer, please!
There is already a two-person hotplate on the table. We’re all set!
Let’s start with the appetizer.
Dip the fresh veggie sticks in the special meat miso.
What an appetizing sound! ^_^
The meat miso is filled with little chunks of meat. Delicious!
Next up is, tomato namul. Here is a dish I definitely recommend.
The sesame oil flavor tomato namul is sooo tasty and refreshing! You can’t get this taste anywhere else!
Now, I think we’re ready for the meat. Let’s take a look at the menu.
First, I’m going to order thick beef hatsu (heart) and tan (tongue).
It’s my first time to try thick hatsu.
Make sure to grill both sides, and when the surface is slightly burned, it’s time to eat!
The meat is already seasoned with salt and pepper, so a little wasabi is just enough.
So chewy and juicy! I can’t get enough of it!!
Our next pick is… an assortment of A5 rank beef, named “serebu-mori”!
It looks so delicious!
Japanese Black Beef, rich with juicy high quality fat!
For this particular meat, you don’t want to over-grill it. When the surface slightly changes color, have it together with just a hint of wasabi.
I couldn’t contain my genuine reaction.
The staff nearby heard me, looked over, and smiled proudly.
This got me. What a wonderful tasting piece of meat!
The kimchi that I ordered mid-way meal was a mild taste and also very good. Everything I’ve had here so far is excellent!
As we were about to wrap up the meal, I noticed yukhoe on the menu, a Korean style dish of raw beef topped with egg yolk. This caught me off guard, as I thought it had recently become illegal to serve raw meats in public restaurants.
I asked the staff and learned that the meat used for this is extremely fresh, and the restaurant has obtained approval from the public health centre to serve it raw.
Hmm… I don’t think I can pass on that!
I cut in the egg yolk and mix it with the meat.
Again, it’s sooo delicious! I think I’ve already used that word way too many times today. But I can’t help it!
Lastly, we ordered chilled noodles with tomato. We decided we wanted something fresh.
My friend and I are sharing one dish.
The sour taste of the tomato is to finish up the meal!
I eat up the tasty firm noodles, and am completely refreshed ^_^
What a satisfying meal that was!!
I highly recommend this delicious yakiniku restaurant, with plenty of menus you can’t find anywhere else.
|NO MEAT, NO LIFE. 2nd.|
|1-13-10, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo|
|5 min walk from Shinjuku station|
|Sunday 17:00~24:00 （L.O.23:30）
Tue ~Sat 18:00~3:00 （L.O.2:30）