Today was a big day. Like, really big.
My friend Jenn and I went to Shibuya first. We paid a short visit to the "busiest Starbuck's" for a little pick-me-up before our long day of walking, where I tried to take a picture and was reprimanded...in Japanese...and I caught it all in this photo!
After our caffeine fix, we went to Omotesando. Here we stopped by Omotesando Hills (a high end shopping mall), then went to Fujimamas, an Asian fusion restaurant near Harajuku. We had a large dinner planned, so we split the Swordfish burger with black sesame mayonaise and a sweet, gingery salsa. Their cheesecake looked dynamite as well, but we had to pass.
Meiji Gardens, we headed back home to freshen up before a much anticipated dining experience. Matsusakyagyu is a yakiniku in the Futakotamagawa area, very close to the train station. Yakiniku basically means BBQ'd meat. There are charcoal grills in the center of the tables where you cook your own bite-sized pieces of meat.
Our first courses included steak tar tar, kimchee, and beef tendon in a delicious sauce served over greens. This was only the beginning of the meat experience.
ika karage (fried squid), Jenn and I indulged in some girl talk.
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