Another memorable meal was sukiyaki at Iroha. There are 2 Irohas but the one near Shijo-dori is slightly cheaper (by 1000 yen per set!)
We had our own tatami room and our own hostess who cooked the meal. She made the sauce, which consisted of sugar, soy sauce and mirin. The difference between sukiyaki and shabu-shabu is that sukiyaki is more sweet while shabu-shabu is more savoury.
Prior to eating, a raw egg was broken into a small dish and mixed. This was used as the dipping sauce for the meat and veggies. I prefer the sweeter sukiyaki sauce and this pairs well with the raw egg. The beef was soooooooo soft, smooth.. I simply can’t describe the melt-in-mouth taste. So good that we had to order another beef side (another 3000+ Yen for 3 slices of beef). So expensive but so well worth the rare foodie experience… it’s not like I’ll have another Wagyu meal in Japan anytime soon!
I enjoyed this meal but I was a bit uncomfortable with having the hostess cook the meal and watch me eat…..
FAIM? OUI OUI!!!
Ponto-cho Lane near Shijo St.