Saturday, April 30, 2011
:) Today was AWESOME because my friends and I went to try out the famous Izakaya Sozai in North Beach. We come to the conclusion of having an early dinner (very early...like freaking 5.30pm lol) because we wanted to skip the dinner crowd. To our surprised, there is actually a line outside the restaurant before it was even open. We almost gave up on getting a seat but then a odd miracle happen when a group of six people in front of us decides that they didn't wanna wait for another five more seconds for their table and left. :) Lucky us, we got their spot!
We ordered several appetizers with ramens for our main course. Me and Emerson agrees on giving the tongue a try since well; is unique and we are really curious of how tongue taste like. We also ordered a fried chicken skin dish (which sounds like a heart attack on a plate), takoyaki, bacon wrapped with mochi, and many more other stuff.
I didn't really try to Takoyaki but it sure looks good. According to my friend it is extremely well made :) I only remember eating store bought ones and was extremely traumatized by the shoggy and cold taste. My favorite was definitely the tongue...because it doesn't really taste like tongue...it feels more like beef brisket in my opinion. My tongue buddy Emerson agrees as well. The bacon wrap mochi was pretty unique where I really can't taste the mochi at all cause the bacon is so strong. I wonder if they serve this in Japan.
But the best part has to be the ramen! The broth was perfect! I can actually taste a hint of egg inside the broth along with pepper and some secret ingredients that probably wakes me up in cold sweat and craved for it. I really like to believe that it taste exactly like the ones in Japan but I can't compare cause...I never ate ramen in Japan...*cries*
Lastly, we make a last stop in Mission for desert at Humphry Slocombe. Similar problem we encounter, there was a long line outside the ice cream store and there is rumors spreading that the ice cream maybe running low. But I brave on the cold, frigid winter night (actually is suppose to be summer >_>) and managed to get two awesome flavor: Secret Breakfast (Bourbon & Conflakes) and Vietnamese Coffee. Is freezing but I still don't care.
:) Overall, it has been a good night! Thanks Gure for driving me to those places and home! And thanks Pierre for actually driving the car lolz