I'm back at Gyodoike (魚道生) for an impromptu dinner. It really has become one of my favorite places for Japanese in town, and I think the chef has started to recognize me.
As usual we let the chef make the call on what to send us, although I did ask for beef to be left off the menu, as well as tuna. I've asked for tuna to be taken out almost every time that I've been here, but I still have to specify that it's ALL cuts of tuna. They don't seem to get it here…
Whelk (つぶ貝) - very crunchy. Nice way to kick off.
Rosy seabass (赤鯥) - with some myoga (茗荷), red peppercorns and shichimi powder (七味唐辛子).