Can hardly call it a project since all involved were screwing eight 1/2" wood screws but put this table together yesterday. The top is a salvaged card catalog and the legs from a 1920's children's school desk. Might varnish the desk wood later to match the top but love the rusty legs where it's more like a permanent patina, no rub off or flaking.
Need to find a permanent spot for it but steaming on top was today's lunch. A retort pack Wagyu Beef Curry from an older care package.
I was out of Fukushinzuke but man, this was pretty good. A quality beefiness that you could smell even before you taste. A bit of heat and unlike most retort pack curries had a fair amount of meat. Other ingredients were button mushroom and small diced potatoes.
Too bad we're stuck with the same standard two or three selections at our Japanese markets here. Haven't come around sharing the Squid Ink and Beef Tendon curries I've had. Were both delicious and also retorts purchased at a regular supermarket.
Just a quick update that the Yakyudori folks are opening another restaurant in Kearny Mesa occupying the old Honey's Cafe spot named Hinotez. With some internet digging found it's related to the Hinotetsu Group in Japan, a chain Yakitoriya/Izakaya hybrid of sorts.
But here the menu seems it will run the more American concept of a Japanese restaurant, a full gamut Yakitori, Ramen, Soba, Udon, Teishoku lunch sets, and even Sushi Rolls. Sounds like another Tajima/Chopstix but I've been a fan of the now gone original Yakyudori in Hillcrest and its Ramen producing sibling off Convoy so we'll have to see. Opening said to be middle of September but the place looked nowhere near to be ready in a week's time.
Hope everyone is enjoying the three day weekend. I find the light drizzle refreshing.