Friday, July 30, 2004

072904_Restaurant _L..A. Little Tokyo_Yoro Ko Taki

We walked around in down Town L.A's Little Tokyo, decide to check this place, because of the price. The menu has varieties of Beer house type food. Price is unbelievable inexpensive as most Japanese restaurants are very pricey. WE still have not figure out how the prices were determined. A slice up tomato plate is $2.5 and but two fried Flat fish is $4.5. A beef skewer is $2.3 a stick where as a combo plate with 6 meat skewer and 6 grilled vegetable tic (at $1.9) cost $13.9 ..just doesn't add up.

Potato with meat is good, classic Japanese taster, boiled potato in meat broth. The broth is not hearty meat broth, but light beef flavor plus natural sweetness from onion.

Croquette was not that good. Mashed potato, battered in Tempura crumb and deep fired. Bland and a little oily.

Whole Squid was the best, a big 8 inch long squid, lightly brushed with sauce, grilled to perfection, timing was excellent. Squid is known to be a difficult to cook item, either under cook or overcook will turn it into rubbery, tough texture

Fried Flat fish : two flat fish was filleted and fried. So, you would eat the meats then eat the battered fried “bone”. Very interesting to chew on the flavorless Fish bone and head. I guess it’s for the crunchy texture.

Tori Yaki Combo, I loved the chicken Skewer. The cut of meat is the wing drum stick, which has the tenderness and flavor. The grilled pepper was interesting, it was not “hot” at all, as your mind would lead. Grilled Pork, Beef and Asparagus are nicely grilled, but on a rather too salty side.

Overall, it’s a 7. Well definitely come back again to sample other item on the menu. Also, the price was great, $36 was the total. Best Item of the night : Whole Squid.


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