"champion" in ebisu is known as the best "yakiniku" japanese style korean BBQ. it is very popular among "pro"s. they buy whole beef and prepare meats. all part are beautiful "shimofuri"that fat spread all over meat which is thought as the most tasty way in japan. "kobe-beef" recently-known in uk is this style. champion does serve beautiful meats! and they melt in mouth!! it is one of the best "yakiniku" yu's had!
yu had day trip to tokyo for an appointment and to see very good friend, natsuki shigeta, kimono designer aka "tsukikageya". yu left hamamatsu around lunch time. then went to mitsukoshin in ebisu to get his favourite rollcake "kuromaru" from kyoto. kuromaru's black bamboo charcoal sponge& light white whipcream makes unique texture&flavour. it is just beautiful! tsukikageya has amazing shop in tomigaya just right next to yoyogi-koen. her special yukata, summer kimono, stands great in pink lights and messy deco. she has recently started "kimono range" which is made-to- order. not only kimono&yukata but tsukikageya stocks pretty accessories such as meat&dumpling necklace. tsukikageya opens unofficial bar...yu is not sure if he can write about it...every thurs night. tonight was last night for this year. her close friends&customers gathered around. then we decided to go to "yakiniku", japanese style korean BBQ, dinner. we popped in afew bars after dinner. and yu&tsukikage ended up drinking till morning. yu took first shinkansen back to hometown of hamamatsu. on his way back "mt. fuji" the highest&most respected mountain was appeared beautifully.