Yakitori Alley, Shinjuku

5 Apr

A few days ago when exploring Shinjuku we stumbled upon a small sidestreet that had a bunch of yakitori restaurants situated on a narrow pedestrian walkway. We decided to go back yesterday for dinner and eat with the locals.

We ate at Sasamoto, which is basically what you would consider a hole-in-the-wall place. No signage, no menu, no nothing. Just two cooks behind the counter and seating for twelve, all of whom were locals. It was a pork day yesterday– all the skewers were cuts of pork. Pork cheek, throat, belly, intestine, even pork testicle! Jeannie and I agree that this was the best yakitori meal we’ve ever had in our lives. Yum.

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Yes that is Jer actually eating a pork testicle yakitori.

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2 Responses to “Yakitori Alley, Shinjuku”

  1. msluu April 6, 2012 at 1:59 PM #

    I don’t know how you two do it. I have been traveling for one week and I’m already sick of it. I’m glad you’re hanging out with the locals and stumbling upon some amazing finds! Jerry, make sure you get Jeannie to eat some oddities too!

  2. Jeff Young April 7, 2012 at 2:56 AM #

    This is awesome. Keep the cuisine updates coming!

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