Monday October 1, 2012
I woke up this morning early, as I do, and had some hours before the family arose on this public holiday, to push through some work tasks, do some thinking on a project I am working on, and then work up reasons to procrastinate Sue and I attacking the book keeping tasks, so urgently requiring attention.
I recalled a place that I was taken by Anthony, Nigel and Troy for my birthday lunch a few months back (thanks guys) which is a Japanese dumpling and beer bar. What’s not to love about that combination! So as sleep was hosed out of the family eyes, it was decided that it would be a lunch gig at Harajuku Gyoza
Dumplings & Beer bar, AND a smiling dumpling as logo, I’m all in!
Tegan immediately spotted the different plates each of us had
and they were all over the walls as well
We sat at a regulation table, but the bar looked a great post work drop in spot
To save arguments, we decided to order every type of dumpling, sans the chilli one (much to the silent angst of 25% of of the family). Well we started to double up on a couple as we have a growing boy in our group, and one boy who is trying to shrink a little in size…
Something for everyone, dumplings and beer!
I was raving about a morish dish I had a while back, and I had spotted it on the menu when scoping out HG’s, Edamame. Whilst they didn’t sound as good as I remembered them as I was describing them to the family, the 2 bowls were inhaled by all and sundry.
These guys are the business!
The place was very friendly and relaxed with staff shouting out each time someone arrived or ordered sake.
Relaxing at the bar
The menu instructed us how to mix the 2 parts soy, 1 part vinegar, and chilli to taste. The boys side of the table heaped in the chilli with the
wimp girl’s side opting out of the magic 3rd ingredient.
The 3 ingredients for the dipping sauce
The dumplings were superb! (thanks for the styling Sue)
We will be back, though those book keeping tasks are still to do, and scheduled for very early in the morning…
Today’s song of the day is taken from a favourite movie, Kill Bill – Battle Without Honor or Humanity – Tomoyasu Hotei.