We got off at a calm station that is named “Mikawashima”.
It is within a walking distance from Nippori, but contrary to busy Nippori, Mikawashima is quiet.
And Yamadaya stand along a quiet street, a little far from the calm station.
They are good at Yakiniku, especially innards of pigs & cows.
At first my friend and I drunk a toast.
My drink was ginger highball (ジンジャーハイボール, 430 yen) that have a large slice of ginger.
Whether I should eat the ginger or not is hard to decide :P (I didn’t eat after all)
At first, we ordered steamed beef tail (牛テール蒸し, 950 yen) that is very popular among guests.
It’s mass of collagen !!!
And pig’s liver sashimi (豚刺し, ? yen).
We might not be able to eat it before long in Japan. Already serving cow’s liver sashimi is restricted by law and some of people that serve cow’s liver as raw in restaurants were arrested. Not only the owners but also part-time workers. Incredible…
So owners are very nervous. Also Yamadaya didn’t show it on the menu, though pig’s liver sashimi is not restricted yet. I couldn’t know its price. They called it “Pig’s sashimi” and they never used the word, “liver”.
It’s so tasty all the same.
Steamed fatty pork tongue (豚タントロ蒸し, 650 yen)
I ate much tongues that day :P Pig’s tongue was good, too. As you see, so fatty :D
After that another friend arrived at the shop. So, I ordered a coke (コーラ, 240 yen) and drunk a toast again.
I need coke while eating yakiniku,
We ordered a second helping of steamed beef tail, but it was already sold out :(
Alas, I wanted to eat more :O
Uterus sashimi (コブクロ刺し, 670 yen)
Its texture was funny. And it was fresh and tasty. Lots of green onions and ponzu went with the uterus very well.
After that we started to eat yakiniku.
Thickly sliced beef tongue (厚切り牛タン, ? yen)
Good smell …..
Though it was thick, it was easy to chew ! And so fatty !
Aged-beef (熟成肉, ? yen)
It was not on the regular menu. The name was hanged on the wall as special. So I forgot its price.
The staff said it is aged for 60 days, so I think it must be expensive. Though it is not good expression, aged-beef is just before rotten.
As you see, those didn’t have good color partly. But the more it was chewed, the tastier it became.
Deluxe sirloin (上ロース, 1450 yen)
The menu not says it is aged-beef, but it looked like long aged-beef and tasted great.
Beef large intestine (テッチャン, 800 yen)
That’s mass of fat !
We are thirties and forties, so it’s hard to eat the mass of fats up :(
When we were in teenagers, we must have eaten it greedily…
Kkakdugi (カクテキ, 400 yen)
Much fatty meats made the inside of our mouth sticky, so we ordered a kimchi.
Simmered giblets with salt (牛塩もつ煮込み, 530 yen)
And, Yamadaya’s special assorted beef innards (山田屋ホルモンミックス)
Some parts of cows’ innards were on the dish randomly.
Beef spleen sashimi (チレ刺し, 670 yen)
Beef spleen and reticulum were mixed together.We had to eat soon because the water of the reticulum got out of it sooner.
Gomguk soup (コムタンスープ, 1050 yen)
It’s a beef tail soup.
3-18-10 Higashi-Nippori, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo
Open – 12:00 to 14:00, 17:30 to 22:00
Saturdays – 12:00 to 14:00, 17:00 to 22:00
Holiday – Sundays, Mondays