A fun thing about going out to eat in Japan is that a lot of restaurants have meals that are very hands-on. Meaning you choose your own individual ingredients and cook the food yourself at your table. A lot of these places are buffets, so you can eat as much as you want and get your money’s worth.
One unique place is called Kushiya Monogatari. Kushiya means grilling on little wooden skewers, and monogatari means story.
In the middle of each table is your own little pot of oil that has been built into the table. The host will turn it on for you, and that’s pretty much the last you will see of him or her. They are not servers in the traditional sense, bringing you drinks and dishes, though they might take your dishes away if you have a tall pile. Continue reading “Filling up on deep-fried food in Japan”