On our way from Hiroshima to Kyoto we decided there is no logical reason why we wouldn't stop in Kobe for lunch. Sure it's raining and cold, it's out of our way and the lunch special is more than $50, but it's Kobe we are talking about, Kobe, as in the place where people massage cows to keep their meat perfectly marbleized. oh, it sure was...Our chef started by grilling some garlic on the skillet in front of us, then set up our plates so they were directly on the skillet to keep warm.
Starting by rendering some fat to grease the skillet and slicing the meat into pieces according to fat content, our chef was a skillful and accurate man, and we were salivating with our mouths open. Really.
Since $50 only gets you so little beef we had some tofu and vegetable grilled along side it, as well as some delicious fried rice that was made last, so it fills up only the little spaces in our stomach, those tiny cracks between the chunks of meat.
Both the rice and the sprouts were grilled in some fat, and to add some flavor he used all the access fat that was cut off the meat at the beginning. fried rice with tiny cubes of Kobe beef fat. Delicious!!
This was by far one of the best meals I had in the last month.