Tuesday, December 13, 2005


The first esoteric fact that I ever learned on the World Wide Web was that tempura came from the Portuguese influence on Japanese food, which brings me rather neatly to yesterday's destination - as Paul and I attempt to eat our way around the world in London - makiyaki, a Japanese restaurant in South Wimbledon.

We shared sukiyaki which was cooked at the table.The main ingredient is thin sliced beef (not yak, the word "yaki" means "sautee" or "grill" in Japanese) which is simmered in a pan in the sukiyaki sauce with vegetables. You dip the cooked beef in raw beaten egg before popping it in your mouth if you are brave like us.

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