We recently tried a "tachigui" place called Mitterand Ni-sei. It was my first time at a tachigui.
Tachigui is literally "stand and eat". In Japan there are many places like this. There are also tachinomi (stand and drink) places too.
At the front of the shop you'll see a curtain blocking the doorway and lots of legs...the customers eating and drinking.
I'm not too sure but I think the curtain is there for privacy so you won't be there judging who is eating and drinking early in the morning or late at night...
Anyway this tachigui serves french food which is why I wanted to try it.
If you order their lunch specials on the weekends and holidays, they knock off 80 yen off their glasses of sparkling wine and glasses of white or red...whoo!
I ordered their Japanese sparkling wine, a little sweet and very fruity...300 yen. Satoshi had a glass of white and then a glass of red...300 yen each.
Satoshi ordered their salmon, which was served with an olive tapenade, some ikura (salmon roe) and sauteed mushrooms. We loved the crispy salmon skin!
I ordered the pork belly with mustard sauce.
Their knives were what I call butter knives, so cutting this was nearly a workout for me...hard.as.rock.
Problems with this dish was the thickness of the meat and the knife. Being a thick piece, I think this should've been cooked until tender.
Flavor-wise I loved this especially the lentils and sauce. We used our bread to mop up the rest of the sauce.
Their lunch specials also come with some salad and bread...950 yen each.
This shop is cash only and service is kinda spotty but we enjoyed the atmosphere and for the most part the food.
We'll be back.
Osaka Fukoku Building B2F
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