Phil is in town for a quick visit and it was nice of him to take some time out of his busy schedule to contact me to meet up.
We had drinks and some pupus (appetizers) at Kohaku.
This bar is a French-Japanese fusion type of place.
Let's start with the bad...chintzy servings of wine...and a bar atmosphere way too loud (you can barely hear each other talking)
We shared this daikon covered with a porcini cream sauce.
The daikon is cooked until tender then smothered in a rich porcini cream sauce.
We also shared this "okonomiyaki". Lots of cabbage and some beef is smothered in a fondue cheese sauce and topped with a red wine tomato sauce.
Since the waitress asked if it was our first time eating there (and it was) I think she should have told us about ordering bread on the side to mop up all that melted cheese...grr! (actually I think more places should serve bread (for free) with their dishes that have sauces that need mopping up)
Our ears blasted from the noise of the bar, we then headed up to quiet Tsutaya to hang out and chat.
Phil was kind to bring a foodie magazine from Australia for me, which I look forward to reading. (Thank you!)
The day was nasty humid and I probably won't be back to that bar, but the company and conversation was nice as always.
Thanks for meeting up Phil it was nice catching up with you!
Lucua 1100 Bar Chika, B2F
Open 11:00-24:00, when Lucua 1100 is