Saturday night, we checked out Wagokoro which is next door to Cafe Yooi.
If I'm not mistaken, Wagokoro used to be closer to Ishibashi station, but moved to this area in the last couple of years.
I remember eating there with Satoshi (pre-blog).
This restaurant specializes in dishes using ingredients from Hokkaido.
I was sort of leery about eating here because every time I passed by, no one was ever eating there, ever.
We started with some "toba".
Salmon is dried in strips until hard like jerky. The owner/chef makes her version softer.
We enjoyed this. A bit on the salty side, the fish has a slight chew to it and the smoky flavor isn't overpowering. (sorry the photo is blurred)
Next came a plate of some side dishes--these were kind of bland.
The fish that was in the middle of the plate was a bit "too fishy" for my liking.
We also tried the curry with summer veggies.
This was good, nice kick and lots of grilled summer veggies like okra, corn, zucchini.
A bit pricey, small on portions and a very tiny menu, we don't know that we'll be back.
We're glad we got to try this place out though.
Closed Sunday and Monday
Lunch: 11:30-14:00, Dinner: 17:00-21:00