If there is one thing you should try when you are in Sendai is beef tan (tongue).
While we were in Sendai, we found a great izakaya to have dinner at...Donpachi.
Their amuse bouche was some super tender oxtail, simmered with daikon, carrots and a sweet-salty shoyu based sauce.
The tan was grilled perfectly.
Served with spicy miso, this was addictingly good!
Iburi gakko is a tsukemono (gakko) from Akita prefecture, the daikon is smoked (ibusu) then pickled.
The pickles combined with some cream cheese was so good.
Smoky, creamy, tangy and crunchy.
I'm glad we got to try this and want to recreate this.
Salmon wasabi nuta (new-tah).
Nuta is fish combined with miso and a little acid, like vinegar.
And to end this ox tail soup ojiya-style (with rice and egg).
It was a great day, and we were glad we were able to taste a bit of Sendai too.
2-6-34 Chuo, Aoba-ku