Monday, December 25, 2017

past couple of days

Hope you and yours have/had a very Merry Christmas.

We celebrated on Saturday and Sunday since Satoshi had to work today (it isn't a holiday here).

Saturday, after we did some o-soji (cleaning for the new year), we went out for dinner at Hillman.

Apparently this restaurant is from Singapore.

The reason I bookmarked this restaurant was because of their paper chicken which looked so good.

We tried their cilantro salad...super refreshing.

Paper chicken...succulent and tender pieces of chicken cooked in parchment.

Chili crab...super hard to eat (ask for spoons!) but so delicious.

The crab legs had lots of meat to them.

Mantou...steamed or fried slightly sweet pieces of dough...good with chili crab.

I liked the steamed version while Satoshi preferred the fried.

Mabo Tofu...the spices hit afterwards...pow!

All of these items came off of their half size menu and was the perfect portion size for us.

We also were there during their happy hour so our drinks (a sangria and 3 beers) were only 190 yen each.

Our meal came out to 4770 yen (tax included)...we'll be back.

Christmas Eve Day lunch was at Afternoon Tea.

I ordered the roast chicken and it was really delicious especially with all these roasted veggies.

Satoshi had their beef stew.

It was a nice and delicious lunch.

We bought some cakes from Rocket.

Satoshi had their mont blanc while I had their Marquise Chocolat.

Christmas Eve Dinner was an assortment of things...avocado maguro, chicken, smoked mackerel dip and crackers, nuts, porter cheese, cheese cookies, salad and we opened the bottle of Miraval.

We enjoyed the Miraval, it isn't too sweet nor too dry.

And the porter cheese was delicious too, especially if you enjoy porters.

Satoshi will be off in a couple of days, so I have some posts lined up.

Happy Holidays!

1-7-30 Sonezakishinchi
Kita-ku, Osaka
Phone: 06.6346.5511
Dinner only weekdays: 17:00-24:00
Saturdays & Sundays 11:30-15:00 (lunch) 17:00-24:00 (dinner)


jalna said...

Wow! Great spread!!!

KirkK said...

Man, some really nice meals Kat! Merry Christmas and happy holidays from the Missus and I!

Anonymous said...

interesting that Hillman has Singaporean cuisine. Would have thought it had prime rib, LOL. Everything looks soooo ono!
Every year, my husband's family has brunch at Halekulani. Would you believe it started at $55 and now is up to $110!!! They even cut out a lot of stuff through the years but this year, at least there was a cold seafood station that had lobster, shrimp, king crab and snow crab. I don't care for sushi and sashimi although it looked very good. And, I don't waste tummy room on carbs and salads. I also prefer fresh fruits to all the different tarts, pies, cakes, etc. Very difficult decision to book for following year but half the family wants to continue there.

K and S said...

Thanks Jalna!

Happy Holidays to you and the Missus, Kirk!

It does sound like a prime rib place, V. I saw your!

Take care everyone.

Rowena said...

that was one heckuva food weekend -- one down, one more to go!

K and S said...

Can't wait to see what you guys are having, Rowena!

Take care.