Friday, January 21, 2011
牛の蔵 Ushi No Kura
Say hello to Ushi No Kura.
Ushi No Kura literally means "Cow Collection" but this isn't just any cow collection. Ushi No Kura carries high-grade Wagyu beef from Kagoshima. The prices for Wagyu beef at Ushi No Kura is exceptionally lower than other Wagyu restaurants because the ranch owns the restaurant. Here are the lovely farmers showcased in their Akasaka lobby.
We weren't sure how much to order since we just came from slurping lard-ladened ramen at Mochi Mochi No Ki, so we decided to order a moderate platter of meat. For 5000yen (~$60USD) we devoured a plate of 極上カルビ (prime Kalbi), 極上ロース (prime roast), 極上ハラミステーキ (prime skirt steak), and ホルモン (horumon...pork offals)!
Horumonyaki. Pork offals!
For dessert, we finished the night off with a bowl of Kagoshima wagyu tail soup.
Peasu peasu from Ushi No Kura.
*Thanks to Rameniac for another delicious recommendation.
Ushi No Kura
Akasaka Building 7-9-1 Akasaka
Subway Chiyoda Line / 3 min walk from Akasaka Station, Exit 7 (exit number 4 after 10 pm) Subway Ginza line noise circle extension / 13 min walk from Akasaka Mitsuke
*Grab a taxi with a gps. This location is far from the station.