Not long ago, I found an Ikinari Steak at of all places, the food court at Koshigaya Laketown Mall in Saitama. I decided to see what all the hype was about and got into the line to get myself an Ikinari steak.
|Ikinari Steak in English and Ikinari Steak in Japanese too.|
|I saw the sign!|
When I got to the front of the line, I chose the cheapest cut possible and the minimum weight as I didn't have much cash on hand and didn't feel like using the credit card. I requested them to cook my steak medium rare. They also asked me if I wanted anything else with my steak. I chose the salad set, which included a small salad and a cup of soup. Each set was something like 300 yen. Most of the others around me chose the rice set with a cup of rice and a bowl of soup. I watched as the man who took my order took out a knife and cut my steak from a bigger piece of meat. He then weighed it. It was 215 grams. I was given a pager-type device and found a table.
In about 7-10 minutes, my buzzer went off and I got my steak. It was served on a cast-iron hot plate, on top of a pile of corn and onions.
|Here she is...|
|My brother-in-law ordered the steak and we all shared it.|