1 (Fri) January 2016
Corn Butter Itame
at Izakaya Kenta
with the family
New Year with the Family, Day 7 (see previously 6.360 Lobster, Maybe).
The first 10 days of my winter holiday in Seoul (see most recently 6.354 Christmas Special Dinner), the remaining 7 days here in Manila — now nearly over. Arrived together last Saturday morning. The wife and kids fly back on tomorrow.
Corn Butter Itame is a Japanese dish — to the extent that’s even a dish. Consists of sweet corn, typically from a can, stir-fried (“itame”) in butter. A broiled variation is a common side at Korean restaurants serving Japanese-style course meals (see for example 5.063 Dageumbari…).
Just occurred to me that mainstream Japanese food is very kid-friendly. Simple ingredients. Balanced flavors. Nothing spicy. Everything in bite-sized pieces.
The plan had been to eat dinner at Tanabe, but it was fully booked, so we walked across the street to Kenta (see generally 5.250 Assorted Sushi).
A low-key end to a low-key holiday.