It was in Japan where I have tasted the best beef. Tokyo is one of the most expensive cities in the world, but if you know your way around, you’ll discover the cheap places to shop and eat. Traveling need not really be so expensive, if you book for Cheap Holidays early on, you’ll get as much as 50 to 70 % off on ticket prices and hotels. You know how travel prices drop during off season, so that’s the best time to book.
Going back, you’ll never expect that in those very narrow residential streets around Tokyo, there are small kiosks and restaurants serving traditional Japanese dishes, sushi, ramen and Yakiniku. These are called “Aka Chochin” or Red Lantern. When you see those red lanterns hanging around in front, it’s a restaurant.
That’s where we eat Yakiniku (grilled meat), if you order it from hotels or restaurants, it’ll cost you an arm and a leg. In these places, they are way cheaper. Last time we were there was 4 years ago and the kids were craving for Yakiniku so last Sunday, since it was Mother’s Day, I thought of it for our dinner. Here’s how it’s done…
Mix apple, soy sauce, garlic, sesame oil, and sesame seeds in a bowl. Reserve a portion of sauce for dipping and marinate beef in the sauce for 30 minutes. Grill or heat a large skillet on high heat and stir-fry the beef. Eat it wrapped in lettuce leaves or as it is with steamed Japanese rice.
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