December 3, 2011

Kyara Japanese Tapas

Kyara Japanese Tapas was my number one pick to have a little dinner with my friends during my birthday weekend.  I wouldn't have remembered this place if it weren't for them.  A friend had suggested to eat Japanese food and another suggested to eat Spanish tapas.  Since I like both foods, Kyara came to mind!  I knew Kyara would be a great pick because their foods are served in small servings and since the prices are reasonable, my friends and I could order a lot and try each other's dishes:



We were all given a complimentary salad while we were ordering.

Chef's specials


Edamame

Potato salad

I think this was ahi... The sauce that came with was nice!

Motsu ni- pork intestine stew.  The meat came in thin cube like strips (my first time seeing them in that form).

Gingko nuts-  They may look wet in appearance, but the gingko nuts
tasted dry on the inside and had a bold flavor.

YuDofu- A tofu soup with ponze.  I didn't expect the big cubes of tofu to fill me up the fastest!

Ika butter- stir fried squid with butter

Tofu steak- Somewhat the shape of a steak, but not a steak!

Butabara- pork belly (Tare/Shio)

Asparagus

Shiitake- these mushrooms had a nice, thick flesh.

Garlic potato- deep fried potato with garlic butter.  This is a great dish for all you potato lovers.

Tsukune- ground chicken and pork (Tare/Shio)

Spicy salmon donburi- They meshed a lot of salmon into that small bowel!

Cold soba noodles- These were under the shime section (foods that you should eat last), they hit the spot!  The noodles was cold to the point that they were soothing while eating them. 

Tofu mousse- Homemade vanilla tofu mousse.  This dessert was a surprise to me.  It may look like just a regular tofu, but its actually sweet!

Vanilla ice cream with homemade green tea syrup- The waiter had poured the syrup onto the ice cream in front of me,  what a great presentation!  Well you can't see the design now that the ice cream has melted...

These were some of the dishes we had!  Each of the small dishes had distinct and impressionable qualities.  Just by looking at these pictures again I can remember how great many of these dishes were.  Kyara is now definitely one of my favorite Japanese food spots to go to!

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