Eating out: Maekawa bar
Last night, my husband and I went to Uwajimaya to buy some mangoes and Japanese mayo. We usually go to International District for our dim sum fix but we didn’t really have a usual spot for our sushi cravings, so we went to Maekawa bar which is a block away from the grocery store.
This Japanese pub sits on the second floor of a small shopping center with tall glass windows looking out into another bar/restaurant called Fort St. George. They weren’t busy when we arrived but I’ve heard youngsters and people looking for snack food after drinking populate this place at night. They serve a huge range appetizers or “Asian Tapas, Japanese-style”
One of our tapas was their Takoyaki, a ball-shaped dumpling made with flavored batter and bits of octopus inside. It is fried with a special takoyaki pan and topped with takoyaki sauce and shavings of dried
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