Eating out: Maekawa bar

Hungry Brownie

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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