LAMB one in Shinjuku: scrumptious lamb, solo bbq-style!
At LAMB one, you can enjoy quality lamb yakinku (sometimes called Japanese bbq) on grill-by-yourself helmet-shaped skillets. Also, the restaurant is a hitori yakiniku, which means its a solo bbq-style restaurant - a much-talked-about new style of restaurant in Japan.
The premium-quality lamb used is raised in New Zealand pastures. The cuts were shoulder, fillet, and another shoulder cut marinated in a kind of miso sauce.
Once you've ordered, the staff will bring to your table a helmet-shaped skillet, and that's where the fun begins!
Because this is lamb yakiniku (a specialty of Hokkaido in northern Japan), it's meant to be grilled like the famous dish they have over there called the 'Jingisukan'. So the way you cook Jingisukan is by placing the meat in the center of the convex roaster and the vegetables around it.
All the cuts were really tasty here, and you could tell it was quality lamb because there wasn't any strong meaty smell.
It's a nice juicy lambchop, tenderized and flavor-enhanced by being marinated in 'shio koji', a traditional Japanese seasoning made from fermented rice and salt. It was delectable! You might want to try this one with sake.
It's conveniently located in Shinjuku, in the heart of the vibrant Kabukicho district so next time you're there, this could be a great option.
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