I don’t know much about Daikichi, except that I suspect they have hundreds of branches in Japan and a handful outside the country. Remember in my Ji Heng Mian Guan entry I had mentioned that “Hongqiao / Gubei area is a popular residential district for Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese expats working in Shanghai and so you’re find an abundance of the similar authentic cuisines in that area” … well, Daikichi is about 2 shops down from Ji Heng Mian Guan, so go figure!
Remember also that I had mentioned eating at Magushi and Yakitoritei in Hong Kong in my previous posts? Well, Daikichi trumps those experiences too. What I can say about Daikichi is that they serve a very traditional (and safe) list of yakitoris on their menu, whereas Magushi (and maybe Yakitoritei) is a little stronger on creativity.
I’m just a sucker for Yakitoris. Check it out!
Note: A perfect pour of Sapporo draft (and ice-cold too!) … until I took that first sip before I snapped this photo 😦 Got Beer?
This was better than any other ox tongue yakitori (gyutan or 牛タン) I’ve tasted anywhere else. The meat was fresh, salted-to-perfection, juicy and most importantly, its THICK-CUT!!! The lemon added that extra 1% to make this a perfect 100% (full marks) dish.
The plain grilled rice ball with burnt rice (with the help of a brush of soy sauce on the rice ball) made it that much better. We weren’t (or at least I wasn’t) a big fan of the rice ball with cheese …
So we had all of this and to finish off, we ordered some more Gyutan and Nankotsu to make this night even more memorable. The bill came up to be about RMB 210, which I thought was quite reasonable. The quantity that we had (plus the quality) would’ve easily been HKD 400+ in Hong Kong … perhaps even leaning on HKD 500.
Daikichi (Guyang Branch)
No. 435 Guyang Road (near Songyuan Road)
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