Little Tokyo: Return to Honda-Ya
I recently went back to local favorite Honda-Ya.
Although it was just the two of us, we ended up getting a bunch of dishes. Or more specifically, I ordered way too many dishes. But in my defense, everything is so reasonably priced, the menu is massive and I just wanted to try everything.
My friend ordered the housemade tofu, fried cheese wontons and the eggplant. I liked the tofu but I pretty much like all forms of tofu except fried. This tofu was very silky. The eggplant was all right. I didn’t try the cheese wontons.
I had to have a couple of skewers. The skewer station was backed up though and these took a while to arrive. Still, it was worth it for the okra. And the chicken wings.
I didn’t eed the lamb chops and chicken gizzards but they’re always good. I also had the garlic greens again (not shown). I think this will be one of my must-orders.
Honda-ya is an izakaya so they serve many small dishes but also sushi. I gave it a whirl. The fish was sliced a bit too thin for my taste but the fish itself is fairly fresh. I prefer Sushi Go 55 more for their sushi.
To finish our meal, I ordered the seafood zosui (porridge). I probably should have gotten the chicken as I poked around the mysterious bits of seafood. The texture sometimes of the fish and shellfish was a bit off putting at times– though I must state it didn’t taste bad. I happen to think of porridge as one of the most comforting meals and though not exciting, chicken or even just pork would have been just tine. I did love the pickles that came with the zosui.
Next time I will get the greens and the chicken porridge! And maybe some skewers. And maybe… well, I’ll be back anyway.