トーレンスの『Shin沖縄居酒屋』では７月17日から７月24日まで１周年感謝祭として食べ放題とドリンク飲み放題を各15ドル、両方で30ドルプラス税で出すそう。沖縄料理やデザート以外にも焼き鳥も始めたらしい。ローカル雑誌「ライトハウス」に広告あり。 "Shin Okinawa Izakaya"@Torrance is having 1st anniversary special from 7/17/09 to 7/24/09. They have “All-you-can-eat” and “All-you-can-drink” at $15 each, both for $30 per person plus tax. I saw an ad on “Lighthouse”, a local free magazine.
They serve Okinawafood (Similar to Hawaiian, because thousands of people migrated to Hawaii from Okinawa over 140 years ago and spread Okinawa cooking in Hawaii), deserts, and regular Yakitori (Squired and Char-broiled chicken).
I went there with my friend YW for lunch on 7/10/09. It was my first experience of Okinawafood. I had “Rafu-tei Pork Belly Set” $9.75. It came with Steamed Rice (black or white rice), Miso Soup, Cold Tofu, and Salad. Rafu-tei is tender Pork belly simmered in soy sauce base broth soup and ginger. It was very tender and came apart easily. Salad dressing was good. They must have used Brown sugar and garlic. Black Rice was sticky and sweet, just like Red-bean Rice.
Friend YW ordered “Ginger Pork Set” $8.75. It came with Steamed Rice (black or white), Miso Soup, Cold Tofu, and Salad. She let me taste a few Pork Ginger slices. The Pork meat was thinly-sliced, tender, and marinated in slightly sweet ginger sauce. They must have used brown sugar in the sauce as well. It was pretty good. I might get hooked to the taste.
They gave us 10% off coupons good for 1 month. A half of the customers were American. They are probably familiar with Okinawafood or they know it’s similar to Hawaiian food. They gave plenty of Salad, so both of us got very full. 野菜そば /Vegetable Soba Noodle
According to the ad, they are serving lunch 7 days a week from July. They used to serve Lunch on weekdays only. They don’t serve Desserts for Lunch, so I will try their 1st Anniversary Special “All-you-can-eat” and try all kinds of desserts. There is a 2 hour time limit for the “All-you-can-eat” anniversary special. There will be penalties for not finishing food on your plates, taking food out, and sharing. Lunch Menu [A] Gouya Champlu Set $9, Papaya Champlu Set $9, Chicken Teriyaki Set $9, BBQ Beef Set $9, Pork Cutlet Set $9, Salmon Teriyaki or Grilled with Salt Set $8.75, Grilled Saba Mackerel Set $8.75, Fried Chicken Karaage Set $8.75 [B]Rafu-tei (Pork Belly Simmered) Set $9.75, Okinawa Pork Spear Rib Set $9.75, Fried Oyster Set $10.25 [C] Taco Rice $7, Pork Belly Rice Bowl $8.50, Pork Cutlet Rice Bowl $8.50, Tuna Poke Rice Bowl $9.50, Soki Soba Noodle Soup $8.50, Asa Soba Noodle Soup $8.25
Shin Delux Set $14.50 (Pork Belly, Pork Spear Ribs, Pork Ginger, BBQ Beef, and Pork Cutlet or Fried Oyster) [Combination]: 2 Dish from [A] $11.50 1 Dish from [A] + 1 Dish from [B] $12.50 2 Dish from [B] $13
This weekend, Mitsuwa Market is having “Kyushu Okinawa Fair” I might go to Mitsuwa for “Tatsunoya” Tonkotsu Ramen from Kurume, Fukuoka for lunch (uploaded on the previous blog) and “Shin Okinawa” for this all-you-can-eat and all-you-can drink special for dinner.
As we checked their homepage, the pricing was little high for lunch. We did not feel like viting there. But actually pricing was lower and it tasted much better than what we imagined. It seems they did not update the website for a long time.
追記/Update 7/23/2009 (7:59 AM LAX /11:59 PM 日本時間) 昨夕「Shin沖縄居酒屋」行きました。でも予約客で満席で１時間半待ちと云われ、翌晩用に予約入れてきました。食べ放題$15のコースだけ、飲み放題$15コースだけ、または両方を選択できるみたいです。
Last evening I went to "Shin Okinawa Izakaya" but I was told it's full with reservation and it will be one and a half hour wait. So, I made a reservation for next night and left there. You can select only "All-you-can eat" course at $15 or "All-you-can-drink" course at $15 or both at $30.
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