KOBE, JAPAN FOOD & DRINK: RIB LAB
There’s a new sparerib restaurant in Kobe, so we checked it out last night. We sampled the mustard, onion & garlic, and the apple sauce-glazed ribs. They were pretty good. Coming from the States, though, I’m used to spareribs that kind of ‘fall off’ the bone, but, these were a bit tougher. It’s a unique place offering about 6-8 different-flavored spareribs and 10 different-flavored fries (cheese, sour cream, bbq, etc.)
However, what really makes this place unique and seemingly out of sync with the rest of Kobe’s restaurants, are the erotic black and white photos lined up on the wall in the unisex bathroom showing naked women eating ribs and with sauce dripping down their breasts. No lie. Strange. In addition to that, there’s one huge photo of a bare breasted woman sucking on a rib in the main dining area! People just unabashedly carry on with their meals as though there’s no naked flesh hovering above them. Here are some images from Rib Lab Kobe:
450 Y per piece. A bit pricey. But, vibe is cool.
Yubinbango650-0012 Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi Kitanagasadori 3-12-3
Lee structure-store West Building 1F
11dec14. Kobe, Japan.
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Chef/owner: Liza Queen
Everyone asks me how I know her. We met in Vietnam. This was a few years ago when her agent told her to get lost for about a year and do the experimentation with food that she loves to do. So, there she was in Saigon fusing Amerasian dishes and filling an otherwise average pub with her inventive cuisine. Fast forward to present-day Brooklyn where she has returned to the place that she loves and is trying to amaze and inspire foodies with her risky, creative, daring menu that only pleases. Fault can be found nowhere. Her food is something you must try. She is the reason I am a foodie and the person who has inspired me to be conscious of the artfulness and delicacy of every type of food I try now.
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