Gyu-Kaku & Honey Art Cafe


Last October, a friend and I ate at Gyu-Kaku, a Japanese barbecue restaurant, in the Memorial area. Although the service and food were okay, the DIY grilling made for a memorable experience. We began with iced tea.

For sides, we got a salad with hard-boiled eggs and miso soup.

I had been craving cream cheese wontons from Kawa Sushi in Willowbrook, so I decided on cheese wontons with a dip for an appetizer.

For our choice of two meats, we both chose garlic shrimp, which comes with four pieces each marinated in sesame seasoning.

I wasn’t sure how good of an idea it was for me to cook, but it was pretty simple. The first four shrimp were slightly burnt, but we got the last four just right by grilling them for about 5 minutes.

The shrimp was juicy and savory, and my clothes didn’t even smell bad because of their “down draft system, [in which] the smoke is sucked into the bottom of the table and away from guests.” Finally, I had my meal with rice.

Our culinary adventure was concluded by a trip to Honey Art Cafe for an Egg Waffle with chocolate and strawberries!

Until next time,


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