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What I Ate: March 8, 2010 (Ryu of Japan)

Posted 9 March, 2010 at 12:26am by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

Dinner: I met up with a bunch of friends (Tina couldn't join us because she had to keep watch over Hairy who has a doggie cold) at Ryu of Japan (11101 Burnet Road, Austin, TX‎ - (512) 973-9498‎). I thought much of the food we had was delicious. The monk fish liver, oysters, and hotate (sea scallop) nigiri were my favorite dishes. The okonomiyaki is mediocre (having too much cabbage), but I don't know another place in Austin that serves it.
Ryu of Japan

Ryu of Japan - Oyster

Ryu of Japan - Grilled Hamachi

Ryu of Japan - Mackerel

Ryu of Japan - Aji

Ryu of Japan

Ryu of Japan - Okonomiyaki

Ryu of Japan - Nato and Ika; Monkfish Liver


Ryu of Japan - Sushi

Lunch: We've only had Hairy for a day and we're exhausted already. I dug in the freezer for something we could heat up and eat quickly before our appointment with the veterinarian and came up with the last of the Chicken McNuggets from that time I bought a 50-pack.
Chicken McNuggets

4 comments to What I Ate: March 8, 2010 (Ryu of Japan)

Debra, March 9th, 2010 at 2:51 am:

  • Is the dog on antibiotics? That's likely kennel cough (almost all adopted shelter dogs have it) and should be on antibiotics. Dogs are very exhausting, especially the first few months as you help them figure out your rules and expectations. I've had my new dog since last summer and I still have issues with her on walks (although she's much much better than she was when I first got her).

Tina Jiang, March 9th, 2010 at 11:12 am:

  • Yes, we are giving him antibiotics prescribed by the vet. She said he'll be better in a few days, nothing serious. He's sleeping a ton, definitely getting more rest than we are!

Debra, March 10th, 2010 at 3:16 am:

  • I had the same experience with my new dog last summer. He's adorable, BTW.

What I Ate: April 15, 2010 (Ryu of Japan) | Orthogonal Thought, April 15th, 2010 at 9:20 pm:

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