Its my first time trying ox tongue, a local delicacy from Sendai in the Miyazaki prefecture (this one is from Senri)! The aburi smell was really strong and mouthwatering, and the aburi torching really gives it that oomph from the Maillard reaction. I could tell the cook on the beef was perfect.

The beef itself doesn't have a super strong gamey flavor nor is it particularly juicy but it's got a distinctive chewy texture. I can see why this is an acquired taste. It comes with some spicy paste and I added an onsen egg to dip the beef into the glorious yellow yolk. It's also paired with some refreshing salad.

I really liked this one and would go for a repeat order next time. This is the medium size with 150 grams of beef and cost $32.