The other night we went to Tokkuri Tei, one of my favorite izakayas (Japanese taverns) on Kapahulu Avenue.
I hadn’t been to its new location at the Hee Hing Plaza, and I already knew exactly what I was going to order.
And that list didn’t include the really weird natto ice cream dessert I saw on the menu.
Get this: it’s natto with vanilla ice cream topped with corn flakes, a Jack Daniels caramel sauce and strips of shiso.
But don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it. It actually wasn’t that bad. Somehow — somehow — these strange flavors worked, even with the natto and strips of shiso.
This has to be, just based on ingredients alone, the strangest thing I’ve ever eaten — and tolerated.
What’s the weirdest dish you’ve had — and actually liked?