If you’re not familiar with Japanese “kushiage” its bite size breaded and perfectly deep-fried skewers of meat, seafood and vegetables. These small plates and skewers at Horon are made for sharing with your friends while you converse and drink the night away. All the different types of soju and sake will help your apprehensive friends become undaunted eaters (
Baby octopus, mochi cheese, lotus root with sea urchin and bacon wrapped mushrooms
Bacon wrapped cherry tomatoes and more baby octopus
Whats also great about Horon are all the other none fried dishes you can order like these truffled potatoes with blue cheese
Braised pork cheek
Uni-giri (sea urchin and rice wrapped in seaweed)
And one of my favorites, Wagyu beef liver sashimi (raw thinly sliced beef liver)
Horon Kushiage Dining
2143 182nd St.
Torrance, CA 90504
*If you ever decide to come here please hit me up, I love this place!
Usually I fry these wonton wrappers to make spicy tuna tostadas but I’ve always wanted to use them to make tacos. I’ve never seen wonton wrappers used like this before but they make perfect bite size hard tacos.
Cilantro and onion for the beef tongue
And scallions for the sashimi and Wagyu beef
Grilled Shiitake mushrooms, beef tongue and Wagyu beef
Left- Soy sauce, apple, sugar, garlic and ginger marinated beef tongue with cilantro and onion. Middle- Shiitake mushrooms topped with daikon/cucumber slaw, spicy mayo and shredded seaweed. Right- Wagyu beef topped with scallions, sesame seeds and yuzu kosho vinaigrette.
Pulled pork tacos next??
Sundays have always been dedicated to hangovers and good food. This past weekend we grilled up some ginger pork, pork belly skewers and Wagyu beef lettuce wraps with pickled cucumber, daikon and red onions with a sauce made from lemon, scallions, ginger and soy sauce.
Pork belly skewers
The Wagyu beef started melting just sitting in room temperature
who’s down to grill next weekend?
Yakiniku in Japanese means “grilled meat” or in it’s broadest sense, refers to grilled meat dishes. Last night we had Wagyu beef, Berkshire pork sausages and thinly sliced beef tongue. Any Asian male will tell you grilled meat and rice is in the same category as sex, cars and alcohol.
Thinly sliced beef tongue is one of my favorites…