Kappo Honda – Fountain Valley, CA

One of my go to places to eat when I’m home in Cali is Kappo Honda in Fountain Valley. This is probably my favorite place to eat when I come home (besides In N Out). Kappo Honda serves up delicious Japanese comfort food, something I have yet to find in NYC.

We started with two different skewers.

Beef tongue

imageBeef tongue can be so tender, just like pot roast. This was a bit chewier, but the flavor was wonderful.

Chicken Skin

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I mean how can you go wrong with crispy chicken skin?

We also ordered:

Mixed Tsukemono

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I love me some Japanese pickled veggies.

Tarakasu – AKA butterfish

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Melt in your mouth like butter. Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion serves this up and both are equally good, (one is just more expensive than the other… Guess which one?)

Sesame Chicken

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Crispy fried chicken goodness.

Nasu Miso – Stewed Eggplant in Miso with ground beef.

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This is my favorite way to eat eggplant. It’s so savory.

Yaki Onigiri with Ume (salty plum)

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I love rice balls, especially grilled rice balls. Comfort food.

Braised Pork Belly with Spinach and Mustard.

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This pork belly is fall apart tender. The broth is light and the spinach really brings a nice balance to the whole dish.

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Look at the side eye my grandmama gave me for eating pork. She should talk, she will eat bacon.

Chawan Mushi

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It’s a savory hot egg custard. Very light in flavor and the texture is like soft tofu.

Cold Soba – buckwheat noodles

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Perfect for a hot summer day

I know a lot of the food might seem a bit crazy for those that have never had it. Try it. I bet you’ll love it.

For more info please visit their website: http://www.izakayahondaya.com/menu-fountain-valley/

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