Bar Hayama

Despite living within walking distance of Bar Hayama, I finally went for the first time last night for dinner. The outside is unassuming and easy to miss, but inside is a nice spacious shelter from the traffic on Sawtelle. The seats around the large fire pit were already taken, but we nabbed a table near it and it was just as pleasant without having to face a roaring fire.

Bar Hayama

We started with some sake samplers: the Legacy and the Classic. Each sampler (about $15) included 3 different sakes in 2 oz. cups. This was perfect for a sake newbie like me to taste different types without breaking the bank.
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Dinner: Kabocha Korroke

Dinner: Kobocha Croquettes
The BF made kabocha (Japanese squash) Korroke (croquettes) last week but I forgot to post about them. They were delicious. He also made a creamy yuzu dipping sauce for them, which went perfectly. The yuzu really cut down on the oil of the croquette.