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  • If you have the chance to pass by Changle road -between Shaanxi and Maoming- you will definitely smell the attracting aroma of the Japanese skewers on the grill. In the middle of the street and on the right side, you will find the Xuhui branch of Yakitori Fukuchan. It was rumored that it was closed, but luckily for fans like me, it is not!

    Wooden tiny place, low light, local people, four tables and a menu based on yakitori, you will feel like you were somewhere in Japan. The grill and the kitchen are right there so you can smell the mouthwatering perfume of the skewers the whole time. The place definitely has an old charm and a personality of its own.

    Cold draft beer, hell yeah! We ordered a mix of skewers: pork, chicken (some salty and some with the house sauce), beef tongue, asparagus and bacon, mushroom, green pepper with pork. We also had rice with veggies and fried senbei (type of Japanese rice cracker). The highlight is the pork and the chicken yakitoris, but all of them are worth a try.

    To sum up: one of those places with a mystic vibe where you feel like a local and you always want to come back for a relaxed -not fancy- dinner to have delicious skewers and for a very good price.

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    Delfina joined the Argentinean Foreign Service in 2012, and was posted to the General Consulate in 2016. Her hobbies are taking photos, traveling and cooking all sort of dishes. She aims someday to open a small restaurant based in organic, regional and self farmed ingredients.
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