So, here’s the #food #japanesefood. The way it is set up, is there’s parking in back, behind the structure. Then, before entering the dining room, sake & beer hall, etc, there’s a food cart just near the rear entrance. That’s where one orders, & then chooses seating, either indoors or outdoors. They give guests pagers, so that when the corresponding order is ready, the food can be picked up. It’s pretty clever. I’m not exactly sure why the food cart, instead of a built in kitchen. But, it works. It is #clackamascounty. Maybe something wasn’t to code or something, & this was a viable solution. Or, maybe it just allows for a variety of kitchens to exist, with different equipment, allowing for a pop-up restaurant concept to take place. I’m not sure. I do know I had #goodfood, & #hospitality. Rather than order just one thing, I got #sidesandappetizers to make a #meal. The #karagechicken was delicious! It was fried just right, crispy on the outside, heated on the inside. The breading didn’t get oily or greasy. The dipping sauce had great flavor! The #kimchi & #seaweedsalad were standard, nothing exceptional with them. But then, does there have to be? I found both to be acceptable & good. Since #koyakitchen does serve on disposable plates, I want to express my great appreciation that they use #biodegradable materials for their service. There’s #noplastic #nostyrofoam to contend with. I don’t go back to places that serve in styrofoam containers. This is an environment we all share. I have spent the greater part of 30 years now being in awe & disgust at the amount on non-biodegradable trash we around the world are producing, & discarding after one use! People don’t want regulations. But so seldom are they doing the right things. So, there’s only regulating, when businesses & individuals don’t voluntarily comply with better practices. I know paper products aren’t blameless in the battle for environmental care & sustainability issues. But, at least they don’t stay around as trash forever, getting into the waterways even, ultimately damaging other species. To me, it’s important. Thank you, Koya Kitchen, for a nice #dinner out!