Did takeout from Kato. I don’t have much experience with the restaurant, having gone only once a few years ago for the initial tasting menu.
The below is 2 servings, and the dishes are in order from left to right and top down
Smashed cucumber, celery, and lovage salad
Enoki dan dan, Kato chili oil
Lu rou fan (braised pork rice) with egg
Fish fragrant eggplant
American wagyu short rib, 3 cup style
Steamed fish (I think seabass but need confirmation)
Buttermilk pudding, kaya (hello!), pineapple, coffee brown butter oats
Highlights for me were the enoki dan dan and the three cup wagyu. In the dan dan, enoki were used instead of noodles, but the texture was still fairly well done, and there was a sesame paste in there. I probably should have tried to reheat a couple of the dishes a tad.
I think this was a good amount of food for us, as we are trying to reverse #COVID15, but if you walk around with a badge that says “OOE” on it, you may want to bang with some additional food.
Highlights were the lu rou fan; the cabbage, which I first thought was a throw away dish but was a surprise highlight; fish fragrant eggplant was deeply flavorful; ginger scallion fish was spot on; and the beef was fatty, tender and delicious.
don’t mistake your chili oil for your dessert topping