The Selection of Obanzai One Evening at Hibino in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

The Selection of Obanzai One Evening at Hibino in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Every evening there are three obanzai at Hibino (click on picure to enlarge)

The obscurely located Hibino is a restaurant that features the cuisine of the Japanese city of Kyoto, once the capital of the country. The menu offers several types of hako-sushi, a variety that's pressed in a box to form perfect rectangles, often with shiso leaf incorporated in the vinegared rice.

Another specialty of Hibino is a daily selection of obanzai, small home-style dishes that reflect the season of the year, the availability of raw ingredients, and the improvisational chops of the cook. All obanzai are $4 each, and the quantity of food is often quite formidable. Two would make a filling and satisfying meal.

Pictured here are the three obanzai that were available on one of my three reviewing visits. Hibino is the subject of a full restaurant review this week in the Voice.

The Selection of Obanzai One Evening at Hibino in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Daikon dengaku: steamed radish with yellow and red miso paste

The Selection of Obanzai One Evening at Hibino in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Sauteed asparagus and cucumber with shredded garlic.

The Selection of Obanzai One Evening at Hibino in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Simmered beef sukiyaki with mushroom and homemade tofu

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