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Whatcha gonna expect for something that's free, yeah?!
I recently had lunch at Torisanwa. They specialize in Nagoya Ko-chin chicken, a brand name chicken of the area.
They sell tebasaki (wings) and karaage (fried chicken nuggets) to-go and they also have a tiny eating area where you can have donburi (bowl) type dishes like chicken katsu, oyakodon and the like. You can also order some wings or karaage to eat with your donburi.
I ordered their chicken katsu don...810 yen (tax included) This came with some collagen soup, a rich chicken broth. It also came with an umeboshi (pickled apricot). I didn't know when to work in eating the umeboshi, so I ate it at the end of the meal as a palate cleanser of sorts.
The chicken katsu were big pieces of chicken thigh, I believe, fried nicely and then coated with their sauce. The chicken was really tender and the sauce was a little on the sweet side...I enjoyed this.
I enjoyed the balance of the dish. There wasn't too much sauce to make things soupy and the egg was cooked perfectly...a little runny but not raw.
I'm not so sure if the portion would be enough for guys but I noticed lots of women were eating there.
Usually during the weekdays you'll see mostly to only women eating in cafes and such, but this was the weekend, so maybe it was because of the collagen soup?!
Anyway, I wouldn't mind buying some wings and karaage to try...I'll be back.
Hours: 10:00-22:00, open when Lucua is