Monday, June 24, 2019

curry wa nomimono

Back in February while we were waiting for Ponta Honke to open, we spotted this place...Curry wa nomimono (literally "curry is a drink/beverage")...which is hard to translate, but I think it kind of similar to how we say "there is always room for dessert".

Since we had some errands to run yesterday, we had lunch here.

Satoshi had the kuro niku curry (literally black meat curry) + 300 grams rice...890 yen (tax included)

This is a European style curry...Rich fond de veau (brown stock) based with a little marscapone cheese as a hidden ingredient...while eating you can change up the flavors with the lemon, a splash of the habanero sauce and or the parmesan cheese.

I chose the Butter Chicken + 200 grams rice...960 yen (tax included).

Spicy and a teeny nick of butter it also comes with a spicy onion achar (pickle).

The chicken is cooked tender.

After getting your meal ticket from the machine and passing it to the staff behind the counter, they will ask you what 3 toppings you want.

All orders come with free toppings...From their list of 10, you pick 3 and yell out the numbers when they ask you...

1) ajitama (marinated hard-boiled egg), 2) rakkyo (pickled shallots), 3) fukujinzuke (pickled daikon radish/other vegetables), 4) potato salad, 5) fried garlic, 6) coriander (cilantro), 7) mayonnaise-dressed tuna, 8) mayonnaise-dressed corn, 9) basil bean salad, 10) fried onions.

Satoshi chose the ajitama, rakkyo and fried onions, while I chose the rakkyo, cilantro and fried onions.

The curries are served on turmeric rice and come out quite quickly.

Fried onions on curry is so good!

I'm glad we tried this place, they also have other shops in different parts of Tokyo...we'll be back.

Curry wa nomimono, Okachimachi shop
3-23-3 Ueno
Taito, Tokyo
Phone: 03.5812.4770
Lunch: 11:00-16:00, Dinner 17:30-21:30


jalna said...

Hah? Curry isn't a drink or a dessert. Does it really somehow make sense in Japanese? LOL.

K and S said...

Jalna, so hard to

Take care.

Rowena said...

they both sound so yummmmmmm!

K and S said...

Rowena, they were really good!

Take care.

KirkK said...

Looks really good Kat!

K and S said...

Thanks Kirk, it was tasty!

Take care.