Thursday, May 19, 2011
per se, it's just a well-used space serving an inherently greasy product. Reminds me of a teppanyaki place - it's a greasy food, so they take pains to ventilate as well as making things out of marble and steel and other materials that can be scrubbed until they bleed. Here, they're giving everything a good wipe. It feels well-used.
dregs when you sit down. Why, I don't know. But everyone gets a small mug of this coffee, which was iced (I imagine it's seasonal). Coffee and curry is a classic combination in Japan (and often it goes with jazz; beats me).
Two Girls One Cup, don't go.
Your options for toppings cover a range of fried nuggets and slabs, plus wieners. Pork cutlet seemed to be the most popular choice, but I've done that and wanted to try something different, so this is the other popular option - fried shumai. The fry is so thick and fluffy and crunchy that it's hard to notice the shumai inside; I couldn't tell if they were pork or shrimp or crab or what. Maybe they were fry-filled fried shumai.
condiments. There are containers of chili powder on the counter. I don't recommend them, but the guy next to me does. I just found that it didn't integrate or even match with the style of curry. If they simmered it in for an hour or three, I'm sure it would be good. As a topping, not so much.
buckets of them all along the counter. A dream come true, really, because my main concern with these is eating up everything that's in whatever dainty container is provided, or else how to use the little tongs to get a solid pile onto my plate. Man, these were good.