It is time to talk about food again. To be more specific, coco curry. Before I start, I want you to forget everything that you know about curry. This is required because coco curry is a completely different dish compared to the other types of curry. It is nothing like Thai or Indian curry.
Now if you are in Japan, getting coco curry should not be a problem. There is a restaurant chain called CoCo ICHIBANYA. When you are in a major city, in my case Tokyo, it is pretty easy to find it.
Also, I am bringing some good news, they do have an English menu. A lot of the restaurants in Japan won’t have English menus, so usually, you are limited down to the illustrations and pictures on the menu if you don’t speak Japanese.
First, the menu can be a bit confusing but it is super easy to order. Before doing anything, choose the base. This can be pork, beef, or hashed beef. Vegetarians don’t be alarmed, they have a vegetarian option as well. After you have chosen the base, decide how many grams of rice you want. I think 200 grams is more than enough but hey, there is the option to get 500 grams so somebody must love their rice. Now it’s time to add some heat. You can go up to level 10 spiciness, however, I heard that if they see you are not Japanese, even if you ask level 10 you would probably get level 5 or 6. After this, there is the option to add honey, but I skipped it. And for the finale, you can add extra toppings. This is where you can let your creativity and imagination carry you away. You can add veggies, meat, eggs etc.
Ta-da, the coco curry is ready. It tastes nothing like the curries I had before, and it was amazing.
My order was:
- beef curry with 200 grams of rice
- level 4 spiciness
- extra toppings: mushrooms, fried garlic, and cheese (yes, cheese because cheese is life)
That is it for today. Hope everyone is doing good.
See you on Saturday,
The Fashion Eclectic.