Seems that I'm the only openricer that frequents this place (duh, I live above).
But over the past seasons, they grew to become so successful they have now two stores to add more seats, which proves how famous they are for their original recipe, freshness, authenticness and the good service always given by the duo hubby and wife without other helpers.
I was back here again today, before peak hour around 5pm, starving to mad.
Looking at the more extensive menu and some omitting the old menu, they have increased the price for slightly $1-2 in the past, compared to my old post.
What's new was the extension and the new set menus, which I ordered their chicken katsu curry rice for $9, included the miso soup, tiny potato appetizer and the main dish.
I LOVE THE APPETIZER. Wish it wasn't just a bite. It was light, cold, creamy, bright. I thought it was mayonnaise at first.
I understand why how they maintained their popularity with the main dish. Thick curry sauce delved into the well-done fried chicken breaded piece, chopped and nicely placed on top of the japanese-like rice was heavenly. There was no secret to addiction rather than how the taste was not because of preservatives/fake flavorings.
The chicken was fried well done and it was soft, crunchy, thick and meaty, whatever you're looking for in a katsu.
The rice I am surprised, that I managed to finish the meat first before i got to the rice, where I thought the other way around. So it was that much! So it was a fairly large portion all good!
Miso soup was really flavorful on the very salty side, so a random TIP
would be to just add a small spoonfuls of water should you want to dilute the saltiness. Other than that, ask for mayo - your katsu would be much more heavenly, and that makes up No. 1 eating place, "Ichi Tei".
warm and cozy
chicken katsu curry raisu!!!! oishiii
chicken katsu curry rice,saba fish set,unagi rice bento
Date of Visit: Jan 13, 2012
Spending per head: Approximately $9(Dinner)Other Ratings: