Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tokyo Eats: Coco Ichibanya Curry House

Prior to arriving in Tokyo, my friend KL requested me to buy her some pre-packaged curry from Coco Ichibanya Curry House, should I come across them.  "They're easy to find, practically everywhere in Tokyo" she said.  And as luck would have it, on the day we went to Akihabara to look for Hubby's toys, this was the first store we saw as we exited the subway.  What coincidence too that it was already lunchtime, so we decided to hit two birds with one stone: make our tummies happy AND buy KL's pre-packaged curry.

Coco Curry House

Cream Croquette

Cream Croquette Insides
If I'm not mistaken, I think this is the crab cream croquette.  It was good, but I find it too mashed up.  Would've wanted something that I could actually chew on.

Pork Cutlet Curry
Oh my.  This must be the softest pork cutlet I've ever tasted.  And I've tasted a lot.  Beats every single one of them.  I'm in pork cutlet heaven!

Cheese-filled Hamburger Curry

Insides of the cheese-filled hamburger

They had us at cheese-filled.  Just look at the second photo.  Imagine creamy cheese oozing out of a really soft and flavorful hamburger patty.  Drool-worthy, yes.  Good?  Heck yeah!

So how was it?  The Pork Cutlet and the Cheese-filled Hamburger are both to die for.  The curry?  Not so impressed.  It was okay, but it lacked that oomph.  Ironically, the best curry I've had can be  found in Tokyo's Family Mart.  Yes, the convenience store!  That being said, I still loved my experience in Coco Ichibanya Curry House.  4 out of 5 stars!

Coco Ichibanya Curry House is at 101-0027 Tokyo, Chiyoda, Kanda Hirakawacho, 4

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