Japan: Curry Udon

Restaurant: こんぴら茶屋 (Kompirachaya) null 
Address: 〒141-0021 東京都品川区上大崎3-3-1 (坂上ビル 1F)
Area: Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
Nearest Station: Meguro (目黒)

Tonight was our last night in Tokyo, so we wanted to eat at a restaurant nearby our Airbnb place. I wanted curry, and my sister loves udon. We found a curry udon (カレーうどん, kare udon) restaurant near Meguro Station! So we each got what we wanted, just a block down from our place!

We were given a Japanese menu when we were seated. The waitress saw us struggling with the menu and asked us if we wanted the English menu. YES!! That made our lives so much easier! ;)

My sister and I both ordered beef curry udon. There were a couple of toppings you can add to your udon for an additional cost, such as egg and cheese. Cheese seemed to be the most popular topping as all diners around us had a slice of white cheese on top of their curry udon.

The curry udon had thin slices of beef, which is the opposite of the chunky beef I’m used to having in Indian and Vietnamese curry dishes. It was also topped with slices of green onion and a slice of white kamaboko (fish cake). The curry was just like how Japanese curry typically is — thick, slightly sweet, and not spicy.

Curry udon is popular in Japan and restaurants specializing in this dish can be found easily throughout the major cities.

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