February 08, 2007

Well worth queuing for

Saturday night after work I wandered over to Shinjuku to look around some shops (more on that in another post) and after decided to have a bite to eat. It was Saturday night, so the whole place was heaving with people out for an evening's entertainment.

Not far from the Seibu Shinjuku station is a popular tonkatsu (pork cutlet) restaurant, and I decided to try it out for the first time. The restaurant is above a coffee shop, but that evening there was a queue of people down into the street waiting for seats.

Eventually I managed to get a seat and ordered the tonkatsu ochazuke set. With that you get the standard pork cutlet served with cabbage togther some pickles and rice. The idea is that once you have eaten half of the pork and rice, you place the remaining pork on top of the rice, add some pickles and then pour some green tea over it, to make a warm winter broth (bottom picture).

All in all a good little place and worth coming back to at some point.

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