Little Tokyo: Lunch at Teishokuya of Tokyo aka T.O.T.
I’ve been coming to Teishokuya of Tokyo (T.O.T.) forever. This traditional Japanese restaurant was known for what I called comfort food, very traditional home-style Japanese. There was never any sushi or ramen though both have appeared on the menu in recent years. Though I like both, I don’t think that’s their strong point.
I did approve of the fancier katsu though. I recently tried a katsu curry and it was really good. Perhaps a bit too much curry so you might be forced to get more rice but at least it’s that good and you don’t want to waste food!
As mentioned I had the katsu. Since it’s pork, it’s known as tonkatsu. It’s gozen style so you get a little bit of everything including miso soup, veggies, tempura and a little cube of tofu.
The katsu is fried very well so not greasy at all.
A few weeks later, I decided to try katsu but now as a rice dish known as “don.” This katsu was covered with egg and sweet onions. I got this with soba but I realized later it was too much food (or too many carbs). Still, it’s nice to get soba every now and then. I like the buckwheat noodles and it’s a little different from ramen or udon, both of which I eat more of in general.
I preferred the katsu as a curry.
And now I’m craving tonkatsu.
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