Trying to eat light yesterday in preparation for the Rogue Experience tonight I popped into this place for a bowl of Tsukemen and a small katsu curry don.
I think the noodles are perhaps slightly better at Tsujita, a bit firmer (just my personal preference). However, overall, I enjoyed myself here because of their crunchy garlic chili chips and the additional fireball paste you can order to mix into your broth. The combination allows you to add a decent amount of heat to your meal, which is something I often find myself craving more of when eating at Tsujita. The pork belly was pretty good, about as good as at Tusjita to my lackluster tastebuds. The pork katsu was great to my tastebuds, kind of make me think of German schnitzel personally. I haven’t eaten much katsu, but photos of the stuff usually look a lot thicker at places like Kagura? I thought the thin, crispy pork slices were great at dipping into my extra-rich and spicy Tsukemen broth.
However, the curry is a serious winner. Obviously the secret is out, but that stuff is so good that I can see myself returning often and not even bothering with noodles. That could be one of the best curries I’ve ever eaten! And it goes awesome with the crispy pork imo. It doesn’t even need the spicy garlic chips (but they’re fun to add)!
The real thing that will make me return here is the simple ability to use modern payment methods, though.