so good we came back to Kyoto
Posted on 12 / 07 / 2015
December 2014: We had the natto avocado tomato rice and the 'fish burger'. The avocado was not as ripe as I prefer but this did not overall spoil the taste of the rice dish. The perfect blend of flavours.
The fish burger was outstanding. Delicious buns with a good slice of avocado, salad and vegan tartare sauce and a type of barbecue sauce on the the soy fillet. Just fabulous. We hadn't eaten breakfast and because the food was oishi we had a second burger each.
November 2015: dreamt about the food over the last year and we returned for two weeks. Found an apartment only 5 minutes walk and ate here every day.
I can say from experience that everything on the menu is delicious. Note that ramen noodles are only available for dinner. The ramen are so much better than T's at Tokyo Station: so much fullness of flavour and not just a weak broth. There is a red curry ramen option that is also delicious. You eat the noodles then there is a side bowl of brown rice with fried onion garnish that you dump into the remaining curry to finish off. So filling and oishi.
There are two burger options that come with a side of perfectly cooked potato wedges and homemade coleslaw. There is the Vege fish burger with avocado and tartare sauce, or the soy meat burger with a tomato based sauce (not Heinz Ketchup). You can't go wrong with these staples at ¥900 including tax.
There are also the vegan plate and the soy cutlet plate. Vegan plate is a full meal of vegan samplers with a large bowl of fresh brown rice, bowl of salad and small bowl of miso tofu soup. The soy cutlet plate has the rice/salad/miso and about four generous portions of crumbed soy meat. Both are very filling for a large eater and very well priced at ¥1000.
There are two types of pizza, not as good as the vegan pizza in Portland Oregon, but the best pizza we have had in Japan.
There are also two types of pasta for ¥900. Good full sized bowls of pasta, one with tomato and soy meat mince and the other a creamy soymilk sauce with enoki mushrooms.
The ¥900 bowl of rice, avocado, yam, natto was still a favourite. You get a bowl of soy sauce and a dab of wasabi to mix into the soy to make a dressing. There is also finely sliced norri on top. For anyone who has not had natto, it is fermented soybeans with a strong nutty vegemite type flavour. The combination of flavours and textures made this a fantastic meal to eat between us as a share plate.
Updated from previous review on Saturday January 24, 2015
Great value, English speaking, Friendly owners who work there