Updated： November 07, 2018
"Tomato" In Ogikubo Serves A Curry That Takes 140 Hours To Make
Tomato is a European-style curry house that serves an outstanding curry in the western part of Tokyo, near the Ogikubo Station. A must-try for curry lovers.
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A Curry So Good People Line Up 30 Minutes Before The Restaurant Opens
Tomato is a Western-style Japanese curry restaurant that is arguably the most popular in all of Tokyo. It has rave reviews online and people start lining up at 11 AM usually. The shop opens at 11:30 AM.
When you walk into the restaurant there are jars with all the spices used to make the curry, and explanations of their particularities.
European-Style Curry Made With 36 Spices And Cooked For 140 Hours
Beef Tongue Curry [¥3,000, taxes included]
This is the popular Beef Tongue Curry which is served with the curry and rice in separate bowls. The rice has some cheese and raisins as toppings.
The curry with 36 herbs is cooked for 140 hours, making all the subtle tastes work in synergy to achieve an impossibly delicious dish.
The pieces of beef tongue that are about the size of the palm of a hand are so tender that you can break them apart with your spoon.
As you eat through, you'll get a nice scent of cardamom and taste the sweetness of the vegetables coupled with a mild spiciness. The taste is complex and truly exquisite.
Words can't really describe how good the curry made by Tomato is. Try it out if you have the chance. People say it's worth queuing for.
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