Updated: November 06, 2018
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Must-Try Japanese Soul Food in Tokyo, Korokke

"Korokke" (コロッケ), also known as croquettes, is a popular home-cooked Japanese meal. Similar to the classic French dish, it is deep-fried breaded mashed potatoes mixed in with minced meat. This dish is often eaten at home or at old-fashioned Japanese "teishoku" restaurants (restaurants which serve sets with rice, miso soup, etc.). It can also be bought at convenience stores as an accompaniment for beer or as a snack.

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Potato korokke recipe:

-About 300g of potatoes (about 2)
-100g of ground beef
-Half an onion
-1 shiitake mushroom
-1/2 tbs of canola oil
-Tonkatsu sauce

-1 egg
-28 g of flour
-50 ml of water
-Some mayonnaise
-2 cups of panko bread crumb
-Canola oil

1.Boil the peeled potatoes and then mash them
2.Chop the onion finely
3.Over high heat, heat the oil and add the chopped onion and cut shiitake
4.Add the ground beef and season to taste
5.Once the meat is cooked, mix the potatoes and onion together.
6.Mix well.
7.Divide into 8 equal parts
8.Mix the egg, water, flour and mayonnaise together.
9.Coat the potato mix with the flour mix and then coat with panko crumbs
10.Heat the oil to a high heat and fry until it's get a nice golden color

Voilà! There you have the croquette recipe.
You can serve it with some chopped cabbage and some rice. The croquette taste better with some tonaktsu sauce on top.
Bon appétit!


This little shop is super famous for their croquette, they are crunchy on the outside, yet super fluffy in the inside.They have loads of flavors to try: wagyu (Japanese beef), potato, pork cheese curry, lotus root & bamboo shoot, etc.
There's a small space to eat the croquettes in front of the shop.
The great thing is, no matter what time you go, their korokke taste fresh and crispy!

Tokyo Mentsudan's

Although this restaurant specializes in home-made udon, they also have delicious tempura and korokke! There are tons of (cheap) sides to pick from to go with your udon, and they're delicious. If you're looking for a bang for you buck, this is the place to go!


Satou has a restaurant on the second floor and a shop on the first floor. The shop is always crowded, so be prepared to wait for a bit. Their croquettes are famous and are awesome! You should try the beef croquette, they're delish!

Asakusa Menchi

Asakusa Menchi has it's flagship store in...you guess it! Asakusa!
They have a branch in Jiyugaoka too!
Theire croquettes are famous because the outside is crunchy, and it contains sweet and tender meat. Yum!
Since they are in such high demand, they are always hot and fresh!

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    Lili Wanderlust
    I love travelling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.

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