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平‧快之意粉holic Jun 14, 2011
Always hanging out in Taikoo but not knowing what good to eat, this restaurant right next to Apita Supermarket is definately my choice!
You could tell how popular it is when seeing always nobody queue up right next to this Japanese restaurant!
Okay, back to the food! B and I ordered:
Spaghetti with mixed mushroom x ham - I once ordered the carbonara but thought to be too fatty for dinner! So i switched to this! Nice shot!
Its pasta's texture is kinda like al dente, though ingredients are not that many.
Omelet with chicken and curry sauce - i tried a bit and i found just okay, not that surprising! So better call pasta set all the time!
Except the main, i found the garden salad with sesame dressing is really yum and fresh! I really like it a lot.
Definately be my second dining restaurant when hanging up in TK!~~
Table Wait Time: 13 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Apr 22, 2011
Spending per head: Approximately HKD42(Dinner)
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Omu-rice. Apr 03, 2010
Surprisingly, I discovered that Hong Kong has virtually no good Omu-Rice (オムライス) availability. However to be fair, even within Japan, there are also thousands of average or even poor quality Omelette-Rice too, I've eaten my fair share of those poorer ones when I used to live/work in Japan and explored around, so I know that not every omu-rice in Japan are too good either! Locally, there has been a scarce spotting of authentic Versions that I've found so far and unsurprisingly, they're all cooked by Japanese kitchens. I metioned this somewhere else before and have also eaten the Omurice at these places, before commenting on them, namely:
1) 岡田咖啡 - http://www.openrice.com/restaurant/commentdetail.htm?commentid=2030087
2) NIJI BISTRO - http://www.openrice.com/restaurant/sr2.htm?shopid=22674
3) Plus another place I will be reviewing next week!
Out of all of these, 岡田咖啡's version is quite authentic and in fact is above-average standards even relative to most Japanese shops - it has a full egg wrapping which is smooth, cooked right and nearly wraps around the rice - the most authentic way to do it and very hard to make, although please note that even in Japan, Omu-rice DOES NOT fully wrap around the rice, unless its the pointed edges - so please don't judge Omurice on that. Unfortunately, Okada Coffee's rice quality lets it down slightly. And obviously, you do not expect to be able to eat the Full-On Version B Omu-rice version in HK! Which is an omelette not wrapped around the rice but sits on top, but when you cut along the middle line, it flips over and inverts itself automatically. Kind of like this: [http://blog.goo.ne.jp/go2c/e/d86da25e045da6152f1e649ce67830b7] . Very very few restaurants in Japan supplies this Omu-rice version as it takes an expert to make, although the link I gave you above has a twist, because apparently you can buy them pre-packed like that lol!
CURRY KATSU OMURICE -
Obviously I had no expectations of the one here and it didn't fail to not disappoint! In fact I've already tried this dish here 3 times over the year, just never took photos until the 3rd time! For around $44, surely you don't expect a high quality. Anyway the pork here was very small and a little hard, the batter coating outside won't be the ultra-long pointy, panko crumbs version! The Omu-rice itself, was just a very thin Egg Crepe that is barely wrapped around that very white rice, rather than a Chicken Rice which is the most authentic type.
Anyway, I guess if you want the highest quality Omu-rice, you'll need to visit the most famous shops in Japan and I still remember some pretty good experiences from those! For the time being, I guess 岡田咖啡 and Niji Bistro are still authentically Japanese-洋食 enough, better than a lot of shops in Japan already, but still they're just not overly perfect in taste yet.
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High quality pasta Dec 17, 2009
Attracted by the crowd around this store. Ordered the salmon spaghetti with spinach, $41
It didnt look very nice but tasted really good. I like the texture of spaghetti, not over- nor undercooked. Cream sauce was very good too, with strong heavy cheese flavour. I said to my friend 'the quality is comparable w/ those in UCC'.
Soup & salad were good too.
Really out of my expectatiom, thats why there're so many customers.
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