Death by Curry

EAT TOKYO: A pretty popular Japanese diner with many branches around London, Eat Tokyo has won a few famous awards for their beautifully presented sushis and is relatively cheap for an easy, satisfying bento box. They also have a variety of seafood, and in general, a very large encompassing menu that is sure to satisfy your cravings for quick, tasty Asian food. But the quintessential point of this review is the DOUBLE CURRY. So without further ado, let’s introduce the double curry.

Pork Katsu Curry (Double Size) – GBP 9.0

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This picture doesn’t give credit to the sheer magnitude of this dish

The good fat: So this isn’t really much of a review more so just blogging about an unforgettable “experience.” I’ve never really done a food eating challenge before but, egged on by my super enthusiastic friends, we made this insanely sized curry into a challenge. Just to give a bit of context, the curry contains probably at least 4 spherical bowls of rice, 10 slices of pork or chicken catsu, and at least one potato with a few decently-sized chunks of carrot. The whole platter is at least twice the size of my face. The first time I tried it, I shared it between 4 friends for a well portioned lunch.

Honestly, taking a step back, the Japanese curry flavour is actually really spot on – a delicious blend of peppery, salty warmth. The vegetables were a good texture, slightly soft inside without being overcooked and the katsu is very crispy on the outside and tender within. The rice is soft and fluffy. I can’t believe I can describe the curry in such a positive way after being forced to eat all of it… so the record for eating the entire double curry is held by one of my friends who finished it in a whopping 7 minutes (kudos to him) with most of the guys finishing it in 30 minutes. I still have no idea how I managed to finish it in an hour but I did!! (Should I be proud though?) The curry is not MEANT TO BE FINISHED BY ONE PERSON and now the owner remembers us for being the crazy group of university students who ordered one each on a Saturday afternoon.

If I pretended to be someone who doesn’t have PTSD from eating the curry, it is genuinely very tasty and excellent value for money especially in Soho.

The bad fat: I can never look at curry the same way again D:

Fat-o-meter: 100000000/5 (cos I’ve never gotten so fat from one meal before)

Hyper Roll (Seared Salmon and Yellow Tail with Prawn, Eel and Avocado, topping with Tobiko and Wasabi Tobiko, Mayonnaise and Unagi Sauce) – GBP 14.0

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This is such a pretty platter of sushi especially with the red and green on top!

The good fat: This sushi actually won the UK Sushi Roll Championship in 2013 so it was worth a try with all that irresistible amount of seafood described in the menu. The seafood worked really well together with the smoothness of the avocado and the tobiko on top cut away any blandness of the rice. The wasabi gave it a little bit of that spicy kick (which I’m not a fan of but it worked).

The bad fat: I would never usually complain of too much seafood but I couldn’t really taste the distinct flavours of each one – the salmon, yellow tail, prawn and eel all sort of blended together even though they could also stand out on their own. Even though it won a prize, I think 14 pounds for 8 pieces of sushi is a bit steep.

Fat-o-meter: 3.5/5

SHOULD YOU GET FAT HERE?

If you eat the double curry, you WILL get fat here – affordable, convenient and tasty but the sushi didn’t stand out for me

FAT-O-METER: 3.5/5

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