Kome Shokudo is a Japanese restaurant located in Richmond Hill, Ontario. With quick-serve style and plenty of variations of Donburi, Ramen and Izakaya food, Kome shokudo is a great place to relax and have a Authentic Tokyo feeling meal.
Donburi (丼) is a good example of Japanese cooking: a large bowl with steaming hot rice and a warm, flavorful topping. Eating this topping with the rice at the base is a completely different taste experience compared to other dishes where the rice is served separately.
Donburi are well-loved by all ages and genders. Today, let's look at the six most popular types of donburi dishes.
Udon (うどん or 饂飩) is a thick noodle made from wheat flour, used in Japanese cuisine. It is a comfort food for many Japanese people. There are a variety of ways it is prepared and served. Its simplest form is in a hot soup as kake udon with a mild broth called kakejiru made from dashi, soy sauce, and mirin. It is usually topped with thinly chopped scallions. Other common toppings include prawn tempura, kakiage (mixed tempura fritter), abura-age (sweet, deep-fried tofu pouches), kamaboko (sliced fish cake), and shichimi spice added to taste.
Standard broth differs by region. Dark (koikuchi) soy sauce is added in eastern Japan, while light (usukuchi) soy sauce is added in the west. Notably, instant noodles are often sold in two (or more) versions accordingly.
More unusual variants include stir-fried yaki udon and curry udon made with Japanese curry. It is often used in "shabu shabu" or Japanese hot pot.
Izakaya are Japanese-style pubs, with an emphasis on shareable food, cold drinks and relaxed socializing. They’re local haunts that welcome neighborhood diners night after night. With one around just about every corner, a newbie to Tokyo might get overwhelmed with the sheer number of establishments to choose from. Plus, once you’ve picked a spot and been seated, there’s the next hurdle of choosing from a vast menu of food options.