What we love…
- Sushi and ramen are indeed popular in Japan, but one other dish that doesn't get nearly as much play, but is just as loved by the locals, is curry.
- Curry is so popular because it's both cheap, filling and totally delicious—meaning that it is often eaten several times a week by Tokyoites. Curry is also considered a comfort food in Japan, and is the grub of choice to cure a nasty hangover.
- The curry is served over rice with your choice of chicken, pork cutlet, sausage, or prawns, with shredded cabbage served on the side. You can get a number of sides including the raw egg in the photo above which you mix into your hot curry and it will slow cook in your bowl. This might sound scary to some, but trust us, it's fantastic and perfectly safe.
- When you walk in you'll notice a ticket machine, much like the ones you'll find a ramen shops. Simply press the button of the dish you want, along with your toppings, and present it to the waiter. In minutes you'll have a piping hot curry for under $10 USD.
- GoGo Curry and its bright yellow interior and gorilla head logo is a well known chain in Japan, with over 40 locations. The popularity has since spread state side with a few joints recently popping up in New York and Los Angeles, so if you get hooked on this tasty treat you'll still be able to get your hands on it when you get back to America.