Lunch Decisions


Today, on the second day of a three-day long weekend, I found myself on the road.  I had spent the previous evening with my friend watching a double feature. (Avengers Infinity War and Deadpool 2–the PG and R superhero movies respectively).

I decided to stop for lunch and rather that gorge myself on a burrito, I hit J-town, the Japanese supermarket just on the other side of the Toronto Richmond Hill border–literally, one side of the street is Toronto, the other Richmond Hill.  I used to go there often, but these days those times are rare.

I usually opt for tonkatsu–deep friend pork.  Today, I decided to change things up….sort of.  I had katsu curry.  Basically that is the tonkatsu from above with a side of Japanese curry.  For the chopstick impaired, this one is most often eaten with a spoon.  As you have curry for flavouring and softening, tonkatsu sauce is not required.

For those who haven’t eaten Japanese curry…..well why haven’t you?  It is sweet and delicious, unless you mistakenly order the wrong one (which I did once is Tokyo Station because I lazily read the vending machine label and thought I was ordering upgraded pork rather than super spicy curry).

It was not the most elegant of dining situations, but who cares when the food tastes good?  I should make a point of going there more often.


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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8 Responses to Lunch Decisions

  1. Tom says:

    Japanese curry is my favourite. It was the first meal I bought from a vending machine restaurant. I had no idea what I was ordering. A lucky choice 🙂

  2. Hunida says:

    I’ve actually never had katsu curry! It looks so good & I see it all the time but I always choose something else. Next time I’ll have to try it!

  3. Heide says:

    I’ve never tried Japanese curry. But thanks to you, now I will!

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