If you love beef and katsu, you should try Gyukatsu Motomura (牛かつ もと村) in Tokyo. Rare beef might not be your cup of tea, but trust me, it’s really good.
The gyukatsu was really good. Look how nice the meat is in the picture! Also, even if the katsu is deep-fried, it wasn’t oily at all.
Each set comes with rice, miso soup, cabbage and potato salad. The regular set (Set 1) costs 1200 yen. We overheard the people at the back of the queue saying that they’re definitely getting the set with “Tororo”. Curious about what this Tororo is, we decided to order that set (Set 3) for 1300 yen.
Apparently, Tororo is grated Japanese mountain yam. (The white stuff in the picture above.) It was slimy (similar texture to egg whites) and was supposed to go on top of the rice. I personally did not like it, but the people seated on the table beside us were happily eating their rice topped with Tororo.
Still hungry? You can order an additional regular Gyu Rosu Katsu (just the meat) for 700 yen. And no, you cannot order this alone. You have to order a set first.
|Gyukatsu Motomura (牛かつ もと村) – Shimbashi|
|Address :||B1F Elegnce Shimbashi Building
Tokyo, Minato, Shinbashi, 2 Chome−15−13
|Business Hours :||Mon – Sat: 11:00 – 23:00
Sun: 11:00 – 21:00
|Contact No. :||+81 3-3593-2229|
P.S. The location of Gyukatsu Motomura Shimbashi (牛かつ もと村 新橋) on Google Maps is correct. Be sure to visit the place during off-hours. The Shimbashi branch is small and can only fit less than 20 people. We got there at around 8:30 PM and we were the 4th in line and had to wait ~20 minutes.