"Triple curry" is curry rice that uses 3 cups of rice

Meiji University Surugadai Campus is a 6- to 7-minute walk from JR Ochanomizu Station. Did you know that the student cafeteria here is on the 17th floor of the building? I was curious, so I went straight to it.

Meiji University entrance
I'm here!

There are several buildings lined up, but the student cafeteria "Sky Lounge Akatsuki" is located on the 17th floor of the Liberty Tower. It is a luxurious dining room where you can enjoy the view from about 75 meters above the ground.

Inside "Sky Lounge Akatsuki" on the Surugadai Campus of Meiji University
Inside is like this

Inside "Sky Lounge Akatsuki" on the Surugadai Campus of Meiji University
The dining room is vertically long

Self-service soft serve ice cream offered at Sky Lounge Akatsuki
There is also a self-service soft serve ice cream

It seems that there is a mechanism to select the meal ticket of the menu you want to eat next to the entrance of the cafeteria and receive the food at the counter. It's funny ... I don't have the menu I'm looking for. Although I had a bad feeling, when I asked the cashier woman "Do you have omelet hayashi?", She said, "I don't have egg dishes today because I take turns serving them." What a hell!

Meiji University Surugadai Campus "Sky Lounge Akatsuki" meal ticket corner
Receive a meal ticket for the menu you want to eat here

The author is impatient because he came here with the intention of eating the omelet hayashi, which is the most popular menu item. Looking at the food samples, I noticed two items, "Triple Curry" and "Triple Tanmen", which stand out. As the name suggests, it seems that rice and noodles for about 3 servings are used.

Food sample of "Sky Lounge Akatsuki" on Meiji University Surugadai Campus

Sky Lounge Akatsuki's Triple Tanmen
This vessel ... maybe a mortar ...?

As a result of my worries, I chose "Triple Curry (540 yen including tax)". Three piles of rice are lined up on a big-sized plate that makes you want to say, "Isn't it a plate, but a tray?" If you line up your smartphones, you can feel this bigness.

"Triple Curry" at "Sky Lounge Akatsuki" on the Surugadai Campus of Meiji University
The plate is too big

Since it's a big deal, I sit down at the window seat and have a real meal. The plumply cooked rice is deliciously entwined with rich roux! I didn't feel the spiciness because it was sweet. The ingredients that have been simmered in a simmering taste are also soaked in taste. Suddenly, I remembered the curry that my grandma made for me a long time ago.

"Triple Curry" at "Sky Lounge Akatsuki" on the Surugadai Campus of Meiji University

"Triple Curry" at "Sky Lounge Akatsuki" on the Surugadai Campus of Meiji University
Good!

The rice on the far right is easily eaten. Is it about a cup of tea? Immediately start on the rice in the center. If you take a break here, you may not be able to finish your meal, so you want to eat quickly.

"Triple Curry" at "Sky Lounge Akatsuki" on the Surugadai Campus of Meiji University
The right end is complete!

When I put the rice in the center to 1/2 in my stomach, I was satisfied with the level that I would normally put chopsticks on. Even though the speed of moving the spoon slows down a little, I continue to eat while mixing with Fukujinzuke. The crunchy texture and slight sweetness are added to give it a slightly different taste.

"Triple Curry" at "Sky Lounge Akatsuki" on the Surugadai Campus of Meiji University
Remaining, 1 and 1/2

With the power of Fukujinzuke, the rice in the center is also completely eaten. The last mountain is left. It's already about 9.5 minutes, but it's polite to eat everything because I asked for it. Pour the taste of curry that remains in your mouth with water and silently break the mountain.

"Triple Curry" at "Sky Lounge Akatsuki" on the Surugadai Campus of Meiji University
One more!

1/2 remaining. It's already pretty hard. I even feel like I'm over the limit of my stomach. In the first place, I eat the amount of rice I eat three times in the morning, noon, and evening in my daily life, so it can be painful.

"Triple Curry" at "Sky Lounge Akatsuki" on the Surugadai Campus of Meiji University
A little after…!

Up to this point ... When you look up, the townscape spreads all over. The stone is about 75 meters above the ground. Encouraged by the scenery, the rest of the rice is no good! And throw it in the mouth. Meiji University Surugadai Campus "Sky Lounge Akatsuki" "Triple Curry" managed to finish!

View from Meiji University Sky Lounge Akatsuki
Encouraged by the scenery

Meiji University Surugadai Campus "Sky Lounge Akatsuki" "Triple Curry" Completed
Completed safely! I did it

With this amount, 540 yen including tax is quite expensive. It's a nice menu for hungry students. In addition, the student cafeteria "Sky Lounge Akatsuki" on the Meiji University Surugadai Campus is lined with interesting menus such as "Surugadai Special" and "Health Plate". If I have a chance, I would like to try "Omelet Hayashi" next time.
Meiji University Surugadai Campus Sky Lounge Akatsuki
Address:1-1 Kanda Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo