Does Tsukiji "Churry Nakaei" curry rice, which you can order and eat in 10 seconds, really come out in 10 seconds?
I got information that there is a curry shop in Tsukiji that can be eaten in 10 seconds from the order. We rushed to the site to confirm the authenticity!
Tsukiji is a city that cannot be missed as a sightseeing spot in Tokyo. It's good not only to see the lively atmosphere, but also to enjoy the fresh seafood outside. I got information that there is a curry shop in Tsukiji that you can eat in just 10 seconds after ordering. Ju, 10 seconds! ?? How fast! concern!
This is a rumor ...?
If you're curious, check it out. That's why I actually went to Tsukiji and verified it!
■ Let's enter the Tsukiji market!
Now, in the hall!
It was "Chuei" that bothered me. It is a shop in the market. Check the map many times and go to the venue. In the scent of the rocky shore unique to the fish market, we will walk steadily so as not to get in the way of those who are busy working. There was a target shop in the No. 1 building of Uogashi Yokocho, the center of the market!
■ Then, go inside the store
I arrived after 12:30 noon, but there are still many people in the side street. There are Western restaurants, Italian restaurants, and Chinese restaurants in the same line. Chuei is characterized by its orange storefront. Customers came and went quite often while taking pictures outside the store.
The character is cute
We are greeted by the dashing voice of "Welcome!" And take a seat at the counter, which has about 10 seats. The inside of the store was mainly male customers, and females came to the store in groups with men. This time too, I'm the only woman, but I don't care.
It's time to order. This time, I decided to order "a special fried egg for beef and hayashi rice and toppings" (700 yen). I was ready to measure the number of seconds with a stopwatch, but I heard that it takes a minute or two to bake a fried egg. That's true, isn't it ...
Main menu is Indian curry, beef curry, and hayashi rice. The specialty is the combination of two types of roux.
However, when I regained my mind, took off my coat, prepared a camera, and was ready, I heard a voice saying, "I'm sorry to have kept you waiting." Well, have you done it yet? When I stopped the stopwatch in a hurry, the time was 1 minute 48 seconds ! Well, did you mention that it takes a minute or two to bake a fried egg? ?? The author who loses words for a while at the speed of the threat. The early trick was true.
Hah! !! !! It ’s also good to bake a fried egg! !!
■ What is the essential taste of curry?
More and more! The match that appeared. First of all, the heap of rice in the center of the plate gets a lot of looks. It's a great amount. And shredded cabbage on top of the vortex. A new combination of curry and cabbage. Separate roux is hung on the left and right sides of the rice in a well-balanced manner, which makes it look appealing.
The rice is really amazing volume, hayashi on the right and beef on the left
The special fried egg (100 yen) was provided on a separate plate, so I'll put it on the plate as it's a big deal. I'm a little happy that this fried egg and roasted char siu are cut off. Come on!
Does it look delicious? Isn't it?
First of all, beef curry. The curry that has been simmered until the ingredients are almost gone has a nostalgic and gentle taste. The sweet roux, which has the sweetness and richness of vegetables and meat, gently permeates the cold body. The tenderly stewed meat is also delicious ... Then take a bite of hayashi. The roux is light but has the sourness of tomatoes and the sweetness of onions. It's not too heavy, but it's rich, and it also has a nostalgic taste, and the spoon just goes on.
It's delicious even if you mix curry and hayashi a little
■ Cabbage! ,cabbage! !! ,cabbage! !! !!
And how to eat cabbage that you care about. The recommended way to eat was listed on the menu placed at the counter. It seems that it is a middle-aged style to eat while entwining with curry, so I will have you entwined with roux at once. ... Oh, this is a new sensation! The crispy cabbage and curry roux match better than expected! The original sweetness of cabbage blends well with the spicy taste of curry, and I'm happy that you can enjoy various flavors. Maybe it goes even better with the dry Indian curry? I thought.
The volume of the refill
■ The secret of speed is the memory of the shopkeeper!
The owner, who is currently the 4th generation, is a supermarket owner who remembers the orders of 3,000 regular customers! It seems that the usual menu can be served just by looking at the face. No, it's amazing.
Even during the interview, the moment the customer tried to enter the store, the store owner asked, "Is it the usual three?" When the customer nodded, three Indian curries for take-out were prepared in no time. In addition, there are scenes where customers sitting at the counter are asked "usually?" Great memory.
■ By the way, why is "Indian curry" in Tsukiji?
But why is it a curry shop even though it's Tsukiji Market? According to the owner, this is originally a shop for people who work in the market, and at the time of its establishment, refrigeration technology was not very developed, and in such a situation, curry is "ready to eat and ready to eat". That's right. This Chuei was founded in the first year of the Taisho era. It was a shop that was opened 100 years ago when Uogashi was still in Nihonbashi.
The personality of the shopkeeper is also attractive!
Uogashi then moved from Nihonbashi to Tsukiji. It has become a place visited by many tourists. However, Chuei's curry is still filling the stomachs of men working in the market. The shopkeeper is a very friendly person who keeps welcoming and seeing off customers with a smile while responding to interviews. I thought he was an Edokko, he was smart ...
■ Is it 10 seconds without a fried egg?
By the way, the curry of Nakaei that comes out surprisingly early. However, this time I asked for a fried egg together and made the mistake of not knowing the time until the regular curry came out. But I can't go home with this! So, I measured the number of seconds that the curry of the customer sitting next to me came out.
The neighbor asked for a large serving of Indian curry. The shopkeeper passes the order through the kitchen and starts measuring. Then ... eh, hey, already! ?? The curry was relayed to the counter as quickly as possible. The number of seconds to be worried about is 14 seconds ! !! Yeah, yeah, I managed to stop him from humming, but it was a speed that made me doubt my eyes. As expected!
Hah! !! !! (Second time)
Business hours are from 5 am to 2 pm, closed on Sundays. Please check in advance as it may be closed on closed days! Fast, cheap, delicious, and many (women may prefer less rice!) Chuei curry. Recommended for those who want to feel the true Tsukiji.
You can take it home with you, so you can enjoy the true Tsukiji at home.
"Eat Ecchan" is the editor-in-chief of "Eat Eat". A crazy Edokko who lives in Chuo-ku, he visits Tsukiji three times a week and enjoys eating and walking.