Although they are known for rice bowls and udon, the composition and flavours stand out from others. I especially love the fact that most of their rice and noodle bowl comes with 1 perfectly poached egg.
Chicken chili don--chicken karaage with chili sauce, tartare sauce, and chopped scallion over rice. Fried chicken with creamy tartare and spicy, yet sweet hot sauce, how could you go wrong! Forget the calorie content, a flavourful bowl of fried chicken on rice is just plain satisfying.
Kaisen yukke don is my favourite here. You get chopped up pieces of mixed sashimi (salmon, tuna, scallop, squid, roe), mixed with a sauce and topped with a poached egg and seaweed. Add a little bit of wasabi if you love getting the heat up your nose, and mix everything together. A bowl of protein-rich deliciousness is born. There is a whole lot of rice in the bowl, almost bottomless actually, which makes it quite filling on its own. Somehow, I always end up finishing almost all of it.
Gyo-O is known for their bukkake udon, which consists of cold udon noodles served with a variety of toppings and a dashi/soy base sauce.
Tuna and salmon sashimi bukkake udon. A nice refreshing noodle dish for the summer.
Crunchy, chewy fishcake tempura bukkake udon.
And no matter where I go...
I will always get this every time I see it...
Deep fried softshell crab