As if this site needs yet another piece beginning with “x has been on my must try list for a long time now.”
Yeah, so Tokyo Diner has been on my must try list for a long time now, but I forgot about it and then I remembered and after that I made lunch happen.
There are two marked vegan items on the menu, including the tofu katsu jū I ordered that is pictured above (and hiya yakko, which I didn’t order). The katsu is described on the menu as follows:
Are you vegan, or just virtuous? The delicate, innocent taste of tofu, coated with crispy breadcrumbs and topped with thick, sweet, miso-based sauce. Pure, wholesome and nutritious: perfect for detox. Served on top of a traditional Jū-bako box of rice.
Always ignore detox nonsense. Focus instead on what isn’t said, which is that this dish is a box of fried and awesome. The sauce is rich and strong, with a tangy-sweet grape must or pomegranate undertone.
Go to Tokyo Diner if…
- You want speedy no nonsense service.
- Beige is your favourite food group.
- What you want is a simple but well prepared meal with stand out flavour.