I like my life in Nasu, but I also have one missing thing in my Nasu life. That's curry restaurants. In Nasu, there are many types of good restaurants but it's really strange that there is no curry rice restaurant in Nasu. We can have curry at family restaurants like Gusto, Cocos, or Denny's around Nasu resort area. However, those places don't meet my curry request, sorry.
I'm a heavy Japanese curry fan. I also love Indian curry, but lack of Japanese curry rice in my life place is a serious problem. When addicted with curry rice, I have to drive far to fill my appetite for curry rice.
Some foreigners in Japan sometimes write blog articles about COCO Ichibanya Curry shop in Japan. I think Coco Ichibanya is the most famous one in Japan, actually the numbers of chain restaurants of COCO ICHI are so many in Japan. Recently Coco Ichi goes out of Japan to open their branches in LA or in Honolulu.
Anyway, rather than talking about world wide network of Coco Ichibanya, I just need MY COCO Ichibanya near my home ! It's hard job for me to drive my car to have their curry up to Koriyama city or Yaita city from Nasu. Actually I do often drive to either of the shops ! I'm craving curry all the time......
What I like most among Coco Ichibanya menue is HIrekatsu Curry ( Fillet Cutlet Curry ) as seen in the photo. Tender pork katsu and combination with rice and curry sauce is my ideal dish for lunch !
A few months ago I could not hold my demand on Coco Ichibanya, and that I wrote an email to headquaters of Coco Ichibanya company requesting seriously they open a new branch in Nasu, or in Shirakawa city. And then I can have good curry whenever I need to. Their answer was not good enough.
My journey for better curry rice is still going on.