The First Halal CoCoICHI Open in Akihabara
CoCoICHIBANYA (or popular with “CoCoICHI”), no. 1 Japanese curry chain store goes Halal and open their first store at Akihabara, start from September 25, 2017.
CoCoICHI has expanded their wings abroad, open their very first halal store not anywhere but in Japan, that calling great response.
Japanese Curry Makes Indian People Surprised
Indian people that can be called “home of curry”, got extremely surprised when eating Japanese curry for the first time. It looks different from theirs but they admit that the taste is remarkably delicious.
That’s it! It’s a Japanese curry!
Curry went through India to England, then finally arrived in Japan. As it took a long time until its arrival in Japan, Japanese curry got quite different from Indian curry.
The differences are :
① Thickness of the curry sauce
Japanese curry sauce has a thickness, which is precisely contrary to watery Indian curry.
② Chewy rice
Indica rice that often being used in Indian curry is dry, quite different from rice used in Japanese curry that has chewiness.
③ Delicate sweetness
Indian curry has plenty of spices, while Japanese curry has a subtle and delicate sweetness that matches with taste Japanese people love.
The Enchantment of the Largest Curry Chain Store, “CoCoICHI”
Once we heard that CoCoICHI, a representative of typical Japanese curry goes Halal, we immediately went to interview them.
Halal CoCoICHI is located just a few minutes from Akihabara Station.
Akihabara is well-known as the holy land of “electronic” and “otaku” that attract many tourists.
As there is a direct bus from the airport to Akihabara station, it is pretty easy for the tourist to access Akihabara.
This restaurant is halal-certified, from food and seasoning until kitchen and cooking utensils. It is completely free from alcohol nor pork, so now, Muslims can feel secure in enjoying Japanese curry.
You can customize the curry!!
The greatest feature that only CoCoICHI has is, curry customize, where you can customize the curry as you like.
First of all, choose one menu you like from all 9 variants of curry.
Then, you can choose “portion of rice”. “spiciness”, and “topping” you like.
While in an interview, we chose two popular meals “Chicken Katsu Curry” (¥910) and “Seafood Curry” (¥790), with rice 200 grams and spiciness level 2 (level 2 is the most recommended one).
For your information, you can choose the spiciness until level 10. We tasted the level 10 curry sauce, it is not just “spicy and hot” but along with pain sensation. No word can explain it rather than “very hot”!
Please do challenge it!
About the taste, no doubt! Delicate sweetness in its thick sauce is so tempting.
Even the curry is served with chicken katsu and plenty of seafood, it is so reasonable, only about ¥1,000! What a very good deal!
In the middle of enjoying curry, we added cheese topping as recommended by the restaurant manager, it was excellently delicious!
The cheese melt in the hot curry sauce, make it much more mild and delish.
Curry with cheese topping, as well as seafood curry, is probably a new thing for Muslims. It is a-must-try with great relish!
If you want to know how was our Muslim reporters reacted when having it for the first time, please take a look to the video below.
That’s it, curry customize and a large selection of curry menus are the real thrill of CoCoICHI.
Not only dining-in, CoCoICHI serve a “take out” menu too! How to bring some for friends and families?
If you come to nearby Akihabara, please have a nice visit to Halal CoCoICHI!
- 〒101-0023 Uchiomatsunaga Bld.1kai, Kandamatsunagacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
- Halal Gourmet Japan