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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

JPN: Kichi Kichi (キチキチ)

Omelette art in the making!

Look at the picture below. What do you see? A volcanic eruption? It was taken when I patronised Kichi Kichi, a small Western eatery located at one of the alleys of Pontocho, Kyoto. I got to know about its existence from a video which was pretty viral on my Facebook newsfeed sometime ago.

I believe most, if not all, guests who come to the eatery are ordering the omurice, a contemporary Japanese-Western cuisine of fried rice and omelette. See the video below (at your own risk) which I recorded myself. :P

Can't control your drooling? Read more to find out about it and two other dishes!

Jojo Yaki ¥1,000 (~S$11.80)
Taste: 8.5/10

Written as じょじょ焼き in the Japanese menu, the thin cake made of rice grains, cheese and eggs was enjoyably crispy and savoury. The cheese really gave a kick on the taste buds. It was topped with shredded seaweed, so thin that it looked like a bunch of hair (hint: Google is your best friend!). 

Chicken and Cheese Cutlet with Mustard Flavour ¥1,350 (~S$16.75)
Taste: 8.5/10

Written as チキンのチーズカツレツ粒マスタード風味 in the Japanese menu, the crispy chicken cutlet was laden with brown sauce which was a bit sweet, a bit salty and pungent due to the addition of mustard. More of the sweetness would be welcomed.

Cutting the chicken revealed the sticky cheese inside, which I thought could have more of the melting-in-the mouth quality.

Omurice (Small) ¥1,350 (~S$16.75)
Taste: 9/10

Written as ふわふわ卵の逆さオムライス (スモールサイズ) in the Japanese menu, the perennially popular omurice was too good to be shared. The runny omelette was truly velvety, caressing my tongue as it danced inside my mouth. How about the rice underneath?

The beautiful brown-coloured rice grains were fluffy. The brown sauce was similar to the one in the chicken dish, except that it was somewhat less pungent due to the absence of mustard.

Melon's Rating
Taste: 8.5/10
Ambience: 8.5/10
Service: 8.5/10
Overall: 8.5/10

Kudos to the chef who seems to be of mixed-blood! Pika's advice: According to the two Singaporean ladies sitting next to us, the beef stew was good. You may want to give it a try!

Kichi Kichi

Matsubara Dori
Higashiyama, Kyoto
(Daily: 11.30am - 2.00pm, 5.00pm~)

*Prices quoted are nett prices.

Have a nice meal,

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