The war of beef bowl is a continuous one in Japan. It's said that as of 2008, Suki-Ya has established a total of one thousand branches not only in Japan, but also overseas. The one located in Kansai International Airport opens 24 hours everyday. We went there for breakfast before catching our flight back to Singapore via Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Spring Onions and Egg Beef Bowl (Regular Size) - Salad Set
The actual name of the dish is ねぎ玉牛丼 (並盛) with サラダセット, comprising miso (Japanese fermented rice, barley and/or soybean) soup and a plate of salad which was acceptably fresh with sweet corn kernels. The beef bowl had a moderate amount of beef slices which I thought could be sweeter and a bit fattier, just like those I had in Matsu-Ya (松屋) in June last year. The raw egg was hidden beneath the aromatic and slightly crunchy spring onions. Other than that, the miso soup was too salty for my liking.
Triple Cheese Beef Bowl (Regular Size) - Healthy Set ¥480 (~S$5.90)
The actual name of the dish is 3種のチーズ牛丼 (並盛) with 健康セット, comprising miso soup and hiyayakko (Japanese chilled tofu) which apparently wasn't cold, but pretty velvety. It'd great if the cheese were melted to a greater extent, but anyway, it made a great combination with the beef slices and the sticky Japanese rice.
Fried Chicken Curry Rice (Regular Size) - Egg Set ¥650 (~S$8.05)
The actual name of the dish is からあげカレー (並盛) with たまごセット, comprising miso soup and raw egg to be mixed together with the curry rice. It was a pity that the curry was lukewarm, even though its consistency was good enough. Also, it could be sweeter for a better balance of flavours. The fried chicken chunks were pretty crispy and not too oily.
Taste: 7.5/10Ambience: 6/10
Pika's advice: Suki-Ya likes to introduce limited edition items. Check it out on the website! Alright, I just need to try Yoshino-Ya (吉野家) out when I've got the chance to visit Japan again in the near future, even though many of my friends who live in Japan don't recommend it. :P
2F, Kansai International Airport Terminal 1
(Twenty Four / Seven)
*Prices quoted are nett prices.
Have a nice meal,Cliff(y)