Udon and Donburi

Udon and Donburi

Kitaro

5723 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 386-2777
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Hurry! Hurry! Japanese curry! On a cold blustery day I dropped into my favorite sushi joint here in SF’s Richmond District and ordered the lunch special of Udon and Donburi. I requested the curry broth (a whole dollar more than the regular soup base) and found it savory and subtly spicy, and a gorgeous shade of burnt umber.  I don’t really know what makes Japanese curry different than the traditional variety, but it brought the buckwheat chunky noodles to life. I slurped away and asked for extra napkins. It came with a side of donburi – rice w/raw fish.  I chose salmon. The satiny fish was topped with finely-chopped scallions and jewel-like tobiko (flying fish roe, in case you're not conversant in sushi).  Fortified, I forged back outside into the wind, one happy curry camper.

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