Okoge(おこげ)/Scorched Rice – Pros and Cons of Food in Japan

Okoge(おこげ)/Scorched Rice

Okoge(おこげ)/Scorched Rice

When I was a child, my family used a gas rice cooker which can easily cook Okoge(おこげ)/Scorched Rice. Not so often, but, I was able to enjoy crunchy texture of Okoge/Scorched Rice at times. Young people are inclined to love Okoge/Scorched Rice. Oops, I know it’s hard to say I’m young.

On the other hand, some people, especially old people, dislike Okoge. Until 1950s, Japan was one of developing countries. Most families had to scrape off Okoge stuck to the bottom of the pan. Old people feel fed up with even looking at Okoge which reminds them of their childhood. As a matter of course, some young people also dislike. They say Okoge tastes bitter and smells bad. Plus, there is a health concern. Okoge is likely to develop a cancer.

Anyway, here is a restaurant at where we can enjoy Okoge.

☆Sumiya Komezō(炭家米蔵)

Feature
Komezō servers rice with a hot iron pan. It’s rare. Looking back, I ever seen such a kind of serving way only a few times. We have to dish out rice by ourselves.

You can enjoy unlimited hot coffee, iced coffee, oolong tea and orange juice.

My Opinion
Rice is not so hotter than I think. Eating at home is the best way to have hot rice.

Taste                          : ***
Amount                     : ***
Value                          : **
Quickness                 : **
Friendliness             : ***
Brightness                : *****
Recommendation  :  ***

Bean Curd Hamburg Set - Lunch:980yen

Bean Curd Hamburg Set – Lunch:980yen

Picture Menu(Lunch:980yen)

  • Bean Curd Hamburg(Upper Right)
  • Simmered Hijiki seaweed and carrot(Center)
  • Pickled radish and Nozawana(Lower Center)
  • Tororo/Grated Yam(Lower Left) – to put it on rice
  • Rice in an iron pot(Upper Left)
  • Miso Soup(Lower Right)

URL
GuruNavi(English):
http://r.gnavi.co.jp/e113198/lang/en/?sc_cid=foreign_bnr_pcr_en
Open Hour
11:00AM – 11:00PM
Location
Mona 4F, 1-5-1, Irifune, Urayasu, Chiba
Map
Click Hear: Komezo on Google Map
Access
JR Keiyō Line(京葉線):
3 minutes walk from Shin Urayasu Station(新浦安駅)

Route to Shin Urarays Station From Tokyo Station

Route to Shin Urarays Station From Tokyo Station

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