Today I had a Taiwanese friend text me and ask me if I was free this evening for dinner with some friends of his from junior high. I said, “sure!” After all, I’m always eager to meet more people and I find it endearing that Taiwan is so nice and small that people still hang out with friends from junior high. So, I followed his directions to meet at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Station (國父紀念館站) and was then lead to Japanese curry heaven @ Konaya (古奈屋).
A quick visit to Konaya’s website basically informed me that it’s their only store outside of Japan, so rest assured, this stuff is authentic in the 道道地地 way.
I love how they give bib/aprons to wear. At first I felt a little affronted that they assumed grown adults needed bibs to eat curry, but the waitresses were nice and offered to help tie them on and everything. Then, following the meal, I looked down and was extremely thankful that I’d acquiesced to the bib wearing policy, hehehe.
There’s a shot of my super-super delicious curry bowl! I got the vegetable set. They gave me some Japanese-style kimchi, salad, this huge bowl of udon +curry + vegetables, and dessert!
I love the delicious combination of Japanese curry, udon noodles, rice, egg, pumpkin, corn, broccoli, and snap peas. I think I could live on this stuff.
Oh man, vanilla ice cream mochi. This all was so worth blowing my food budget for the day on.
If you’re interested in checking the place out, you can head to their Taipei restaurant:
Taipei City, Guangfu South Road, No. 306