The Best Wafu Curry: Fat Spoon

My lazy scale was at its highest point today. I just didn’t want to do anything and stubbornly refused to leave the warm and cozy bed. I read a few pages of 1Q84 and fell asleep, and repeated that in bed until about noon. I finally peeled myself off from the comforter and ate the osekihan that my mother packed for me last night with some gyoza and squid kimchi. I was so lazy that I didn’t even bother to take pictures.

Kevin came over at night and we went to Fat Spoon in Little Tokyo for dinner. It’s a new restaurant that opened right next to Daikokuya that serves Japanese style pasta, curry, and salad. Kevin discovered this place when it first opened in August 2011 and have been wanting to take me for a few months. He rarely raves about a restaurant but this one is an exception. He seems to like this place a whole lot and I don’t blame him. This place was amazing – the best Wafu curry I’ve ever had outside of Japan.  There, I said it.  It’s that delicious.  I suggest that you check this place out real soon before it becomes so popular, with people lined up out the door like its ramen neighbor!

I had an unsweetened green tea and Fat Spoon salad to start. The salad was so delicious with soy ginger dressing and crispy radish slices.

Here’s the Katsu Curry that I had. If you’re used to Curry House or elsewhere, you’ll be surprised at the depth of the flavors from the curry here. You can tell that the roux is made with flour and butter the old fashioned way and there are gazillion spices to create the flavors that pop. I’m not a curry addict and only crave it once in a while, but I have a feeling that I’ll be dreaming about this one for some time.  In fact, I’m going crazy right now just thinking about it.

Kevin ordered the Pasta Bolognese. It’s a total “Itameshi” (“ita” is shortened for Italian and “meshi” means “food” in Japanese), the Japanese interpretation of Italian dishes. No offense to authentic Italian restaurants, but Japanese-style Italian is my absolute favorite.

And there’s nothing better than end the day with some frozen yorgurt with fresh fruits.  There are both Yogurtland and Pinkberry a walking distance from Fat Spoon.  We brought it back home and ate it while watching some silly Japanese TV shows.

I’m so happy that there is no work tomorrow! Yipee!biggrin

Fat Spoon

329 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
★★★★★

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3 thoughts on “The Best Wafu Curry: Fat Spoon

  1. omg please take me there! was the spaghetti like itameshiya in SM back then? your katsu looks great too – if it’s approved by Kevin, that means it’s probably fried in lard… But the bunny logo is super cute so I’ll let this one go (as a trainer.) lol

    • I will definitely take you there, Saori. I think you’ll really like it. Besides, how can we not love the place with a bunny logo, right? LOL. The pasta reminded me of Itameshiya — a little sweet … the way we like it. They have great salads and other, Japanese pastas too. I’m so glad Kevin introduced me to this place.

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