On the days when I was in Tianjin, I had to go out for lunch on my own when Sister was at work. On the second day in Tianjin, I took the train from Citizen Square into Gulou where Joy City Shopping Mall is located. The ride was more than an hour so please be prepared with your choice of entertainment to kill the time. I watched an episode of Hong Kong drama series from my iPad on the journey.
I had an early lunch at CoCo Curry House as I did not have any breakfast at the hotel. I did not know the train schedule hence skipped breakfast to save some time. I was famished by the time I arrived at the destination. It took me quite some time to figure out what I wanted to eat looking at the directory board inside the mall. Decided to try out CoCo Curry House when I walked past the restaurant while looking for more eateries. According to Sister, one of her colleagues highly recommended this place for those who like Japanese Curry.
炸猪排蛋包饭 | RMB46
This is basically Pork Cutlets with Egg Omelette. You can choose the level of spiciness for your curry gravy. I chose non-spicy as I am not sure how spicy their gravy is and I do not want to risk having to find the washroom while shopping. The spicy threshold of my stomach is not consistent most of the time.
There are times when I can have spicy food without having to rush to the washroom but there were times when my stomach can’t even stand the slight spiciness at all. The pork cutlets were breaded with breadcrumbs and deep fried to perfection. The gravy was generous in portion. The egg omelette was perfectly done too as it was smooth and creamy.
However, I would very much prefer if the gravy is slightly thicker with a little bit of spiciness. That way, it would be more than perfect. But all in all, this was a good plate of Japanese Curry.
CoCo Curry House
33, Fourth Floor,
Joy City Shopping Mall,
2 Nanmen Outer Street,