[CLOSED JULY 2013]
Despite it's small, quirky, niche menu, Kitchen OEC has been running a few years now. The food is simple but it's well cooked and good value, in true Japanese style. We will return just for the uniquely Japanese service. The front of house lady is so smiley and polite, even if we're just stopping by for a 50 cent barley tea.
Korokke flavours include potato, vegetable, beef, cheese, curry and sukiyaki. Around $1.50 each. When ordering takeaway they will mark the location of each flavour on top of the box so there's no korokke confusion.
Salads to go with the sets.
Croquette set - $8.50. Your choice of 3 croquettes with salad, rice and miso soup.
The croquettes are lightly crumbed and fried just so, the chef has a nice touch. We're hooked on the cheese ones.
Special tonkatsu set - $9.50. A fried pork (or chicken) cutlet with a lightly cooked googie on top. Served with shallots and pickled veggies.
We love how the tonkatsu is lightly crumbed and less fatty and more eggy than other joints. It is served in a puddle of dashi stock, a great touch. This is a new favourite.
BACK AGAIN IN MAY 2012....
The chicken tonkatsu is just as excellent as the pork. Love how the onions almost melt into the light, sweet sauce. Oishi desu!
Kitchen OEC Menu...
Kitchen OEC is conveniently located next to the bar at the Sussex Centre Food Court, up the escalator at 401 Sussex Street. Chinatown.