ごはんカフェGohan Café BOND is in the 寺町新京極商店街Teramachi-Shinkyogoku Shopping Street. The menu is healthy and filling, so I’m not surprised that Mason wanted to try it.
The small café is in the basement.
the kitchen area
the dining area where we sat…simple and natural décor througout the place
the salad that came with Mason’s order…
which was ナスとベーコンのアラビアータnasu to beekon no arabiaata (eggplant & bacon arrabbiata), ￥850
my order: からあげ オニオンソースkaraage onion soosu (Japanese-style fried chicken with onion sauce), ￥850
I thoroughly enjoyed my meal of miso soup, multigrain rice (anything but white rice, please) and some of the crispiest karaage that I’ve had here. I’m very particular about karaage: as little breading as possible, otherwise I can get pretty sick from the oil in which it was fried…for awhile I thought that the best karaage was from 三里舞味Saribumi but now BOND is on that list. I will be back.☺
Update: Less than two years and a half after the last time that I went, I was FINALLY able to go back to BOND with Nana and Junko who I hadn’t seen in forever…not that I didn’t try before but each time the place was on holiday and I wondered if I’d ever have a second time there. Since there were three of us, we got to sit in the area furthest back where there were tables to accomodate such a number. The place was really busy and there were only two people on staff.
Nana got a pasta meal while Junko got the karaage that I had last time; although I wanted to have the karaage as well, I thought it would be a good opportunity to try the ハンバーグ定食, ￥800.
BOND’s hamburg was not only delicious, including the sauce which wasn’t so strong it muffled the flavor of the meat, but didn’t leave my breath stinking of onions, a problem that I find with having hamburg. Everything was flavored perfectly with great texture and made me want to go again very soon. Nana and Junko were also very happy with their orders. We would have stayed for dessert if it hadn’t been too busy.