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Takohachi Rebirth

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Hey Puget Sound (and especially Eastside) chow funsters, I just learned that the guy who owned Takohachi is now cooking at the Bellevue Uwajimaya cafe. Didn't have a chance to try anything there yet, but thought I'd pass the information along for those of you who lamented Takohachi's closure last year. My understanding is that his famous torikara and curry dish will be on the menu, if not already. I don't know if his ramen will be available or not, but he is making his dashi. To repeat, only at the Bellevue store. I'll be interested in your impressions.

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  1. thanks for the tip-- Seattle's loss will be Bellevue's gain! mmm...greasy bacon fried rice...

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    1. re: barleywino

      What made his fried rice so good, other than that it was greasy? :)

      1. re: chazuke

        i liked the chopped onion in the rice...a good foil for the curry, too...the bacon was really more of a ham, iirc...just comfort food (and when the chef wasn't looking, you could always put the fried rice into your miso soup for a different eating experience, i think that's what they refer to as "synergy" ;)

        1. re: barleywino

          The reason I asked was my favorite bacon fried rice so far was had at Shakas in Alhambra (a Hawaiian restaurant), CA, and would love to have some place up here make something similar. Besides bacon, it has char siu and kamaboko. It too is greasy, but what fried rice isn't?

          Also, in response to oliveoyl's question below, not only is there a drawing of ramen but of his curry, too.

          1. re: chazuke

            wow, sounds great. have you tried the sticky rice fried rice at O'Asian? you might enjoy it.

            1. re: barleywino

              No, I've not been to O'Asian, though I've heard very good things about it. Thanks for the tip.

    2. but what about the super cute drawings of the menu items!? I loved them.

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      1. re: oliveoyl

        He's got a ramen drawing up in the front of the store (probably just the begining).