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Sep 13, 2008 12:58 PM


does anyone know where to find good oyakodon in Boston. I have been checking alot of Japanese places online and I don't even see it on their menu. . . any thoughts??

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  1. Maybe not a great one, but you can probably find a serviceable version in the shops in the Porter Exchange. I know Ittyo has it, and I think Cafe Mami does too--I'd recommend trying them first, if you can get a seat. (Be prepared that no matter where you go, it will almost certainly include broccoli! For some reason it finds its way into practically every donburi-type dish in Boston...)

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    1. re: another_adam

      Actually I don't think either Ittyo or Cafe Mami have broccoli in their oyakodon. I'm not totally sure as it's been awhile since I've had it at either, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't have broccoli. And I think Cafe Mami's was a little tastier.

      1. re: maillard

        OK, I shouldn't have been so hasty to impugn them with broccoli! I've definitely gotten broccoli in several other weird contexts at Ittyo before (in udon soup (??!?!?!??!), in curry (?!?!?!?!?!?)) so I just associate them with unexpected broccoli :)
        (Actually, I love broccoli, but there are some places where in my book, it just doesn't belong, thankyouverymuch)

    2. Not the best restaurant by any means, and it's been a while since I've had it there, but they used to serve this at Kaya. No broccoli but not great there.