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Oct 4, 2008 12:11 AM

Chashu Egg at Yachiyo Tonkatsu, Tsukiji Market

I just caught this on a Japanese TV show, but next time I go to Tsukiji, I think I have to have this crazy chashu-egg dish. It looks incredible... and incredibly laden with all that cholesterol... so bad, it must be so good. It seems pretty popular with the workers who want something filling, as well as the Japanese food bloggers. It's basically thick cut chashu (looks like it's the braised kind, i.e., "nikomi") plopped on two lightly fried eggs over a garnish of some cabbage or other vegetables. Oh yeah, the tonkatsu and the variety of seafood fry (oysters, ebi, aji, scallops, etc.) look good too, but if I'm schlepping to Tsukiji, it's either for sushi or this plate. Every blog and food site I've seen on Yachiyo has featured this chashu egg dish. Looks like it's the biggest seller.

This should link to tabelog's photo gallery for Yachiyo:

And here's Yachiyo's page from Tsukiji's website:

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  1. Reminds me of Hawaiian loco moco, just as lethal. But this chashu egg dish looks supremely good. I'll have to see which restaurant that also had this dish recommended by Koseki Atsushi's book.

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    1. re: K K

      Yep this is the place reviewed by Koseki Atsushi in his "Best Selection of Tsukiji Market in Tokyo" book. The author wrote (in Jan 07) also that this chashu egg dish is only offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays,and Saturdays and sells out before noon (shop is open from 5:15 am to 1:15 pm) and of course closed on Sundays, national holidays, and dedicated Tsukiji Fish Market closure days (check the Tsukiji calendar). Not sure if this info (particularly the Tu/Th/Sat offering schedule) is still accurate.

    2. I had to see if this works here. I just copied this from a website.

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      1. re: E Eto

        Ooooh that does look good. I was just in Tsukiji a few nights ago and had a pretty dismal nigiri set.

        Is that ebi-fry supposed to be a cat holding a giant shrimp?

      2. looks bloody good.
        basically a japanese take on bacon and eggs...
        yum. Have to try that next time in in Japan.

        1. Hi E Eto,

          Great discovery. Thanks for the tip! :) That looks... very unhealthy but so delicious! :)

          1. Thanks, will have to bookmark this place. Looks absolutely delicious and unhealthy at the same time. Actually it seems like something I would want to plop directly on my rice and eat donburi style, letting the chashu juice and egg yolk soak into the rice.