I was craving for some really good “mamak” (read- india food is usually called mamak in Malaysia) these past couple days and thanks to my mission to deliver cats from Inawashiro, Fukushima to Shimokitazawa, Tokyo – I have a weekend in Tokyo! So I am currently staying with a friend, Chris whom I met while working with English Adventure (will tell you guys more bout this in next post) last summer. He suggested earlier today that we go for some Indian food for lunch. I was like “Hell yeah Chris!”
It was just a short walk from Kameido station. The place is called Dippalace Ethnic Restaurants. They serve Authentic Indians and Thai cuisines. It’s small restaurant that fits about 20 people. It was relatively busy when I was there. The services was fast.
Chris had the Pad Thai and Tom Yum Noodle while Alba and I had the Ladies Thali sets that comes with Unlimited Nans and Rice, 2 curries, a piece of Tandoori chicken, a dessert and one drink. I had the seafood and vegetable curry, coconut juice and gave the chicken and milky stuffs to Chris. It was delicious, I mean for an Indian restaurant in Tokyo, it was really good and satisfying. I already plan to have another round before taking the train back to Inawashiro tomorrow.
I tried some of Chris’ order and I was sold, it taste like the one I usually have at home. God, I miss Malaysian food so much! Anyow, all in all, I only spent Y 990 for the Ladies Thali Set with drinks and unlimited rice and nans. Bargain! Anyhow here is a video of us eating!
So what’s special about this place? Besides being one of the cheapest place to eat in Tokyo, during lunch hour you can get the Thali sets with unlimited rice or nans! My advice- load up during lunch time and walk around in Tokyo till the next morning!
If I can share a tip to eat cheaply in Tokyo is to eat during lunch time as many cafes and restaurants in Tokyo offer some great deal for lunch hours compares to dinner. So remember, to eat cheaply in Tokyo eat a lot during lunch hour!
Till then, travel safe.