Near Sengoku Station on the Toei Mita Line, there is a restaurant called “Kisaburo Farm”. It is said to be proud of its egg dishes.
The restaurant offers an all-you-can-eat egg plan that includes a variety of eggs from brand-name hens.
When I buy eggs at the supermarket, I usually choose the cheapest ones I can find. So I usually buy eggs with names like “Fuzoroi Tamago” that vary in size. Even so, I have never felt any discomfort.
Since I do not make sweets that require precise measurements of ingredients, I do not care if the eggs are a little big or a little small.
I only care about eggs to that extent, so I can’t imagine what a brand name chicken egg is like.
I wonder which one I am? I thought, “Brand chicken eggs are really brand chicken eggs! They’re completely different from the eggs I’ve eaten in the past!” or will I turn my head and say, “Hmmm, I don’t know.
I am not so much interested in the all-you-can-eat option. Eating all kinds of eggs and rice to fill myself up is not an exciting situation for me. I’m more interested in being able to eat all kinds of eggs. I have never had the opportunity to compare different kinds of eggs.
At most, I have seen two kinds of eggs, raw and boiled, on breakfast buffets in inns and hotels. The difference between the two is whether they are cooked or not, but the eggs themselves should be the same.
The other day I experienced “all-you-can-eat” natto, and now I am looking forward to the next “all-you-can-eat” experience. I look forward to it.
The restaurant was very busy. It may have been because it was right around lunch time when I visited, but the restaurant, which is quite spacious, was packed with customers. The restaurant is thriving.
I wondered if everyone was eating egg rice, but surprisingly, those people were in the minority, and most people were eating other egg dishes.
That’s because all-you-can-eat egg rice is quite expensive.
Recently, the price of eggs has skyrocketed due to various factors. In just one year, the price has increased about 1.5 times, so this all-you-can-eat egg restaurant is in a difficult situation. Of course, they are revising their prices, but if the customers are still serious about eating eggs, the restaurant will probably think, “It’s time for us to stop eating eggs…”. After all, these are branded eggs that are not widely available in the market.
From April 2023, the “TKG Omakure Gozen” (all-you-can-eat eggs and rice) will cost 1,600 yen. With that much money, I am sure there are many different and tastier foods in the world. Why pay so much for rice and eggs? I asked myself. But there’s nothing we can do about it, because the prices are really outrageous.
If I lower my request by one rank, I can order “Tamagokake Gozen” (with as many eggs as you can eat). It costs 1,000 yen. Well, this is a little less intimidating since you only have to pay one bill.
However, it is hard to lose the right to free rice refills. No matter how many eggs you eat, if you keep slurping down raw eggs, you will start to feel sick. Only Stallone’s Rocky would eat raw eggs alone.
In the end, I resisted the high price and ordered the “TKG Omakure Gozen”.
The rule of the restaurant is that eggs are self-serve.
There were several baskets lined up in the middle of the restaurant, and many eggs were served in them.
Wow, that’s interesting. By the way, there were seven kinds of eggs available that day.
Mikan egg, Hinai Jidori chicken egg, herb egg, rice egg, Yuyake egg, Yuzutama egg, and Nagoya Cochin egg.
Anyway, I put three eggs on my plate and returned to my seat. If I brought so many back at once, I would not be able to tell which egg was which. You see, by now I couldn’t tell which was which, even with three.
The composition of the dish is very simple. A small bowl of rice, miso soup, a small amount of pickles, a small amount of salad, and a choice of 14 different toppings, of which I chose “shirasu” (baby sardine). This shirasu is also a small amount on a small plate.
Everything is in small amounts. To be honest, I felt that this set meal was not enough for me, but considering the convenience of the restaurant, which uses high quality eggs and the cost is extraordinary, I have nothing to complain about.
What I miscalculated was the rice.
I would have been happy if they had placed a large rice cooker next to the basket where the eggs were placed, and if you could refill the rice, it would be self-service. In this restaurant, however, I had to go to the kitchen with my bowl to ask for more rice.
A student may be a student, but a nearly 50-year-old person would not feel comfortable going back for more than one refill.
So…what should I do?
From the looks of it, the amount of rice per serving is small. It could be said that the amount of rice is balanced when served with an egg. It may be the love of the restaurant. However, in my mind I thought, “If there are seven kinds of eggs, of course I should eat seven eggs. Then I would have to go back to the kitchen six times to get more. …. I don’t want to do that.
Crack a Hinai Jidori chicken egg.
The first thing I notice when I try to crack the egg is how hard the shell is. The cheap eggs I usually buy at the grocery store have weak shells that crack easily. I have to be very careful when I crack them so that the shells do not shatter.
However, these brand name chickens must be eating good food. Even the shell seems to be well fed and hard. I finally cracked it by hitting it hard with the corner of my desk.
It would be a shame for the store and the eggs if I accidentally dropped the cracked egg on the floor, so I had to be careful when cracking it.
I decided to just enjoy the taste of the egg itself.
No rice, no soy sauce, just the egg broken with chopsticks.
I have no idea if it tastes good or bad because it is a different way of eating than usual.
Also, I don’t drink raw eggs in small sips like hot coffee. When I drink it, I swallow it in one gulp. So I swallowed it before I tasted it.
As I felt during the “All You Can Eat Natto” event, I realize my poor sense of taste and vocabulary when I compare the same food. I can tell the difference in appearance immediately, but I cannot describe the difference in taste well, and before I can describe it, I cannot tell the difference.
In other words, when I tasted all seven kinds of food, I was not very impressed, nor was I surprised to find that “this is obviously delicious! I mean, I tried all seven kinds, but I wasn’t really impressed or surprised by the taste.
I could easily identify eggs with a distinctly different flavor, such as the Yuzutama, and eggs with a different yolk color, such as the Omeitamago, but I did not encounter any other eggs that made my heart flutter and say, “I want to do this again. It was not because of the eggs, but because my taste buds could not tell the difference between the eggs.
It’s also true that I ate most of the eggs as they were, not over rice, so I couldn’t really taste them.
I had to ask for more rice twice, but I was a little hesitant to ask the kitchen staff, who were always busy cooking, for more rice.
If that had been the case, I might have been happy to order the “tamagokake gozen” without the all-you-can-eat rice option.