Being the holidays, I ended up spending a lot of time watching Japanese dramas. And those, well, they make me crave Japanese food.
So one day, while watching Shinya Shokudo, I found myself craving Ochazuke.
Ochazuke, or chazuke, is a simple dish, really, and if I had the ingredients I probably could make it myself. It is made with rice served in a green tea and dashi broth. The toppings vary but the typical ones are salmon, tarako (cod roe), ume, nori (seaweed), etc.
Not having much luck locating a place that serves it in Pasadena, I dragged a friend to Suehiro Cafe in Little Tokyo. Suehiro Cafe is a popular place serving cheap comfort food like katsudon. I ordered the mixed chazuke with salmon, tarako, and nori for $6.30.
337 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90012