POPEYE

CAYU des ROIS

Start the day with a rich, creamy porridge

Take a sip, and the umami rushes in. “What was all that ‘porridge’ I was eating before?” You’ll be kicking yourself when you try the porridge at CAYU des ROIS for the first time.

Morning again in Tokyo. If you’re feeling a bit down, need a pick-me-up this morning, this is the breakfast stop for you. A creamy, rich, porridge experience.

The real deal, a base that takes 4 hours to make

The porridge here is a result of the owner’s love affair with Hong Kong porridge. BRUTUS (Japan’s leading culture magazine) reports how this place came to be in 2015.[1]

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To offer the taste of real Hong Kong porridge, manager Taiki Itoh made dozens of trips and spent over half a year preparing, finally managing to recreate the authentic flavor.

referenceItaru Tashiro, BRUTUS, “Zoku. Saiko no Choshoku wo” (The best breakfast, a sequel.)”, page 66, 2015年, MAGAZINE HOUSE

The first impression you’ll get is that it’s like a potage. The thickness of the broth doesn’t just come from the starchiness of the rice; there’s a gentle creaminess and a rich, deep flavor that seeps into your bones. The secret is the porridge base, taking 4 hours to make (again cited from a leading magazine). [2]

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By stewing domestically sourced rice with dried shellfish and salt for over 4 hours, it is finished just before the grains disappear completely.

referenceP, Mako Yamato, Mutsumi Hidaka, &Premium, “Kokochiyoi Asa no Sugoshikata (How to spend mornings in comfort)”, page 70, 2017年, MAGAZINE HOUSE

It looks like the rice grains have nearly completely melted.

It looks like the rice grains have nearly completely melted.

Just because it’s rich, it doesn’t make it heavy at all. After you finish, you’ll feel just as refreshed as you do after normal porridges, a perfect breakfast bowl.

Variety and color, a great range of unique porridges

There is a wide variety of porridges on offer here, many that you’ve never heard of before.
The porridge base is combined with six types of soups and a wide variety of ingredients to create a diverse menu.

Menu photo

Menu photo

This time, we tried POPEYE, based on spinach, and the seafood KAISEN.

POPEYE: 780 JPY

POPEYE: 780 JPY

KAISEN: 1200 yen.

KAISEN: 1200 yen.

opeye featured fragrant bacon and fresh spinach, wrapped in a creamy base.

Kaisen was packed with rich, concentrated seafood umami, the kind that you’d expect in haute Chinese cuisine. The robustly seasoned, plump scallops and shiitake toppings were truly memorable.

There’s also the “nameko”, plus lots of unique varieties that we were very keen to try in the future.

Rich, creamy umami, with a light after taste.
Mornings in Tokyo can be busy and tiring, but a bowl of such carefully crafted porridge is sure to see you through.

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PLACE
CAYU des ROIS Kamezawa store
TEL
+81-3-6240-4886
ACCESS
4-17-1 Kamezawa, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
URL
http://cayudesrois.com

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PLACE
CAYU des ROIS Nihonbashi store
TEL
+81-3-6281-9815
ACCESS
2-5-1 Nihombashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
URL
http://cayudesrois.com
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