Tantalized by elmomonster's post yesterday, I decided to drop by Super Corokke for an early lunch. I'm always on the lookout for cheap treats, have a weakness for fried potatoes AND live only a few minutes away, so I *had* to check Super Corokke out.
The parking lot in the minimall where the restaurant is located is almost as cramped as the restaurant itself, but I managed to score one of the two "Reserved for Super Corokke" spots right in front of their door.
I ordered the corokke combo, which was exactly as elmomonster described. The filling in my curry corokke had a great flavor (exactly like the filling in the curry toasts they used to serve at dim sum restaurants when I was a kid--it really brought me back.), but the potato exterior itself definitely benefitted from a few drops of chile sauce. The filling in the iku (squid) corokke was pretty mild-tasting as well, and needed a good splash of sauce . Stil, it was comforting and tasty. If there were such as thing as Pacific Rim fusion nursery food, this would be it.
I also like the fact that Super Corokke offers, besides noodle bowls and potato cutlets, parcel shipping services to Japan. I've noticed that whenever an ethnic restaurant sells videos, mailing services, and/or pre-paid phone cards involving the country of its origin, it's a sure bet that the food won't be dumbed down for mainstream American tastes.
The friendly lady who took my order and brought me my food (the owner?) asked me if I was okay with "just chopsticks", even though I'm Asian. She must have taken the fact that I don't speak Japanese to be a sure sign that I had crossed over to the dark side!
Thanks elmomonster for letting us know about this place!
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