Mr. FrypanKinda funny…In preparation of writing this review I was looking back at Reid's review of Mr. Frypan so I didn't regurgitate anything he already might have mentioned about the place and I just realized that he and I ordered almost the same thing and even our outside shot of the place is almost the exact same. Great minds think alike! Well anyways, on to the review.
The other week I had jury duty which brought me to downtown and thus I was excited that I would be able to enjoy my lunches on those days at many of the great eateries of downtown. The first day I chose Mr. Frypan. I heard about Mr. Frypan many years ago and have wanted to try it since. But generally I don’t like going to downtown and trying to find parking just to go to one place. So now it was finally my chance to eat there. I made friends with a couple jurors and we headed down there on our lunch break. Considering it was 1:00PM it was pretty crowded.
With all the items on the menu I had a hard time choosing. You know how that goes, especially when you are HUNGRY!
Well I ended up ordering the #16 which is the menchi katsu curry (hamburger) and a side piece of croquette.
I was a bit disappointed. The menchi katsu was not fresh. The breading was soggy and the filling didn’t taste quite that fresh. Although right after I ordered, the two juror friends, who ordered the exact same thing as me, got a fresh batch of menchi katsu. The curry itself was a bit bland although I must say that it had that homemade feel to it. I think I just ate there on an ‘off’ day. I can’t recommend this place yet, until I try it again. Although I don’t know when I will be revisiting. There are many other places that have pretty darn good Japanese style katsu and aren’t in downtown. Although I can’t think of one that has menchi katsu which is my favorite.
By the way, on that first day I was chosen to be on the jury and the trial lasted only one day. So that only left me with two places to choose from in downtown for lunch. Mr. Frypan is one and I am ashamed to say where I ate on the second day....HAH