Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Weekend Brunch at Roti Roppongi

Tokyo may be home to the most Michelin stars in the world, age old family-run establishments that serve cuisine that has been refined to perfection over generations, the world's best sushi/udon/tempura/kaiseki restaurants and even some of the best patisseries in the world, but it is really lacking in quality American-style brunch places. So I was thrilled to discover Roti Roppongi, which serves up authentic, non-Japanified Eggs Benedict and some of the most delicious spice-rubbed home fries I've ever had.

Eggs benedict, classic style with ham (you can also get it with sauteed spinach or smoked salmon)

Blueberry pancakes - it was declared that "they taste like Aunt Jemima," but honestly, I crave American instant mix pancakes living in Tokyo!

Smoked salmon club sandwich

I've also been to Roti for dinner and their Peruvian rotisserie chicken over cilantro rice and beans is tender, moist and flavorful.. and I wanted to lick the little bowl of jalapeno-garlic-cilantro dipping sauce that came with the chicken.

Food rating: **** and a half
Bang for buck rating: 4.5 (best brunch bang for buck)

The essentials:
Location: in the Pyramide building, Roppongi, Tokyo
Average price for meal for 2 for brunch: 5000 yen (~$55)

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