The food scene around Higashi-Okayama station is somehow limited, but OSten, which was recommended by a co-worker, offered a nice surprise. OSten specializes in soup curry, a specialty from Hokkaido.
I’ve never been to Hokkaido, but I can easily imagine that soup curry must be the perfect comfort food in the middle of the winter. OSten looks like a regular house and offers just a few seats.
My co-worker ordered the sausage soup curry.
I ordered the chicken and mushroom curry.
We ordered a 60% spicy curry and it turned out really hot. I liked the complex flavor of the soup, but I might go for a 50% on my next visit. The menu is really simple.
We decided to try the curry bread.
It hot and crispy. The filling is pretty spicy.
We ended our meal with a coffee. The coffee is hand dripped and the blend is apparently made to complement the taste of curry.
The coffee beans are from Tostino coffee roaster which is located not to far from OSten right across the train track. I haven’t had a chance to visit Tostino yet, but the blend did indeed complement the curry.
My first soup curry experience furthermore piqued my curiosity toward Hokkaido. If you are in the Higashi-Okayama area, it’s a fun little restaurant.
If you know any places in this area, please let me know.
Okayama-ken, Okayama-shi, Naka-ku, Omachi, 307−6