So I blogged a little about hana hana and made comments about menya mappens lack of rice curry dishes and was informed by Christine from cookingcrusade that oiden does curry dishes. So instead of the scheduled return to hana hana, we ended up at oiden for lunch.Oiden is located at 537-551 George Street, if you see Pepper Lunch, Paul’s warehouse, enter the building and Oiden’s the one on the right.
Oiden’s Kushiage bits. Breaded fried bits. Price Point is cheap.
I will make the observation now and will probably head back and edit the hana post but the fried bits here seriously make the hana stuff seem like poor value proposition. It’s at least a dollar cheaper here for all items u can pick. And it looks better/more appealing too. And considering that everything in the above pic is deep fried, non of them looked grease clogged.
This is the dining space. communal tables, long benchs. Its a fairly busy eatery and you’ll be sharing tables.
The dish had Japanese short grain rice in it and had a tangibly sticky bite to it while the chicken was well seasoned and tender. I picked the salmon wing and wished I hadn’t as unlike pretty much 99% of the items I coulda pick, this was quite hard to eat and was full of boney bits. But I did pick it.
Kimchi rice and matcha milk tea. KOB’s meal was a nice mix of spicy kimchi plus beef. Again, good to eat. The matcha is creamy and greenteay – like a melted green tea ice cream. Not bad
Half way through the meal, we doused the dishes we had with sriracha chilli and it kick the flavour and palette challenge up a notch. Added tanginess and a fiery bite. Mmmm. Sriracha is my favourite new condiment.
They have a zipindustries (I’m guessing here) water tap here so u can get water (hot or cold). Fancy
Oiden had good food and like mappen/hana is cheap. Well, worth a visit. This was a detour to eat some sort of curry rice dish but I ended up eating something else. Will be back.