(Closed) : Kiyosumi-Shirakawa : Autumn flavor at NICO 2/2

Tandoori bonito tataki, Spice Bar NICO (Kiyosumi-shirakawa) Tokyo
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Notice : Spice Bar Nico already quit their business. (January 30th, 2016)

Basmati rice with four curries !

Well, let me continue the sequel of last post “Autumn flavor at NICO, Indian foods bar (Kiyosumi-shirakawa) 1/2”

Our tandoori dish was ….
Tandoori bonito tataki (タンドール鰹たたき)

Tandoori bonito tataki, Spice Bar NICO (Kiyosumi-shirakawa)


The chef told about the dish on the twitter the other day and I wanted to eat it 😀 I was glad to eat it !
The slices of bonito was cooked as tataki, so those were medium rare. Mint chutney added those bonito more flavor and it was so tasty.

Then, I ordered a lassie (400 yen) for curries 🙂

Lassie, Spice Bar NICO (Kiyosumi-shirakawa)


The rice came. Of course it was basmati rice !

Basmati rice, Spice Bar NICO (Kiyosumi-shirakawa)


The basmati rice was so soft. We asked her how she cook the basmati rice.
She said, “My rice cooker works very well :D”
I heard that it is hard to cook basmati rice by home rice cooker, umm. No doubt She use good business rice cooker 🙂

By the way, basmati rice is so expensive because it is dutiable 🙁

The chef served us every kinds of curries that she prepared that day.
Green chili and shrimps curry Southern Indian style (青唐辛子と海老の南インドカレー)

Green chili and shrimp curry, Spice Bar NICO (Kiyosumi-shirakawa)


It had springy shrimps ! and gree chili !

On the rice, Spice bar NICO (Kiyosumi-shirakawa)


Rassam (ラッサム)

Rassam, Spice Bar NICO (Kiyosumi-shirakawa)


I like rasam best all the same !

Sambal (サンバル)

Sambal, Spice bar NICO (Kiyosumi-shirakawa)


The ingredients were autumn eggplant,peanuts and lily bulb.

Black pepper chicken Southern Indian style (ブラックペッパルチキン南インドカレー)

Black pepper chicken, Spice Bar NICO (Kiyosumi-shirakawa)


Spicy curry as its name !

Saury pulus (さんまプルス)

Saury pulus, Spice Bar NICO (Kiyosumi-shirakawa)


Wooow, I felt Autumn very much !

Last, Dal and chesnuts Nankin (ダル栗なんきん) came. It was also a curry, but it had sweetness of chesnuts and tasty. It tasted like dessert !
It was similar to “Kuri Kinton” (mashed sweet potatoes with sweetened chestnuts)

Dal-kuri-nankin, Spice bar NICO (Kiyosumi-shirakawa)


Saury, chesnuts, autumn eggplant… we enjoyed autumn flavor a lot 🙂
Though I had thought we can feel four seasons only by Japanese foods. But I found it doesn’t !

About Spice Bar NICO (スパイスバー ニコ)

Address / 11-1 Takabashi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Station / Kiyosumi-Shirakawa station (Toei subway)
Open / 18:00 – 24:00
Holiday Lunch / Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays / 11:30 – 14:00
Closed / Mondays
Twitter / @spicebarnico



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