精肉店「北島商店」（東京・西日暮里）名物のメンチカツ 5個いり700円。 Menchi Cutlet sold at Kitajima Meat Store in Tokyo, Japan. It's sold for 700 yen, around $6.40 for 5 pieces.
Energy of Olympic Gold Medals Came from Beef Cutlet (Menchi-Katsu). A few days ago, I saw a Fuji TV News footage of hundreds of people lined up in front of Kitajima Meat Store in Nippori, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo to buy Menchi-Katsu, ground beef hamberger steak cutlet. The store is owned by parents of Kosuke Kitajima, defending Olympic Champion of 100 meter Breaststroke and 200 meter Breaststoroke swimming events.
The store was closed for several days due to cheer Kosuke Kitajima at the Beijing Olympics and re-opened on August 20, 2008. Hundreds of people lined up to get the famous Menchi-Katsu cutlet. People believe that Kosuke Kitajima was able to win Olympic gold medals because he loved the Menchi-Katsu and he ate them often.
☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Where can I get Menchi-Katsu in Los Angeles? I wondered. I remembered Curry House Restaurant serves Menchi Katsu Curry Rice. Last Wednesday, I went to Curry House Torrance to get stone grilled Menchi Katsu Curry. They have this stone grilled version and also a regular Menchi Katsu Curry Rice. Other type of stone grilled curry rice at Curry House was mentioned in my previous blog. Please refer to "Eel Curry", blog #57.
Also I had "Aji Cutlet and Fried Shrimp Combo" at Katsu Hana at Mitsuwa Market Torrance store yesterday. It came with Miso Soup, Steamed Rice, Potato Salad, Pickles, and Hot Tea. They had this special menu from 8/15/08 to 8/21/08 for the first 40 plates each day. Their Pork Fillet Cutlet combo is pretty good, too.
For snacks, I munched on "Sauce Katsu" with Hiroshima style pancake sauce.
"Katsu" means "Winning" in Japanese. As I ate more and more "katsu" I felt like we can win more and more.
Japanese Women's softball team won against USA. It was the last time Softball and Baseball were a part of Olympics games. They were elmited from the Olympics. For the last Olympic softball game, Japan got Gold and USA got Silver medals. Congratulations!
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