This would be 7/4/09. We visited a restaurant that my mother-in-law had recommended back at Christmas time, but that we hadn’t had time to visit. It is a vegetarian place run by a Buddhist Taiwanese lady in Nakano Broadway. The name of the restaurant is Kho Rin Bo. We both really liked our food – very cheap, too!!
This is the only dish that I took a picture of, as we were both so hungry that we devoured our food before remembering to take pics!! Oops, sorry! Anyway, this is a noodle soup with veggies, pickles, and textured protein on top. The pickles were absolutely delicious! It is called luo han tang mian, after a Buddhist spiritual practitioner name Luohan (Arhat in Sanskrit).At Kho Rin Bo we also ate a cutlet made of mushrooms and veggies, made to taste like meat. Also we had “fish” made from tofu and nori seaweed. Some great springrolls and wholegrain stirfried rice noodles, too. Altogether, fabulous!
Kho Rin Bo:
Address: 5-52-15 Nakano, Nakano Broadway 2F, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 164-0001 JAPAN
Google Maps: 東京都中野区中野5-52-15
Hours: Mon-Sat 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM and 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM (but it is often closed often due to the fact that the owner is the sole operator. Please call ahead.)
English Website: http://www.bwy.jp/ (for Nakano Broadway, no Kho Rin Bo website)