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Having read some good reviews, I decided to have lunch at DON and try this monstrosity of a rice bowl. Upon reaching, however, I realized that the price had since been raised from $28.90 to $38. Nevertheless, hungry and excited, I proceeded to order it and was told there was an expected waiting time of about 15-20 minutes.

Presentation wise, this humongous bowl would make a pretty addition to your aesthetic Instagram feed. The plethora of ingredients atop a generous bed of Japanese rice included:
- Thai green curry chicken & Garlic parm chicken 🐓: basically just (deep fried) karaage tossed in different sauces.
- Wagyu beef 🥩: thinly sliced and blowtorched, nothing spectacular
- Tempura 🍤: a light crispy batter encapsulating prawns, enoki mushrooms, long beans and soft-shell crab. Was not coated with any salted egg powder.
- Mentaiko salmon 🐟: was soft although slight fishy, blanketed in a mentaiko mayo that had a good char.
- Iberico pork belly 🐖: melt-in-the-mouth with crispy skin, arguably the best thing in this don.
- Sous vide egg 🥚: mix into the rice for best mouthfeel.

Overall, the Kyodai Don was palatable but not mind-blowing. It lacked depth of flavor and at $38 (from a previous $28), didn’t seem like value-for money.

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