When the need arises to acclimatize quickly, a hot, spicy meal from India or Thailand may be exactly what you need. It may seem rather odd, but actually having hot food and hot drinks on a hot day helps one to cope with the heat and humidity just a little bit better.
One of the best places for this in Kotoen has long been a favorite with the English conversation students at the Smith’s School of English in Kotoen スミス英会話 甲東園. Lalu is owned and operated by well-educated Indians who are friendly, take great pride in their culinary craft and are deeply respectful of the Kotoen area.
Lalu serves the usual style commonly seen in Japan: a piece of tandoori, a small salad dish, saffron rice, two or three curries in steel cups and a huge piece of naan which I believe can be replaced when the first one disappears. Where it gets interesting is in the array of home-made sauces the restaurant specializes in, and upon request will be happy to make it mild or dangerously hot depending on your personal favor.
Lalu is open nearly every day and is well located in the Paseo Koto building, convenient for lunch whether you have 30minutes or two hours to spare!
Martin Werner Zander
Smith’s School of English in Kotoen 月謝制 Real Monthly Tuition English Conversation School