Tokyo: Bills

This is the ninth post of my eating adventures to Tokyo. All other posts can be found here

I confess that before going to Tokyo, I had no idea that Bills existed. Neither was I aware that it had been billed as the “best breakfast in the world” nor was I aware that it was somewhat of a phenomenon in Tokyo that people would literally queue up for hours just to have a taste of their pancakes and/or scrambled eggs. 

Due to overwhelming popularity, Chef Bill Granger has opened another Bills outlet in Odaiba and that was where J and I decided to try our luck while in Tokyo. Surprisingly, when we arrived, the restaurant was only about three quarters full. We were seated immediately with little fuss. Score!

As we were first time visitors to the restaurant, we ordered the dishes that Bills was well known for:

Full Aussie Breakfast: ‘famous’ scrambled eggs with toast, bacon, grilled mushrooms, tomatoes. The scrambled eggs were really smooth, light and fluffy.

Ricotta pancakes with banana, honey

I was so hungry I asked J to order another plate of scrambled eggs and toast. Yes, I ate so many eggs that morning.

So the verdict? I agree with the reviews that the breakfast was very very good. The eggs were very well cooked and the pancakes were very light and went very well with the honey and banana. For a person who usually prefers savoury to sweet, I really liked the pancakes and had no problems polishing one pancake off by myself.

However, would I call this the best breakfast in the world? Well…. I wouldn’t be too quick to dismiss other brunch restaurants and other cuisines (fried beehoon anyone?)

Nevertheless, definitely worth trying while in Tokyo. Go to the Odaiba outlet to avoid a queue. Prices are not cheap, but that’s to be expected for a ‘celebrity’ establishment.

Add: 3F Decks Seaside Mall, 1-6-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo

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