This is actually the first time I've tried Japanese curry at a specialized curry restaurant and I have to say, I'm pleasantly surprised. My whole life, I've only known curry in the form those condensed blocks you can buy Asian Super markets (which are actually pretty delicious) so I was very much looking forward to freshly made curry!
We arrived at Curry House about 7PM on a Friday night and it was packed! The menu has a large selection of different Japanese dishes from, well of course, curry dishes to Japanese style spaghetti. And most entrees come with an appetizer.
So for appetizers we chose their corn potage and house salad. The corn potage was the best corn soup I've ever tasted! Super creamy and sweet which balanced nicely with the slightly salty corn kernels.
The salad was drizzled with a light and refreshing miso dressing with lots of different toppings. I loved the addition of the beans! I never add beans in my salad but it gives the salad a break in the crunchy texture of the lettuce. Beans are gonna be my new habit.
We ordered the Deluxe Katsu Curry. Oh yeah deluxe, I'm rolling with the high rollers harhar So differences between the normal and deluxe Katsu curry is the deluxe comes with a curry fried rice wrapped in an omelet while the normal one is just plain rice. Mmm...curry fried rice with curry...can't get enough curry on one dish!
The curry actually tasted a lot like the cubed curry from the supermarkets but definitely had more depth to it, more herbs perhaps?
For the katsu, you can choose from chicken leg, chicken breast, and pork. We went with the typical pork katsu just to see how it compared with other pork katsus out there. It was pretty good, crispy on the outside and had the right amount of saltiness but it was really the curry fried rice that made the magic!
This dish was fantastic with its mix of shimeji and eringi mushrooms and soy sauce based sauce. We payed an extra buck to trade out the normal pasta for the Tofu Shirataki noodles and it was the best choice ever! Tofu Shirataki noodles are yam noodles with tofu and they have this chewy texture to them. It's so fun to eat And evidently, also healthier: 40 calories per dish, no sugar, no cholesterol, and gluten-free.
The curry is the same curry used for the Deluxe Pork Curry but a whole pot of it. Came with a mix of baby carrots, corn, long beans and a HUGE plate of rice! Dishes are actually pretty expensive here, range from about $8-$20. So for the cheap people out there, this dish is for you. You could probably three people!
The Teppan Neapolitan was served on a sizzling plate but it wasn't actually sizzling. The sauce is a mix of tomato sauce and ketchup so it was sweet and tangy. There were wieners and vegetables cooked with it. The wieners were salty but the noodles themselves were a bit bland.
But the saddest part was the egg. So you can choose how you egg is cooked: raw, soft boiled, or hard boiled. In the menu, the picture for soft boiled and had this delicious-looking yolk flowing out so we chose soft boiled egg. But when I was cutting open the egg, I was hoping for a food porn shot with all this gold yolk running down the noodles but nope, almost cooked all the way. Sigh...
Ohhh Tofu Cheesecake, doesn't that sound interesting? I just had to to try what tofu and cream chesse tasted like together!
The cheesecake did taste like cheesecake but had a nice light fluffy texture to it with a hint of tofu. The crust was thick and sweet like a cookie which paired well with the cream cheese. Mmmm...
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Cupertino, CA 95014