Wednesday, 11 May 2011

JapaCurry - San Francisco Japanese katsu curry, one of the best katsu curry


Address: various locations

Ratings (out of 5 *)
Price: Below $10pp
Service charge: N/A
Taste: ****
Service: N/A
Ambience: N/A (takeaway)
This is a series of reviews done up for my trip to San Francisco. I figure that since I have to eat, I might as well write about it. Enjoy!

I am surprised to find that one of my favourite eats in San Francisco actually comes in the form of a truck. We first stumbled upon Japa Curry when it was stationed along near Mission St and New Montgomery St. We promptly joined the queue and got ourselves a pork katsu curry each.

At $8.90 (no other taxes), Japa Curry's pork katsu curry was a sizable portion - perfect for big eaters, not mention that it would almost certainly induce drowsiness in the afternoon. The pork katsu was thicker (thus juicier) than what I have encountered in London as well. Curry has a good consistency, non of that powdery remnants of the lesser curry houses.

Imagine my elation when I spotted the Japa Curry truck again on Howard St and Fremont St again a couple of days later. I went for the 'omoru' (or large) version - more rice for an extra 75 cents. Well, it does bento boxes as well but let's face it, curry katsu trumps sushi bento boxes anytime.

Japa Curry does a different location each weekday. Check out for the schedule. Yes, it does lunch only, sorry. 

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