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JapaCurry

josquared Jan 6, 2011 10:49 AM

Was walking by and there seems to be a new food truck making its debut - would've stopped by to sample their goodies, but already had lunch in hand.

Based on the website & the person at the truck to whom I shot a quick question, they'll be at New Montgomery & Mission (in front of Ayola) on Wednesdays & Thursdays. Not sure if the Brisbane and Santa Clara locations that are listed on their calendar are permanent ones.

Anyone try it yet?

http://www.japacurry.com/

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    margieco RE: josquared Jan 6, 2011 06:26 PM

    they haven't been to brisbane yet (that i recall) but if they are there tomorrow I'll check it out.

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      margieco RE: margieco Jan 7, 2011 11:36 AM

      As promised, we checked out JapaCurry for lunch today. Awesome for a new lunch truck.

      A bunch of us went so we sampled both the pork katsu and the pork sausage curry. They were out of (didn't have) veggie curry (they did have a veggie croquette curry).

      Service was fast. Each dish came with the main ingredient (sausage, katsu) on a bed of rice with a side of pickles (well, mostly. mine was missing pickles). Curry was a choice of regular or spicy and came separately.
      The curry was rich and flavorful. You could choose whether to dip into the curry or pour it over the rice (I poured; others dipped). Prices ranged from pre-made bento boxes for $5 to sausage curry for $8. the sausage itself was 3 pieces of flavorful/ high quality pork sausage.

      thanks for pointing out this place; was psyched to try it and was definitely not disappointed. Hope they keep brisbane on their regular route.

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        josquared RE: margieco Jan 7, 2011 11:44 AM

        Oh, cool! I'll have to make it out there next week to give it try - thanks for reporting back

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      shanghaikid RE: josquared Jan 19, 2011 09:49 PM

      Japacurry was recently at off the gird-civic center and i had the pleasure of trying them.

      menu:
      -katsu curry, chicken or pork (mild or spicy)8
      -pork.sausage (7.50)
      -vegetable curry (7.50)
      -vegetable croquettes

      ordered the chicken katsu, spicy. white breast meat was lightly breaded and fried just right. meat not dry but juicy. the sauce was in a different container. pretty spicy stuff. would rate curry katsu slightly lower than muracci's but rate them high cuz of accessibility.

      service very efficient, food came out within 5 minutes after ordering. definite repeat.

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        monkutaro RE: shanghaikid Jan 21, 2011 10:25 AM

        http://blogs.sfweekly.com/foodie/2011...

        Looks like there's no love for the japanese curry truck from harvest and rowe.

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          josquared RE: monkutaro Jan 21, 2011 11:48 AM

          I don't get it - if I want Japanese curry (which I did for he first time yesterday; I found the chicken katsu with spicy curry sauce quite tasty, as shanghaikid earlier posted), I appreciate that JapaCurry is now in the nabe, since there's really nothing similar to it nearby.

          If I want something else, guess what, I'm not going to JapaCurry.

          And frankly, Harvest & Rowe had a lot more to worry about when places like Sellers Markets and Mixt Greens opened up within earshot of them.

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