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Monday, November 22, 2010

Despite the Cold, JapaCurry Gets Warm Reception in Debut

Posted By on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 1:03 PM

click to enlarge Pork katsu curry, served up on JapaCurry's fold-down counter. - LUIS CHONG
  • Luis Chong
  • Pork katsu curry, served up on JapaCurry's fold-down counter.

Newcomer JapaCurry received a wet welcome Friday night at OTG Fort Mason Center's 2010 farewell. Still, dozens of people endured heavy rains to get a first taste.

The inaugural menu included four curry dishes (pork katsu, chicken katsu, Kurobota sausage, and vegetable croquette, $6-$7 each) plus soft drinks ($1-$2). Service was amazingly fast: A few minutes after we ordered, our piping-hot container of pork katsu curry was ready to go at the pickup window, faster than waiting for the Crème Brulée Man at a nearby tent. We loved the impromptu dining table, a fold-down counter on the side of the truck. It allowed refuge from the rain so we could quickly devour our plate.

click to enlarge The curry truck makes its next appearance in the South Bay. - LUIS CHONG
  • Luis Chong
  • The curry truck makes its next appearance in the South Bay.

Though this blogger has a predilection for Muracci's, every element of JapaCurry's version was well prepared. The panko-fried pork katsu was perfection, together with the sticky steamed rice and traditional fukujinzuke (red pickled veggies), with a curry sauce accented by shredded beef ― a winning combination that hit the spot in the freezing cold and wet.

JapaCurry's next stop: Santa Clara on Nov. 23-24.

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