Mr. Japanese Curry: Beef Curry
Ever since we visited Japan and had the most amazing Japanese curry at CoCo Ichibanyan, I’ve been dying to find a really good Japanese curry place in Vancouver.
Recently, Mr. Japanese Curry opened up in the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver so I had high hopes. The first thing that I noticed when I walked by this shop was the immediate aroma of curry wafting in the air – a good sign.
This little shop does have a couple of seats inside but it’s probably a better idea to grab your food to go if you’re dining with a big party. Like the curry shops in Japan, the menu is pretty straight forward with options to customize things like the amount of rice that you want, the spice level, and add-ons.
I opted for the Beef Curry ($11.99 with $0.10 for L2 spice) and added a Pumpkin Croquette ($1.79). The spice level isn’t too spicy so you don’t have to worry much unless you opt for something really spicy. I was kinda hoping for something similar to the hashed beef curry I had at CoCo Ichibanyan but instead, this was just straight-up cubed beef in curry sauce. Still, it wasn’t bad. The beef was a bit fatty but tender (guessing it was brisket?) and the pumpkin croquette was fried up nicely with a crisp exterior encasing the soft and fluffy pumpkin on the inside.
The curry sauce itself was a deep brown colour and was perfect to pair with the plain white rice. Overall, it’s pretty good but I would love to see some more options like hashed beef curry, beef and/or chicken meatballs, and soft-boiled eggs to top everything off.
446 W 8th Ave
Posted on October 14, 2020, in Japanese, Restaurant Review and tagged Beef Curry, Food, Japanese, Japanese Curry, Mount Pleasant, Pumpkin Croquette, restaurant review, Vancouver. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.