Japanese curry rice is something I find so delicious when it is done right. It is so warming and comforting and I feel that it really is one of the earthy foods that you can find originating from Asia. So, during one of our breaks between classes, Roomie, M, Mic, and I headed across town from our school in Gramercy to West Midtown to a small curry shop named Go! Go! CURRY!. At this shop, one can pay homage to both great Japanese Yankees players and great Japanese curry.
There is not that much to choose from on the menu. The joint even seems like a fast food place, since you go to the register, place your order, and take your tray of food back to a table. The choices range from cutlets to sausages. Mic and I opted for the classic Katsu Curry, a breaded pork cutlet placed on top a generous scoop of rice drowning in their homemade curry sauce and a side salad of julienned cabbage. The pork-based curry was so fresh. It was warm, not overly spicy, and had a great smokiness that lingered with you for a few seconds with every bite. The cutlet was perfect crisp and moist, matching perfectly with the soft rice below. To top it off, you then mix in some freshly cut cabbage for a little bit of fresh cool crunch. Simply delicious!
M opted for a chicken cutlet instead of a pork cutlet. He said that it was pretty good, too, but also said that the cutlet was a little dry. That's why I usually opt out of chicken choices at restaurants!
Roomie, being the recreational competitive eater, accepted the challenging Grand Slam curry, which came with everything on top of 5 pounds of rice. It came with the works: pork cutlet, chicken cutlet, shrimp, sausage, and two hard-boiled eggs. This plate was epic. It truly was an uphill battle for Roomie, who unfortunately saved the cutlets for last. He was praising the curry at the beginning, but was in pain in the end. He said that the grease of the cutlets made it hard to finish in the end, but he somehow did it. I will just say, however, that afterwards, it was not pretty.
Here is a picture of a very pasty Roomie. My Roomie is a star from the iPod commercials! Actually, he's whited out because I know I would've been yelled at for putting a picture up of him. But look at that dish. It's epically huge!
Overall, it was a great place and the food was awesome. They give out coupons often and have lots of different specials on different days. Definitely worth it to check out if you're in the area!
Opinion: Highly Recommended