Japan is one of my dream destinations that hopefully, I get to visit soon. While I’m not a hard core fan of all things kawaii, (okay, maybe I’m just in denial) I am such a sucker for Japanese cuisine. So I was thrilled to know there’s another Japanese restaurant in town that focuses on special curry dishes- meet Eri Curry.
Originating from India, Japanese curry was introduced by the British who discovered it from Indians in the 19th century. The Japanese reinvented the curry sauce to suit their taste, having a milder flavour and a thicker sauce. Today, it is one of the most commonly served dish in every Japanese household and it might be as well be considered as one of the country’s national dishes. Eri Curry took everything that is Japanese and gave it a twist that will suit the Filipino’s taste.
A few SoMoms & I got to try their signature dishes as we visited the restaurant a few weeks back. Eri Curry also had our kids sample their kiddie menu which they plan on launching soon.
Mango & Mango Banana shake for lil’ Ms. GJG & I. Both are at Php 95 each.
Lil’ Ms. GJG got to sample the Karaage Dish. It got an approval from my lil’ darling daughter. She loved the crunchy chicken and the flavourful sweet sauce. She finished her meal immediately (although I had to eat her side salad) yet still craved for fried shrimp.
Here’s another kiddie meal sample set- Burger Dish topped with a quail egg.
The fun thing about dining at Eri Curry is that you can modify or create your curry dish according to your preference.
First, choose your curry plate. You have about a dozen of curry plates to choose from, starting from the most affordable Eggplant Curry at Php 155.
Second, choose your rice quantity. You can choose among the three serving size of rice (small 200 grams less Php 30, regular 300 grams, and large 400 grams additional Php 30).
Third, choose the right level of spiciness- just right, spicy or fiery.
Lastly, add your favorite topping.
Katsu Php 130
Fried Fish Php 110
Fried Squid Php 110
Burger Php 130
Thin Sliced Beef Php 125
Thin Sliced Pork Php 110
Beef Chunk Php 125
Karaage Php 110
Stewed Shrimp Php 120
Fried Shrimp Php 115
Asparagus & Tomato Php 80
Quali Egg Php 65
Mushroom Php 90
Sausage Php 115
Spinach, Bacon & Corn Php 80
Vegetables Php 80
Egplant Php 70
Small Php 30
Regular Php 45
Large Php 60
Additional sauce Php 60
Katsu Omelette Curry
This is what I ordered. Fried Shrimp Curry at Php 350 with regular rice & spicy as the amount of spiciness. I had added quail egg at Php 65 and spinach, bacon and corn at Php 80. My meal is at Php 495. I asked to separate the fried shrimp since lil’ Ms. GJG called dibs on it. Don’t underestimate the dish as it is filling, it’s good to share.
I was impressed at how flavourful the curry sauce is. I learned that Eri Curry makes their curry daily and they use different kinds of spices. Four of which includes turmeric, coriander, cumin and cinnamon.
For most of us who like to gobble up a delicious meal, we are getting way too much ahead of ourselves and the delectable food. Just like any delicate creation, eating is an art. Thus there is a proper way to savour and enjoy an Eri Curry dish.
Choose between Eshi Mono (pickled radish) or Curry Powder to further enhance the curry flavor. In my case, I added both.
4 easy peasy steps to enjoy your Eri Curry meal. I gotta remember this next time I dine.
I never thought curry could be a comforting food until I’ve tried Eri Curry. If you’re not a fan of flavourful and spicy food, fret not. The curry sauce is balanced evenly all thanks to the creamy mozzarella cheese that eases the strong flavor of the curry. The warm inclination the hearty meal gives, as well as the customization you can do with each dish are both good reasons why one must try dining at Eri Curry. I’m definitely coming back to try the other dishes.
3F Mega Atrium, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
Open daily from 10 am to 10 pm
Telephone: (02) 531-5033 Mobile: 0927-5546194