Hot curry udon – Muracci’s Japanese Curry & Grill

Hot curry udon - Muracci's Japanese Curry & Grill
Sliced angus beef, onion, green onion, udon, Muracci’s curry soup. $11.95
Muracci’s Japanese Curry & Grill, San Francisco CA

This was on the heavy side, but it was pretty tasty. I wish there was more udon noodles in there though, but I was glad that there was a good amount of sliced beef. Yum!

Beef curry – Muracci’s Japanese Curry & Grill

Beef curry - Muracci's Japanese Curry & Grill
With brown rice and hot curry. $10.45
Muracci’s Japanese Curry & Grill, San Francisco CA

The price has gone up a dollar since I was last purchased this dish. That’s not insignificant for lunch prices in the FiDi. The food is still pretty good, and I crave Japanese curry every once in a while I will say that the cuts of beef that I got this time around were sinewy and kinda tough.

Beef panang curry – Chada Thai Cuisine

Beef panang curry - Chada Thai Cuisine
Sweet red curry with bell pepper, basil leaves and coconut milk. $8.95
Chada Thai Cuisine, Palm Springs CA

Meh, this panang curry was more yellow than I’m used to. They also added zucchini which wasn’t indicated on the menu description. It was also one of the most watery panang curries I’ve had. Another failure in my book…

Kang ka noon – Lotus of Siam

Kang ka noon - Lotus of Siam
Spicy young jack fruit curry. Northern-style curry base, fresh and dried spices, and chicken. $10.95
Lotus of Siam, Las Vegas NV

This curry was different from others I’ve tried. The young jack fruit had an interesting texture and flavor (I guess I’m used to sweetened jack fruit in syrup). It was pretty refreshing though, but I wish that had delivered the spiciness that the menu description promised.

Side of rice - Lotus of Siam
Side of rice.

Curry tonkatsu – Wasabi Bistro

Curry tonkatsu - Wasabi Bistro
Fried pork cutlet with curry, vegetables and rice. With additional tempura side. $12
Wasabi Bistro, San Francisco CA

Japanese curries can be really rich and heavy, but this dish was nice and balanced. I liked the addition of the vegetables to help neutralize the richness of the curry sauce and fried pork. And you can’t say no to pickled daikons!

Tempura - Wasabi Bistro
Fried shrimp and assorted vegetables.

Sutro Tower
Sutro Tower as the fog rolls in, Castro.