Saturday, November 15, 2014

Tiger Curry - Customizing your Curry

  Tiger Curry is apparently a new adventure by Satoru san,  who also helms the kitchen of the famous Japanese restaurant Sushi Kuu.   The base curry sauce here ranges over 12 spices and also uses some unique fruits to lend it that base sweetness for balance.  Here’s coming over to finally trying it out after a few months of opening,  as I got attracted in by the fluffy omelette.



Back Communal Table -
Was told to come to the outside courtyard,
which I didn’t know existed.  
Having a draught Suntory beer here..


Spices used for making the Curry -
There’s 12 shown here but apparently there are more used,  and some tropical fruits and vegetables.

Grilled Edamame -
With a hint of curry spice on top.  Interesting combo.   ~ 8/10

Chicken and Onsen Egg Caesar Salad with Curried Dressing -
This was way bigger than I thought.   You can’t see much of what’s underneath but it was done well,  again with a curry twist.   I can come back just to eat this for lunch.  ~ 7.5/10

Deep Fried Cheese Mochi -
For me a lot in Hong Kong don’t have enough cheesy flavour.  The one here was pretty decent in this aspect.    My favourites in town are Sake Bar Gin (Central) and now the recently name-changed Shizuku (Causeway Bay).  ~ 7/10



Fried Vegetable Chips -
This is highly recommended.  It comes with a variety of Lotus Root renkon chips,  Goubou burdock fries which were excellent crispy,  some Goya bitter melon and also some Potatoes,  etc.   Actually this was one of my most memorable dishes here as I loved the crispiness and combination,  goes so well with beers.   ~ 9/10

Bone in Sausages -
This is fun,  but as a foodie I don’t really have any comments..  It is a bit artificial to me personally.  I don’t mind bringing some to a casual BBQ though.



Curry Sauce with Kurobuta Tonkatsu Pork,  Fried Prawns,  Scrambled Eggs -
This is a 4 Step process.  You pick the sauce,  then spiciness,  the main ingredients,  then additional toppings.  It comes with the Fukujinzuke sweet pickles by default,  which cuts back on the spiciness.  The base Curry sauce was surprisingly quite spicy already at 2 times Spice Level,  with a sophisticated spices base and a tropical fruit taste.   The scrambled eggs were also done fluffy great although the lighting was so dark here it’s hard to tell from the photo.   The prawns were fried well,  I personally think the Pork Tonkatsu can be more tender moist,  hope it was a once off.  ~ 7/10



Shaved Ice with Green Tea sauce,  Lychee Bursts,  Frozen Mango, 
Nata de Coco and Orange – $58
The Kakigori was surprisingly shaved like snow flakes more like Taiwanese style than the more icy Japanese version.   It’s nice to have one of these as the spices in the above curry slowly began to invade your tongue and it became hotter than usual.     I think Tiger Curry has a good base sauce and a good Concept behind it.   Izumi Curry is definitely another competitor,  and I still haven’t tried Cats Eye yet which seems to offer similar options.   The only Winner in the end can only be the customers,  who get to choose !




Price:   $78 to $250 Per Person
Food:   ♕♕♕ 1/2 to ♕♕♕♕ 1/2

Ease of Access:  4/5
Address:  銅鑼灣邊寧頓街14號地下
14 Pennington Street,  Causeway Bay,  Hong Kong
Ph:  25111051

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