I have a friend who scoffs at my lifelong love of Japanese curry, backing up his distaste by comparing the brown, goopy sauce to the post-digested remains of a meal gone wrong. While his words initially made me weep, I later thought, "Hey, that's your loss; you're missing out on one of the tastiest foods in the world." Thick, creamy, spicy, and sweet, it's heavenly on rice—and perhaps with a side of tonkatsu.
The people behind Americurry (aka my new favorite blog) know what I'm talking about. Wired blog editor Chris Kohler and videogame designer Karen Chu started the curry review blog to spread the word of this mindbogglingly delicious, but unfortunately not widely known dish (compare to more popular Japanese dishes like sushi and tempura, at least), while searching for the best curry in America. They rate curry joints on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, with Go Go Curry in New York City being the only 5-star winner so far. Chris describes it as "Japanese curry as it is meant to be" in an "authentic atmosphere." I too am a fan of Go Go Curry; it's pretty much my only reason to ever enter those few unsightly blocks just south of Times Square.
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