To be very honest, both M and I have never had Japanese curry like the ones served at Sama Curry and Cafe, and did not know what to really expect from the meal.
As we were seated down, we noticed one of the stark differences that Sama Curry presented from other curry shops.
The meals here are mostly customisable, and customers have full control of what they want.
First, choose your preferred type of meat from options like chicken, beef, pork, and seafood. If you are vegetarian, they have a special set catered for you too!
Next comes the most crucial part: the spice level. Sama curries are classified into 3 levels the baby bear, adult bear, and crazy bear levels. Sama allows you to customise it a step further by choosing individual spice levels based on the chosen levels! For instance, baby bear (the least spicy) ranges from spice levels 0 to 5, while adult bear ranges from 6-15, and crazy bear from 16-30.
Once the spice level is chosen, you get to select a soup base, with options from tomato, coconut, shrimp, and Japanese.
Lastly, you can choose to add additional toppings to enhance your Sama experience.
We went with the Pork “Oink Oink” curry at spice level 8, with Japanese soup base and Special Soup Curry Ramen at spice level 18, with Japanese soup base.
2. Fresh Ingredients
As we took our first spoonfuls of our meal, our eyes lit up. It was that kind of feeling that you have when you realise once you go Sama curry, you can never really go back to regular curry. The soup broth was robust in flavour with a kaleidoscope of flavours dancing in your mouth, yet with seemingly no je lat-ness at all.
This full bodied soup was accompanied with soft, tender pieces of char shu with good fat to meat ratio. I really loved the ramen, which had a nice chewy snap to it. The rice that M had was imported from Hokkaido, and was soft and fluffy.
Balancing the taste of the soup was the vegetables, which gave the soup greater depth and complexity in terms of taste.
3. Filling and Wholesome
The generous amount of fresh vegetables thrown in to the soup broth gave the meal and wholesome, healthy feel. The fibre helped to make the meal a filling one, so there is not as much carbohydrates that one needs to consume to feel full. The perfect for weight-watchers! This wholesome meal warmed us right up, and got us feeling full and extremely satisfied.
Needless to say, we really enjoyed our meal at Sama Curry and Cafe, and would definitely be back to try out more of what they have to offer!
*The Mbassadors paid for their own meal (ouch!) unless otherwise stated.
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