I’m not crazy about seafood. I don’t eat cheese or milk-based foods. And I don’t like most beans. But I love a great meal!!! Since living here in Sendai I’ve come across a number of restaurants, bakeries, and assorted other eateries that are perfect for me and my pickiness.
My aim with this blog is twofold:
1) to help others like me (and normal people, too) find satisfying meals,
2) for others to help me by suggesting new places that I might like.
If you haven't read about Curry Shop Sakura before, please read my previous post: Curry Shop Sakura.
Another first-rate chicken curry lunch! Tasted just as great (and spicy) as the last time. But last time I forgot to mention that the chicken is a chicken leg, bone included. But the meat is so soft that it easily slips off the bone. Again, I went with the regular-sized spicy curry (600円); not so spicy that it's uncomfortable to eat, but enough to cause sweat beads to start appearing on your head.
My wife went with the regular-sized sweet flavor vegetable curry (500円). I tasted it and, though very tasty in its own right, is quite different from the spicy flavor.
We ordered two sets of the cake/drink set (500円/each), one with banana pound cake and the other with spicy chiffon cake and decided to split the cakes so that we could try both of them equally. The banana pound cake arrived first and the serving size was quite generous! To be honest, we should have just ordered this and split it. And like before, it was scrumptious!
Then came the even bigger piece of spicy chiffon cake. Between the two cakes, I couldn't finish my portion (much to the delight of my wife who obliged). I couldn't identify the actual spice in the chiffon cake but I think it was either ginger or nutmeg, or perhaps a combination of the two. It tasted okay, but it wasn't in the same league as the banana pound cake.
When paying, I used a 500 円 coupon that I had received on my last visit for filling up my stamp card. And because it's the New Year season they had a special drawing. We walked away with a bag of cleanser (which they make) and two decorative coasters, which were made from recycled milk cartons.
Again, I'd like to remind you that this a very special restaurant in that it employs mentally challenged individuals and allows them to support themselves and achieve a sense of self-worth and accomplishment.