Japanese Curry Rice on a whopping 34cm diameter plate, piled with ingredients of Pork Katsu, Fried Fish, Pork Shabu-Shabu, Tempura Shrimp AND Cheese.
They did not call this restaurant “Monster Curry” for nothing.
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Monster Curry is a Japanese chain of restaurants that specializes in monster-sized curries at value-for-money pricing. Its signature Pork Katsu Curry for example, is priced at $13 for that size.
Be ready with your appetite when you visit any of its 13 outlets all over Singapore, with its newest opened at Velocity @ Novena.
Known as the only Japanese restaurant in Singapore that serves a “demi-glace” curry sauce, the Monster Curry trademark slow-cooked sauce is rich, flavourful, and deep brown, and often paired with golden-fried pork, chicken or seafood.
Complementing this curry sauce is their hot sauce, an in-house concoction of chili padi, garlic, ginger, and celery.
You can set your preferred level of spiciness in all dishes at Monster Curry: normal, extra, very, super and monster hot! (insert fire emoji here)
Founder Raymond Ng keeps the brand fresh (and exciting!) by setting new trends for diners to enjoy Japanese cuisine.
Aside from their signature curries, Monster Curry’s constantly introduces new items in the menu such as pasta, salads, honey toasts, a wide selection of coffee art & frappes and other beverages.
Here are some of the recommendations from Monster Curry:
Roast Beef Curry Rice Set ($13.80, U.P. $22.80), *Inclusive of Iced Lemon Tea
The Great Singapore Sale special, with the Premium Roast Beef Curry Rice Set with Iced Lemon Tea at $13.80++ only.
What you get includes slices of tender roast beef on a bed of fluffy egg and rice, poured with the signature curry sauce on the side.
Now, what makes that curry special?
It is the time and skills that went into preparing it. First it has got 14 different spices and vegetables.
It is cooked close to boiling point for 6 hours at each time on an open fire for a total of 48 hours. This brings out a deep umami flavour.
Then, the sauce rests for another 24 hours. This allows acids to evaporate, resulting in a sauce that is smooth, balanced, and full-bodied.
There is saltiness and bitterness in the finished sauce, which harmoniously blends with the rice, egg and meats.
The Roast Beef Curry Rice Set promotion is only available till 31st July 2018, at all outlets except Monster Curry Junior at 313@somerset.
Monster Combo Curry Rice ($25)
You can also enjoy this meticulously-prepared curry sauce in any of their Curry Combos – talked-about for the humongous plates (of up to 34cm in diameter!) carrying a generous range of ingredients.
Recommended is the Monster Combo Curry ($25.00), large enough for 2 or perhaps even 3 diners. Or 1 very hungry person.
Half of your plate is slathered with THE curry sauce, and you get generous portions of pork katsu, fried fish, pork shabu-shabu, tempura, and cheese.
The cheese is further torched so that it melts over the slab of golden deep-fried pork.
Of all the components within, I enjoyed the fried fish most for its crispy light batter and juicy flesh within.
The Best of Both Worlds ($14)
The Best of Both Worlds ($14.00) combines Jumbo Ebi Prawns and Pork Sausages on a bed of fluffy omelet, topped with Curry and Tomato Sauce, finished off with a sprinkling of grated mozzarella.
The Tomato Sauce added the element of sweet tanginess into the mix, which made it quite refreshing.
Pork Shabu-Shabu Curry ($14)
If you prefer something lighter and not-deep-fried, recommended is the Pork Shabu-Shabu Curry which is topped with thinly sliced pork belly (usually meant for shabu shabu or sukiyaki) on runny omelette and rice.
Pork Katsu Curry Ramen ($16.80) Available at Suntec City, Jurong Point, Parkway Parade, Downtown Gallery, Bugis Junction and Tampines One outlets
The ramen comes loaded with egg, bamboo shoots, sweet corn, and fungus. The pork katsu is placed in a separate plate such that it stays crisp and will not turn soggy due to the curry.
Perfect for colder days and evenings.
Seafood Fantasy Pasta ($10.80)
I would not have expected pasta dishes in a Japanese curry shop, but now you know.
Available offerings include Pasta Feast ($10.80) cooked Aglio Olio style; Tomato Indulgence ($8.80) with chicken, mushroom, and broccoli cooked in tomato sauce; Japanese Carbonara ($8.80), Gastro Squid Ink Pasta ($10.80) and Prawny Shrooms ($10.80).
The recommended Seafood Fantasy ($10.80) was similar to a Marinara pasta, a value-for-money plate with addition of fresh seafood such as prawns, scallops and crabstick cooked in a tomato cream sauce with al dente spaghetti.
Monster Premium Steak Curry Rice (Available from 3rd December $18.80++, $16.80++ without omelette)
A premium mouth-watering meltique steak with good marbling, topped with garlic chips and sauce which complements with the signature curry; consistent tenderness in each bite which leaves you back for more.
Accompanying this special Curry dish are 2 choices of Christmas drinks – Fizzy Elf and Rudolph Berries which are available from 3-31 Dec only.
Mixed Berry Honey Toast ($10.80) Available at all Monster Curry outlets (except ION Orchard) from 2pm – 6pm
Shibuya-style Honey Toast in flavours of mixed Berries, Tangy Mango, Caramel with Marshmallows, and Chocolate Banana, topped with a scoop of Häagen-Dazs ice cream.
This Japanese dessert treat consists of cubes of buttery crisp French Toast bread, sweet fruits (blueberry and strawberries in this case), whipped cream, strawberry sauce beneath the premium ice cream.
Sweet dreams are made of this.
The branch at OUE Downtown Gallery on Shenton Way is one of its newest, housed on Level 1 between Venue by Sebastian and Express by Chatterbox.
It sports a signage “Monster Curry & Café” above a row of wine bottles, quite different from the other Monster Curry stores with its screaming red-and-yellow logo with a fire-breathing 7-headed monster.
The design is Japanese minimalist with wood and brick elements. The interiors have relaxing hues of natural wood, green, and cream.
You have different seating configuration, from bar stools, booth seats, to long couches.
It also has an exclusive Tapas Specialty menu, available daily after 5pm.
You can find more than 20 kinds of small plates like Soft Shell Crabs, Truffle Fries, Fried Camembert Cheese, Iberico Pork Rib, Pan Fried Gyoza, Grilled Salmon Belly, and Sausage Platter.
Much more than what you expect.
50% OFF Monster Curry Weekday Lunch Time Promotion (Available all outlets except OUE Downtown Gallery)
Get the Chicken Katsu Curry, Pork Katsu Curry, Jumbo Premium Ebi Salad, Big Fish Curry Sets at 50% OFF ($13.80++, U.P. $27.40).
The unbeatable deal includes Soup of the Day, Drink and Single Scoop of Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream.
Valid from Monday to Friday, 11:00am to 5:30pm for dine-in only.
Monster Curry (OUE Downtown Gallery)
Downtown Gallery #01-03, 6A Shenton Way, Singapore 068815
Tel: +65 6221 3933
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Daily (except for Lunar New Year)
Other Monster Curry outlets:
ION Orchard: 2 Orchard Turn #B4-52, Singapore 238801
Tel: +65 6509 4555
100AM: 100 Tras Street #02-17/18/19 100AM Singapore 079027
Tel: +65 64420 3988
NEX Serangoon: 23 Serangoon Central #B1-08, Singapore 556083
Tel: +65 6634 2168
VivoCity: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #02-126/127/129, Singapore 098585
Tel: +65 6221 3308
Jurong Point 2: 63 Jurong West Central 3, Jurong Point 2 #03-57, Singapore 648331
Tel: +65 6316 6319
Tampines 1: 10 Tampines Central 1, #02-09/10, Singapore 529526
Tel: +65 6509 9968
Suntec City: 3 Temasek Boulevard #02-377/378, Singapore 038983
Tel: +65 6358 2377
JEM: 50 Jurong Gateway Road, #02-06, Singapore 608549
Tel: +65 6734 2123
Bugis Junction: 200 Victoria Street #B1-04, Singapore 188021
Tel: +65 6266 1708
Northpoint City: 1 Northpoint Drive #B1-102, Singapore 768019
Tel: +65 6778 1102
Velocity@Novena Square 238 Thomson Road, #02-78/79, Singapore 307683
Tel: +65 6250 8235
Waterway Point 83 Punggol Central #02-25 Waterway Point Singapore 828761
Tel: +65 6245 8879
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Monster Curry.