This Shop in Osaka Gives You A Taste of Sri-Lankan Style Curry
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7-3 Naniwacho, Kita District, Osaka
Open from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. for Sundays and Mondays.
How to get there: It’s a 5-minute walk from Subway Nakazakicho Station
A famous curry shop in Tenmabashi, Osaka called ssam_ya used to only be temporarily open for lunch once a week. But with the opening of its brick and mortar shop, it extended its service hours.
The shop is known for serving three types of Sri-Lankan-style curry. Although 17 kinds of spices are used for the curry dishes, the spiciness remains mild. You can also adjust the spiciness by mixing the curry with original spices, cayenne pepper powder, and veggie paste.
The Special Plate (¥1,500) is a combination of three types of daily curries. If you choose to enjoy it with Basmati rice, an additional ¥100 is needed. It is a colorful plate with a unique smell of fenugreek.
The Special Plate comes with side dishes and a salad.
Spiciness Level: 3/5
Spices: 17 spices including cumin, coriander, paprika powder, cardamom, and garam masala
Rice: Domestic rice or Basmati rice (+ ¥100)
Topping: changes daily, spice chicken ham (¥100)
Aside from this, other daily menu items are available at the store as well. Among these are the homemade pickles and rolled egg with Hanpen (boiled flat fish cakes).
The Chicken Ham (¥600) is a popular topping consisting of moist and spicy chicken.
Ahijo (¥600) has fine, ethnic oil pickled ingredients such as shrimp and zucchini.
The Spice Edamame (¥400) is a new kind of appetizer to try.
The Daily Mini Curry (¥700) lets you choose from three kinds of daily curry and serves it depending on the amount you like.
"We are constantly searching for new ways of crafting our curry dishes, even going as far as using fruits. We also specialize in the classic chicken curry and keema curry,” says the store owner Takahiro Yasuhara.
In the small shop, high-quality miscellaneous goods, selected by the shop owner, are lined up.
Some customers come to the store to see its decoration.
A hideaway shop nestled on a path off the shopping street
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kansai Walker™ (18 July 2019)