I'm quite torn as to how to write this blog post. This one day, I was walking around in Ikspiari and I saw a poster outside this restaurant, Nihombashi Sembikiya. The poster showed Mango Curry. I love mango and I love curry, so naturally I got super excited, walked in, got a seat and realized that this restaurant specializes in fruit. I don't want no fruits! I just want my Mango Curry! So, before we begin, I would like to apologize to all you Ratketeers. This restaurant has much more to offer than Mango Curry, but I'm only reviewing this specific dish because it is the only dish that I've ever tried in this dining establishment. Why did I not try the fruits? Well, you will understand as you read on.
Even though, I am only going to review Mango Curry as a dish by itself, I would like to post the menu for all of you to see. Why am I being such a beautiful soul? Well, I have two reasons.
One of the reasons is the fact that I truly love all you Ratketeers and I would like to share as much as I can about Tokyo Disney with all of you. I want you to get as much information as possible, so that your trip will be magical. Damn, I am a super nice rat. Sometimes, I amaze myself with my niceness. If I were you right now, I would be crying with overwhelming appreciation.
The other reason is this. The reason as to why I didn't try the fruits, at a restaurant that specializes in fruits can be found in this menu. Can you make a guess as to what that reason is?
A Mixed Fruits Juice for 1,188 yen?! A Musk Melon Parfait for 2,592 yen?! What's in those fruits?! Wow! For that price, those fruits better be orgasmic. Being a cheap rat, I did not opt to get any of the fruits dessert or the fruits juice. I guess we will never know if those fruits could have made your Honorable one cum in his pants. If any of you Ratketeers try the fruits out, please let me know about your experience. For the price of a Mixed Fruits Juice, I could get two bowls of udon from Ikspiari Kitchen! That's crazy! But, enough with this rambling about overpriced fruit. Without further ado, let me introduce you to Mango Curry at Nihombashi Sembikiya.
I ordered the Mango Curry with rice, topped with Tandoori Chicken. I love curry and I love Tandoori chicken. Growing up in a part Indian household, curry was served almost everyday. When I was living in Thailand, I would indulge myself in Thai curry at least 3 times a week. Now that I live in Japan, I would ever so often head to Coco Ichibanya to fill my tummy with delicious Japanese curry. Ratketeers, I know my curry. In fact, I love curry so much that it was one of the first dishes that I learned to cook. I cook my curry from scratch. I'm a curry "otaku" and my final say should be law when it comes to curry!
Back to the review and enough with me blowing my own trumpet. Mango Curry. Just the sound of that is amazing. This could potentially become the king of curries. So, what does the Honorable Prophet of Curry Rat think about this potentially divine dish?
I'm gonna keep this short because I'm actually really sad. I had high expectations for this one. The Mango Curry served up at Nihombashi Sembikiya was a let down. The curry was okay. There was nothing special about it. There was no oomph to the curry. The mango sauce did provide a kick to the dish, but it wasn't enough to tickle my taste buds. The chicken was a major disappointment. It tasted more like roasted chicken than Tandoori chicken. 1,404 yen is an insane price to be paying for subpar curry. I will not be paying a visit to Nihombashi Sembikiya anytime soon. I might head over to try the fruits out one day, if I ever win the lottery, but if the fruits are anything like the Mango Curry served up, this dining establishment is a major rip-off.
Honorable Rating: Only in "Shouganai" Situations (2/5)