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6A Shenton Way
#03-26 Downtown Gallery
Singapore 068815

Saturday:
11:00am - 09:00pm

Sunday:
Closed

Monday:
11:00am - 09:00pm

Tuesday:
11:00am - 09:00pm

Wednesday:
11:00am - 09:00pm

Thursday:
11:00am - 09:00pm

Friday:
11:00am - 09:00pm

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~$20/pax

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Delicious Sapporo-Style Soup Curry from Japan

SAMA Curry & Cafe, your dish is highly customisable. First, choose the ingredients in your curry. Next, choose the level of spiciness. Finally, choose your soup base.

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Marathon Chicken [$15].

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Juicy tender chicken leg with assorted vegetables with the choice of cooking over 4 curry base; tomato, coconut, Japanese & shrimp.
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For the more adventurous, feel free to go for spice level greater than 20. 😎

I've never eaten anything quite like this!

😲 It's a mistake if you expect the typical Japanese curry, because this is meant to be drank like soup! In fact, I would say to imagine a soup with lots of spices 🤣 Firstly, choose the main ingredients. I like my Oink Oink with tender pork belly and I'll probably try the Cheesy Bear with fried chicken and cheese next. Secondly, choose your spiciness level, I wanted 14, but was told no even numbers?! So it's 13 for me and I'll recommend that you be brave and just go for the crazy bear levels! Lastly, decide on your soup base with options like Japanese, shrimp, coconut or tomato. I love the tangy but not spicy broth! I'll like this with even more broth! There's already veggies like baby corn, green pepper, potato, eggplant, carrot and broccoli etc, but if you chose the Vegetarian Bear toppings you get even more vegetables like cabbage, lotus root and pumpkin 😁

Comfort Food

Had marathon chicken with Japanese Curry (level 5) while one of us had pork with shrimp curry and one tried level 10 with deep fried chicken. All of them are great! The portion for Marathon chicken is generous and the portion is huge for a lady. The pork is so good that melts in your mouth - we agree it is even better than the pork belly don we had at Lunar Cafe. Level 5 spiciness is too mild - we should come and try level 10 at least next time!

For Soupy Japanese Curry in the CBD

Located at OUE Downtown Gallery, SAMA Curry and Cafe is yet another spot for CBD folks to lunch at. Don’t expect your typical Japanese curry here — this joint offers a savoury and soupy spin on the usual sweet and thick style we’re familiar with. Start by picking from an assortment of meat options such as the Moo Moo Hamburg ($16.90) that comes with a hamburger patty, or the Hungry Bear ($18.90), which comes with a whole chicken leg atop a pork or hamburger patty. Each bowl comes customisable in three categories of spiciness (which is adorably named after their bear mascot), from Baby Bear (level 0-5), Adult Bear (level 6-15) to Crazy Bear (level 16-30). Don't be afraid to opt for the higher spice levels if you're a spice lover. Then, pick from four soup bases — tomato and coconut, which are thicker, or Japanese and shrimp. Each bowl of curry comes with a generous portion of assorted vegetables that, despite being cooked in curry, still remain fresh and crunchy!
Avg Price: $20 per person
Photo by Burppler Mok XC

Hokkaido Soup Curry

Diners can now enjoy both soup and curry dishes in the same bowl at the first Japanese soup curry specialty here in Singapore! Located in the new OUE Downtown skyscraper complex, featured here are the Ocean Trophy (Tomato soup base), Hungry Bear (Wafu), Oink Oink (Coconut), and Cheesy Bear (Coconut).

The spice level is customisable in 3 categories – Baby Bear (Levels 0-5), Adult Bear (8-15), and Crazy Bear (18-30). I went for Level 15 and managed to finish my Ocean Trophy without sipping any of the iced green tea. We were also given 4 flavours of the soup curry to choose from – Coconut, Tomato, Wafu, and Shrimp. Go for the first 2 with stronger flavours which we really enjoyed!

📷: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II, courtesy of Canon Singapore.

Soup Curry ($13.90-$18.90)

Customizable jap curry, where you can choose from your meats (Marathon Chicken has a hilarious caption of "oh those thighs" !!) such as hamburg, seafood, chicken leg, pork and fried chicken with cheese; your spice level (surprisingly spicy for jap curry, though the difference between Adult Bear level and Crazy Bear never isn't very noticeable); and then your soup base choice (tried Tomato and Coconut). Go for the Coconut soup base!

All the bowls come with assorted vegetables which were surprisingly super fresh, that kind of freshness that you get in Japan where you get confused about what shit veggies you've been eating here.

Hokkaido Crab Cream Croquette ($6.50), Hokkaido Imomochi Cheese ($6.50)

Decently deep fried cheesy stuff that's good. Just because it's deep fried and cheesy. Get the crab croquette for more soft cheesiness, and the imomochi (I think something to do with yam) one for more chewiness.

All the way from Hokkaido, @samacurrysg offers soup curry up to 30 level of spices.

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With 4 types of curry base; Japanese, Shrimp, Tomato & Coconut. Go for the latter 2 if you prefer thick and luscious broth like me.
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By the way level 20 was chicken feet imo. 😎

Hokkaido Crab Cream Croquette

Hokkaido Crab Cream Croquette ($6.50)

The Crab Cream Croquette @samacurrysg is a must-order! Crispy and fried till golden brown on the outside while witnessing an oozing creamy centre is definitely food porn worthy. Tastes superb too!

Oink Oink

Oink Oink ($15.90)

The Oink Oink @samacurrysg featured delicious and super tender pork belly. We selected the tomato curry base for this and when selecting this option, I think it is best to go easy on the spiciness level otherwise the heat may interfere with the sweetness of the tomato. Loved the pork belly, just wished the portion was a little larger. I think there were only 2 very thickly sliced pieces of the pork in the bowl.

Ocean Trophy

Ocean Trophy ($18.90)
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Had @samacurrysg ‘s Ocean Trophy served with the Shrimp curry soup base. The soup base was not the typical thick japanese curry but more like a spicy shrimp soup stock. I loved it! The bowl was full of umami and shrimp sweetness! The seafood included prawns, squid, scallops and blue mussels, served with the standard assorted vegetables. I would suggest raising the level of spiciness past the level 20 mark as it is easily handled by Singaporean standards. I would probably liken this to a more refined version of our local prawn mee soup!

Ocean Trophy

Ocean Trophy ($18.90)

Had @samacurrysg ‘s Ocean Trophy served with the Shrimp curry soup base. The soup base was not the typical thick japanese curry but more like a spicy shrimp soup stock. I loved it! The bowl was full of umami and shrimp sweetness! The seafood included prawns, squid, scallops and blue mussels, served with the standard assorted vegetables. I would suggest raising the level of spiciness past the level 20 mark as it is easily handled in Singaporean standards. I would probably liken this to a more refined version of our local prawn mee soup!

Hungry Bear

Hungry Bear ($18.90)

When one is as hungry as a 🐻, have a go at this bowl of curry chicken from newly opened @samacurrysg . I opted for the hungry bear option for that extra half slab of hamburger patty though it may be a wiser option to go for the pork instead as the hamburger steak was a rather thin patty. Fully customizable, I chose coconut curry for the base and a level 15 spice level which was rather mild by my standards. Go higher if you are a lover of spicy food!

The curry was quite rich and thick probably from the coconut but tastes quite different from local curries. The whole chicken leg 🍗was generous and the meat fell off the bone easily while retaining its tenderness. My bowl of curry was empty by the end of the meal so that says a lot about the gravy!

Japanese Soup Curry

This soup curry from Hokkaido is unlike the usual Japanese style curry with a tinge of sweetness. Instead, it leans towards the Asian style with heaps of spices added to create a savoury curry. Select your choice of ingredients, spicy level and soup base to create your very own soup curry! I had the Cheesy Bear ($16.9 — fried chicken cutlet, roasted cabbage, cheese, assorted vegetables), Crazy Bear Spicy Level 18 (up to level 30) with a Coconut Base.

The level 18 was no sweat at all for a spice lover, but probably muted down by the cheese. I enjoyed the flavorful curry with the spicy kick that comes after. It will be well liked by Singaporeans who love having lots of gravy with their plain rice!

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