Wednesday, September 10, 2008

More Comfort Food - Curry House

Sawtelle is a popular destination and was my hang out place when I was at UCLA. I used to go eat at Curry House a lot (still do, somewhat) so I thought I should finally make a post about it. Good, cheap (relatively) comfort food that I crave when I'm feeling a bit under the weather.

They have (unfortunately) getting more and more crowded and during a weekday dinner there can be a 15-20 minute wait :( And they used to be my "fast" food go-to place too.

Besides curry, Curry House also serves spaghetti, gratin, and 'hamburger' (Japanese style - grilled ground meat) on a sizzling hot plate. My favorite item there though, is their curry pan! When fresh, the crispiness of the bread is amazing!

Some of the dishes come with soup and you can choose either miso soup or their corn potage. I always get the corn soup - I love it! I love corn, and their soup is semi-sweet and creamy. It's not an earth-shattering soup, very simple. I mainly love it because it's the kind of soup we used to sometimes have at home.

When I come here, I like to get pork katsu in some form or fashion (although sometimes I have to get the crab omelette curry too!). This time I ordered the pork katsu curry in the stone pot.
The food came in a sizzling hot stone pot and the server will ask if he should mix it up for you with the curry sauce.

Curry House also have an assortment of desserts, starting from the ever present parfaits to somethings a little different like tofu cheesecake, or, what we got that night, sweet potato cake:
Their desserts are not bad, a bit heavy on the whipped cream usually, but it's a better version that the kinds of stuff you normally expect from this type of place.

For everyday dining, Curry House is such a great place to have nearby! I'm sad now that at Caltech there's nothing remotely close to it :(


Curry House
2130 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 479-8477

Curry House on Urbanspoon

5 comments:

H. C.

Not sure if you've been to Hurry Curry on Fair Oaks (Old Town Pasadena) but I actually prefer theirs over Curry House (which is decent too). The Fried Chicken Pasta there is also a must try!

burumun

Yep I do remember that Chicken Pasta - that was great! As far as the curry though I think I prefer curry house ... also I was saddened by my visit to Pasadena's Hurry Curry for happy hour ... $2 appetizers, yes, but they reduced the portion so that it is only worth $2. Not a deal at all :/

ila

There's one in Irvine too, and I used to go there a lot when I was at UCI. Buuut now I have a love affair with Indian and Thai curries, so not so much anymore =-\

mattatouille k.

I think both Hurry Curry and Curry House are just passable. Comforting yes, but nothing like the stuff I had in Japan, sadly. Of course being in LA, you can't complain too much. I loved Curry House's 1983 special where they went back to their original prices.

Aaron

I'd easily choose Curry House over Hurry Curry. Glad to see we both value the same place

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