Tuesday, February 10, 2015

SAMA brings Sapporo's famous curry soup to Hong Kong



In Hong Kong, living a #Travelife, we attended the official opening of SAMA. Yes, one of Hokkaido's popular food institutions has brought Sapporo’s famed soup curry to Hong Kong.

Located in the hip and trendy neighbourhood of Gough Street, SAMA is founder Shuichi Takahashi’s first restaurant outside Japan.

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It brings to Hong Kong the much-loved Sapporo-style soup curry, which it has been showcasing in Hokkaido since the 1970s.

This is a mix of Indian and Southeast Asian cooking influences.

MORE OF HOKKAIDO IN HONG KONG



Takahashi said: “We have chosen to open SAMA’s first restaurant outside of Japan in Hong Kong, given the city’s love for Japanese food and culture, and also the surprising lack of Japanese restaurants dedicated to showcasing the flavours of Sapporo - particularly that of the soup curry.”

He added: “We are excited to introduce this regional cuisine that is wholeheartedly loved by all in Hong Kong, a vibrant city known for its celebrated unique eateries.”

THE SAMA EXPERIENCE



SAMA’s dining experience is as fun as it is scrumptious and truly one of a kind.

Diners who visit the restaurant are invited to customise their own soup curry. So it starts with selecting your desired soup curry base: tomato, coconut, or prawn.

HOW SPICY ARE YOU?



Then you have to choose your level of spiciness ranging from a scale of 1 to 30. Each of these hotness levels are represented by 3 bear characters :

Baby Bear (Level 0-5)
Adult Bear (Level 6-15)
Crazy Bear (Level 16-30)

ON TOP OF THE WORLD



In addition, five different toppings can be added to the soup curry:

1) “Marathon Chicken” 
2) Pork Belly “Oink Oink” 
3) Seafood “Ocean Trophy” 
4) “Keema Natto” 
5) Burger Patty “Curry Hamburg” 

CURRY SOUP FOR VEGETARIANS

Vegetarians can also have the “Vegetarian Bear,” which features seasonal vegetables.

Meanwhile, those who are feeling extra ravenous may choose to enjoy “Hungry Bear,” which includes chicken and one additional topping.

Each bespoke curry bears the signature markings of a Sapporo curry, which is a thin, soup-like texture that packs a punch in taste, and comes in a full or half portion at dinner times.

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