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I love all kinds of Japanese curry. Even the pre-made stuff that comes in a microwavable pouch—and you know that's the worst of it.

During my first visit to home-style Japanese restaurant Soy, (named for their tofu-based specialties, although there are also many meat dishes to choose from) I ordered the vegetarian curry. During my second visit this past weekend, I ordered...curry. Again. But at least I got a different one this time: beef curry with a potato croquette. The curry sauce was good as always, mildly sweet and spicy, although particularly light on the potato and beef chunks. The star of the dish was the diminutive potato and beef croquette; it didn't look like much at first, but I was hooked after one bite through the crispy, feathery light panko crust and smooth mashed potato innards. While pork katsu curry is usually my favorite combination of something fried and curry sauce, potato croquettes and curry from Soy is high up there.

Soy

102 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002 (b/n Delancey Street and Rivington Street; map)
212-253-1158
soynyc.com

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