Monster Curry is one of the first restaurants in Singapore to specialize in Japanese curry, and prides itself on offering house-made Japanese curry created with its proprietary blend of 14 vegetables and spices. Since its debut in Singapore in 2012, the restaurant chain has grown to 13 outlets island-wide(details below).
Monster Curry is under the En Group, which has been perpetuating the food culture of Okinawa and Japan via its various restaurant concepts in Asia, including in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. Headquartered in both Singapore and Hong Kong, En Group’s concepts comprises of En Sakaba (Japanese casual bar and eatery), Monster Curry (casual restaurant specialising in Japanese curry), Aburi-EN (Japanese casual eatery specialising in pork and beef rice bowls.
Starting 18 May 2019 until 15 July 2019, the Japanese curry specialist will welcome the formidable Godzilla: King of the Monsters featuring unique combinations of their signature toppings like the Pork Katsu and Premium Beef Steak, complete with fluffy Japanese rice shaped like the creature’s silhouette. A must-try is the Godzilla Volcano Honey Toast dessert and Godzilla Shiquasa Fizz.
The Godzilla Combo Curry ($28.80, good for two to share) combines an all-in-one humongous plate of toppings such as the freshly-prepared breaded Pork Katsu, crispy Fried Shrimp, moreish Tori Karaage (Japanese-style fried chicken) and Premium Beef Steak, the dish is a satisfying meal on its own. It is garnished with traditional Japanese pickled radish and served with the restaurant’s signature demi-glace Japanese curry sauce.
The Godzilla Katsu Curry ($14.80) is good for one, similarly presented in a massive 34-cm diameter plate with Japanese demi-glace curry and two of the restaurant’s most popular toppings: Pork Katsu and two pieces of Takoyaki (Japanese octopus balls).
The Godzilla Volcano Honey Toast ($12.80) comprises large cubes of crispy bread slathered with honey and butter, then topped with mixed berry sauce, fresh strawberries and blueberries, and a scoop of Häagen- Dazs vanilla ice cream. Godzilla will perch on top of this ‘volcano’ in the form of a specially designed dark chocolate topper. I would go back to order this again! Heavenly after a carb-heavy meaty dinner.
The Godzilla Shiquasa Fizz ($7.20, with Godzilla straw prop and coaster) is a refreshing drink made with Shiquasa lime specially grown in Okinawa, Japan. This fruit is said to be the secret of longevity and good health for Okinawans, who are known to be among the longest living people in the world. The lime is rich in vitamin C and is an excellent source of antioxidant citric acid, with a tangy flavour that balances the sweetness of cherry soda and a dollop of whipped cream. It was a tad too sweet and intense in flavour for me despite the tanginess, although some might enjoy it more than i do.
The chilli sauce is added to each dish with the corresponding level number, in the shape of endearing ‘hearts’ so do lets see where your spice level gets you. 2 hearts already got me jumping for water, so you know the gauge 😉
In tandem with the promotion, a 1.8-metre Godzilla mascot has also been specially brought in from Japan. ‘Meet-and-greet’ as well as photo opportunities with the formidable creature will be available from 23 May 2019 at select Monster Curry outlets island-wide.
Exclusively designed merchandise featuring the creature in various incarnations will be available for purchase and redemption as well. In particular, diners will be able to bring home a pack of three custom-designed Menko cards with every order of Godzilla Combo or Katsu Curry.
Menko is a traditional Japanese card game often featuring pop culture images. Monster Curry will launch 29 designs of the cards portraying the evolution of Godzilla’s appearance since its debut in 1954, to its most recent rendition in Hollywood
Overall a pleasant dinner experience here, and i can’t wait to go back for my Honey Toasts! Let me know if you like them as well. Promotion details below:
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
18 May to 15 July 2019
With every order of the Godzilla Combo or Katsu Curry:
1. Receive one pack of custom designed Menko cards (three pieces
2. Receive one stamp for the Monster Curry Godzilla Stamp Rally Card.
Collect stamps to redeem:
a. Godzilla Coaster Set (three stamps)
b. Godzilla T-shirt (eight stamps)
c. Godzilla Monster Curry Plate (15 stamps)
3. Be the first to collect all 29 designs of Menko cards to win a trip to
Japan with a stay at The Godzilla Hotel
Promotion details can be found at http://www.monstercurry.com.sg/godzilla
1. Godzilla T-shirts (4 designs available): from $23.00
2. Godzilla Keychains (3 designs available): $4.50
3. Godzilla Coasters: $6.00 (one set of four designs)
4. Godzilla Monster Curry Plate: $58.00
Locations: ION Orchard, Nex, Vivocity, Jurong Point, Suntec City, Jem, Bugis Junction, Tampines One (re-opening in mid-2019), Downtown Gallery, Northpoint City, Novena Square, Waterway Point, 100AM