“Without the curry, boiled rice can be very dull.”

C. Northcote Parkinson

I’ve mentioned before that I frequent Mr. Wasabi (1671 Union Street, Schenectady) often and this time, I tried something new! Read my previous blog entry on Mr. Wasabi for more ideas if this isn’t what you like. I had craved curry for a few weeks and luckily I saw Mr Wasabi had “Japanese Vegetable Curry” on their menu. They also have chicken, tofu, etc if you’re looking for some protein. The difference between Japanese curry and Indian curry, in my opinion, is that Japanese curry isn’t as strong. The vegetables were very good, even after having been sitting in the curry, the flavor was there but the spice was lacking- which may be good if the spice is usually what keeps you away from curry. For some protein, I ordered an eel avocado roll (my favorite, mentioned in my previous blog).

With the dinner special, came an option of miso soup or salad, I ordered the salad. They also gave us, my boyfriend and I, each a container of their ginger dressing.  Most people I’ve met don’t like it but I don’t know why. It doesn’t have a strong taste of ginger, it’s light, very liquidy and the color of honey mustard. It’s flavor is very mild, lets the salad taste come through but taste it before you pour it all over your salad.

This time, I had the food delivered but go visit the restaurant your first time. The waiters and waitresses are very knowledgeable and very sweet and would love to help you find something you like. If all else fails, order the chicken teriyaki!

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