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We Need to Talk about This Indian Curry in the Hokkaido Inaka

One man's search for Indian curry has led him to this gem in Sapporo.

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Update: Bombay Blue has closed its Iwamizawa location and reopened in Tokyo.
I have to talk about this Indian curry restaurant in the very small rural town I live in because it surpasses all other Indian curry places I have tried, even in Sapporo. This isn’t paid for, sponsored or a favor to a friend; I just had to recommend it to any curry fans out there!

Recently, I’ve found myself constantly returning to Bombay Blue, a small Indian curry restaurant in Iwamizawa. Bombay Blue boasts a wide variety of options in their menu, with seafood, pork, vegetable and chicken curry to try.

Bomb curry

Pictures don’t do it justice.

However, this is not your run-of-the-mill Indian curry. There is a surprising depth of flavor, zest and spiciness. I have ordered the chicken curry set almost every time I have visited, and have always ordered the very hot (or 大辛、おおから) level of spiciness This set comes with a small-sized bowl of curry, a naan flavor of your choice (they have plain, extra butter, cheese and more), a side of rice and a side of cabbage salad with a secret and delicious dressing.

The roux is what draws me in every time. There is a secret mix of spices that I simply can’t describe as anything else but a complex, delicious medley, with small hints of sweet and aromatic spices abounding on your palette. The texture is also not too thin and not too thick. It is, at the expense of sounding too cliché, Indian curry nirvana.

What’s in the curry?!

This past Saturday, HTV happened to be filming in the restaurant as I walked in with my wife and son!

Being the frequent customer that I am, I have spoken at decent length with the owner of Bombay Blue and while he of course won’t give away the secret of his curry’s flavor, he has told me that he is always working hard to improve it. They are constantly striving to get that much closer to the perfect flavor, though I can’t imagine it getting any better myself.

If you live in Hokkaido yourself or are planning to visit the Sapporo area, you have to come and try it. It’s a little out of the way, but if you are a fan of Indian curry it is an absolute must-try.

How to get there

〒104-0031 Tokyo, Chuo City, Kyobashi, 3 Chome−1−1 東京スクエアガーデン

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