It has suddenly become cold recently, so I want to eat spicy food and warm it up. That's why I went to the curry specialty store "Tenma Aoyama Store" that opened in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo!

Cold days are limited to spicy foods!
Cold days are limited to spicy foods!

Tenma's main menu is curry and curry bread. I'm particularly interested in curry bread, which is popular even in word of mouth, but first eat curry to fill your stomach, and then buy curry bread as a souvenir! So I will enter the store.

There is also a take-out counter
There is also a take-out counter

The interior of the store is full of retro atmosphere and is deep and spacious. The table seats for two people are also spacious, so it seems that you will stay longer. By the way, in addition to the author, the percentage of "single girls" is high, and it seems to be popular as a lunch spot for office ladies and students.

Lunch time is almost full and popular
Lunch time is almost full and popular

Now, take a look at the menu. There are 9 types of curry in all. The standard menu at the restaurant is beef curry and butter chicken curry (1,000 yen each), and the cutlet curry and thick-sliced bacon and eggs curry are popular with volume-conscious customers. Don't get lost ...

Everything looks delicious
Everything looks delicious

The clerk said, "Soup curry is popular in winter," and this time I decided to have chicken with bones and plenty of vegetable soup curry (1,200 yen). Then select "Spicy".

In Tenma, "normal" is generally as hot as "medium spicy". The author, who takes pride in his love of spicy foods, chose "medium spicy", which is "three times as hot". In case the spiciness exceeds the capacity, a sweet drink "Lassi" (lunch drink / plus 150 yen) will be added to ease the spiciness.

Shortly after ordering, soup curry and lassi were delivered. The scent of appetizing spices is already coming.

Steam and spice scent
Steam and spice scent

First, scoop up the soup and take a bite. … Ah, this is an insanely delicious type of guy. It's spicy and piercing, but you can also feel the umami and mellowness of chicken and vegetables. This tsundere feeling is exactly the ideal soup curry!

Plenty of vegetables! This is nice!
Plenty of vegetables! This is nice!

There are plenty of 10 kinds of vegetables such as carrots, eggplants, pumpkins, as well as crispy and textured okra and lotus root. Among them, the thick potatoes go well with the soup curry because of their stickiness and chewy texture.

The warm potatoes have the taste of the earth
The warm potatoes have the taste of the earth

If you squeeze the vegetables further, you will see chicken with bones! The curry's umami and spiciness are slowly soaked into the body, which is soft enough to be easily loosened with a spoon, and melts in your mouth.

There was chicken!
There was chicken!

Soft chicken that melts melted
Soft chicken that melts melted

The curry with generous use of chicken and vegetables is generous, but since it is a soup curry, it was eaten lightly and the stomach did not become heavy even after it was completely eaten.

Light soup curry despite its richness
Light soup curry despite its richness

By the way, I ordered Lassi to neutralize the spiciness, but it's surprisingly rich! It's thick and seems to be drinking yogurt as it is. After the rich sweetness, a slight acidity chased after, and it cooled down the inside of the mouth that was lit by curry. I recommend it.

It was a fine sweets drink
It was a fine sweets drink

In addition, I added a "daily dessert" for an additional 200 yen. Today's dessert plate is "Crème Brulee". Comes with macaroons and sorbet.

Today's lunch dessert
Today's lunch dessert

This creme brulee is also surprisingly authentic. Inside the vanilla melts in the crispy and fragrant caramelised on the top. The dessert that can be served for 200 yen is so delicious ...

The level you want to buy and go home
The level you want to buy and go home

I remembered it after I left the store with great satisfaction. Yes, I also wanted to buy curry bread.

Alright, I'm full so let's make a souvenir for the editorial department
Alright, I'm full so let's make a souvenir for the editorial department

Of the four types of "beef curry," "butter chicken curry," "dry keema curry," and "soft-boiled egg curry" (250 yen each), purchase one "beef curry" and one "butter chicken curry." I'll take it back to the office and eat it together.

It's quite heavy
It's quite heavy

I think that the balance between the crispy texture of fried batter, the softness of the dough, and the chewy texture when chewed is the decisive factor in the deliciousness of curry bread, but that balance is perfect. Every time you squeeze your teeth into the dough, the fragrance that goes through your nose is the best! Moreover, this is delicious even when cold!

Beef curry bread
Beef curry bread

Butter chicken curry bread
Butter chicken curry bread

"Beef curry" is a curry with plenty of beef flavor. You can see the melted fibers of the meat! On the other hand, "Butter chicken curry" contains chicken of 2 to 3 cm square. It's spicy, but the butter gives it a mellow aftertaste. Is the spiciness about "normal"?

Beef curry (left) and butter chicken curry (right)
Beef curry (left) and butter chicken curry (right)

As expected, curry bread from a curry specialty store. It was so delicious that the cheeks fell off. It's packed with curry and has a lot of volume, so you can feel satisfied. On a cold winter day, why don't you try fried food?

You can take out curry and drinks
You can take out curry and drinks