"Happy Herbs," a Unique Curry Restaurant in Munakata, Fukuoka


Posted on 09 Dec 2018 20:00 in ASKSiddhi独断うまい店 by Yoko Deshmukh

Interestingly designed space where you can sit relax and enjoy the very original home-made curry dish.

My friend H-san, and the owner of Fukuoka's favourite South Indian restaurant "Vanakkam," Towa-san, were since long talking about this unique curry restaurant "Happy Herbs" in Munakata, Fukuoka, which is at near from my mother's home. I had been curious about this place for a while and finally visited today, along with my friends A-san and M-san en route to a mini-pilgrimage to Munakata Taisha Shrine and Miyajidake Shrine.


The restaurant is on the national highway No. 495 at a landmark crossroad where one route leads to Kitakyushu, and another to Munakata Taisha if you are driving from Fukuoka direction. 

I booked a table in advance because it was Sunday and we did not afford to miss the opportunity! 

The restaurant does not have a menu; the chef serves us special curry every day of entirely the chef's discretion, based on the available ingredients, weather, and the maturity of her pickles and other condiments essential for the dish. Isn't it exciting? As such, we waited for our plates with full anticipation. 

Aromatic curry is under preparation inside the counter.

Clockwise from right: Chef's interpretation of dal and floated chicken;
matured pork kheema; enokidake mushroom pickles;
cauliflower pickles; beetroot salad; moong matki; 
mackerel flakes; and smoked egg on the top.


Garam Masala from the famous biryani restaurant, Marhaba.

Persimmon amazake for dessert. Yummy!

Sweet ginger tea. The ginger syrup is aksi the chef's original. 

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Yoko Deshmukh   (日本語 | English)         
インド・プネ在住歴10年以上の英日・日英フリーランス翻訳者、デシュムク陽子(Yoko Deshmukh)が運営しています。2003年9月30日からインドのプネに住んでいます。

ASKSiddhi is run by Yoko Deshmukh, a native Japanese freelance English - Japanese - English translator who lives in Pune since 30th September 2003.

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