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.
1 話題沸騰！福岡に初のベンガル料理店が彗星のごとく現る 05 Dec 2018
2 ポルトガル鉄道のインターネット事前切符予約 26 Oct 2016
3 意外に低かった？世界の大学ランキング200校中のIITの位置は 09 Jun 2017
4 「ビジネスはスピード感が命」プネーで愛される韓国人経営のドーナツ・カフェ成功の秘訣 02 Dec 2018
5 アルナーチャル・プラデーシュ州のヒマラヤ山中に珍しいスノータイガーの生息を確認 03 Dec 2018