karee rice



Hello Tumblr friends! Once again, the TSAMU team will be organizing a curation contest! Hoooray! And this time, we will be having bigger and more exciting prizes for the creative winners!


Mechanics is really really really easy! You just have to curate any creative renditions of Max’s Crispy Pata and/or Kare Kare Rice Bowls, post it on your blog before next Friday, and tag #TSAMU2017 and #SARAPTOTHEBOWLS! 

By creative rendition, it can be anything under the sun such as:

  1. Photography
  2. Video
  3. Memes
  4. Doodles or sketches
  5. Short story involving the bowls
  6. Typography
  7. Painting
  8. Multimedia art
  9. Mixed art
  10. And anything under the sun!

Also, don’t forget to include on your blog post the prize set that you want to win! Just rate them in terms of what you want to win the most down to what you want to win the least. Don’t worry, you can submit as many as you want, and you can win as many as you want also!


The Max’s team will be choosing 4 best outputs (so you can win up to 4 times based on your outputs) based on the following criteria:

  • 25% Creativity
  • 25% Originality
  • 25% Quality
  • 25% Adherence to the theme


  • Set 1: Art Set
    It’s consist of creative materials like a canvass, sketch pad, tote bag, water color, color pens, color pencils, paints, stabile sets, oil paster, brushes and typographer pens and creativity notebook!
  • Set 2: Boardgame Set
    Monopoly, Cards Against Humanity, Joking Hazard, Coup, and Uno Cards
  • Set 3: Shirt Set
    12 tshirts 2 sandos 2 shorts 1 cap and 1 bag
  • Set 4: Book Set
    BOOK SET from different local and foreign authors. Some of it are: Perks of a Wallflower, Twitter Sensation Senyora Santibanez’ book LAKOMPAKE, The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan, Stupid is Forever by Mirriam Defensor Santiago, Tuwing Ikatlong Linggo by Words Anonymous, Love by Paulo Coehlo, The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom, Will Grayson x Will Grayson by Levithan and Greene, Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Kalkoff, and last but not the least, Poetry Book Set by Lang Leav!

So, what are you waiting for? Join now, and spread the word!

I’m always skeptical when someone tells me they know where to get the “the best” of anything. Taste is subjective, so I’ve often found that what other people feel is “the best sushi” or “the best ramen” does not come close in my book. So when a colleague told me he knew where to get the best “katsu-kare” (Japanese curry topped with deep fried pork) in Tokyo, I was curious but didn’t get my hopes up too high. But after he took me to Mizuno in Akasaka for lunch, I have to agree that this was the best katsu-kare I’ve had!

The curry was perfectly spiced, and its consistency was spot on. You see, as you dunk or spoon the curry onto your pork, some restaurants tend to make it too runny, so it becomes almost soupy when mixed with the rice. Other places make it to thick and it doesn’t stick to the katsu. However, Mizuno has found a near-perfect balance!

The vegetables were also cut just how I like them, in smaller bite-sized pieces that provided texture, and also complimented the taste of the curry. I hate when you get big chunks of carrots and potatoes which distract from the harmony of the stew. The sweet onions and inclusion of mushrooms here added fantastic flavor to the dish.

The other thing I greatly appreciated about Mizuno was the tonkatsu. Many curry places focus too much on the curry and the pork becomes an afterthought. Mizuno is first and foremost a tonkatsu restaurant though, so their pork cutlets are breaded and fried to order, so some out hot and crisp on top of your rice.

Mizuno is a quaint, family run restaurant, with the son in the kitchen, the father expediting, and the mother serving. There’s a ticket machine at the entrance, so you need to purchase your order before walking in.

If you are looking for “the best” katsu-kare in Tokyo, look no further than Mizuno! (Thanks for the introduction, Paul!)


2-7-5 Akasaka

Akasaka Bride Bldg.

Minato-ku, Tokyo