Craving curry? SAMA Curry at Downtown Gallery has 30 levels of spiciness and four delicious soup bases to fulfill all your comfort food needs.

After a long day at work (or even just a morning of work), a bowl of Japanese curry is the ultimate pick-me-up. Conveniently located in Downtown Gallery in the bustling district of Tanjong Pagar is popular Hokkaido soup-curry chain SAMA Curry.

Their bright and cheery decor is a sight for sore eyes after you’ve spent time staring at the computer all day, with large windows letting in plenty of light. You’re not limited to one flavour of soup – there are four soup bases for you to choose from, including Tomato, Coconut, Shrimp and Japanese, and you’re able to choose the level of spiciness to suit your tolerance from Baby Bear at Level 1 (least spicy) to Crazy Bear at level 30 (call the fire brigade).

Marathon Chicken curry: Heartwarming and juicy.

We recommend the Marathon Chicken ($14.90), where a juicy chicken thigh and assorted vegetables are accompanied by your choice of soup base (BiTES like the tomato base) and premium Hokkaido Yumepirika rice. Why not order some side dishes such Shrimp Gyoza ($6.50) or the gooey Hokkaido Imomochi Cheese ($6.50), where a cheese-filled mochi is fried in batter.

Oink Oink: Comfort curry at it’s best with thick slices of char siu.

If you’re craving pork, order the Oink Oink ($15.90), where juicy char siu slices are served with crunchy vegetables along with your choice of soup base and the Hokkaido Yumepirika rice. If you love seafood, try the Ocean Trophy ($18.90), where prawn, squid rings and scallops are the star of this soup curry dish.

Not enough? SAMA Curry has a large selection of add-ons (starting from $0.70) that include potato, lotus root, eggplant, baby corn, pork char siu, hamburg, whole onsen egg, ebi fry, and rice with minced pork and cheese.

6A Shenton Way, Downtown Gallery, #03-26. Tel: 6224 0590.