Bokuchan’s Japanese Curry House is debuting some new menu items for summer. Chefs Shin Thompson and Līga Sigal have been busy in the kitchen crafting these new dishes that launched Friday, June 4. Bokuchan's is available for delivery or take-out from their ghost kitchen space at (3517 N Spaulding Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618).
Lobster and Sweet Corn Curry with Thyme and Blistered Spinach - Bokuchan’s signature curry made with fresh live lobsters simmered with corn, diced potatoes and thyme and topped with seared 4oz lobster tail and crisped lightly spiced spinach. $28
Katsu Dog - Hokkaido Milk Bun, Melty Cheese, Katsu Sauce, Karashi Mustard, Celery Salt $9
Sandos - Served on freshly baked Hokkaido Milk Bread lightly toasted and buttered and Japanese cabbage slaw
Chicken Katsu Sando, Ponzu Aioli $13.50
Sakura Pork Tonkatsu Sando, Ponzu Aioli $13.95
Buffalo Chicken Katsu Sando $14.50
Flaming Hot Cheeto Chicken Sando with Mountain Dew Aioli $14.95
Curried Egg Salad Sando $9.50
Cookie Sando - Ceremonial Matcha, Strawberry-White Chocolate Ganache $4.50
Bokuchan's opened on September 15, 2020. Born from a shared affinity for Japanese curry, Chefs Shin Thompson and Līga Sigal created a menu of curries, noodles, and katsu available via their delivery and pick-up kitchen in Avondale with gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options.
Japanese Curry, aka Karē, is typically thicker, milder, and sweeter than its Indian counterpart and served with Japanese rice. Bokuchan’s curries are made daily from scratch, and are all-natural with no added preservatives typically found in boxed curries. Chefs Thompson and Sigal created a rich curry base with a thickened vegetable with ginger, garlic, carrots, caramelized onions, and no flour. The custom-made spice blend used includes 23 spices with tastes of turmeric, fenugreek, star anise, Sichuan peppercorns, curry leaves, cumin, and coriander. The curries are paired with proteins like beef, chicken katsu, tonkatsu, and king oyster mushrooms.
The Otaku - $15.50 - Freebird all-natural chicken breast brined in lemon, thyme, and garlic, breaded and fried to a golden crisp served with a curry sauce with potatoes and carrots. Comes with a side of rice, shaved cabbage, and cucumber salad
Kurobuta Tonkatsu Kare - $16.95 - Fried Berkshire pork cutlet in a curry sauce with potatoes and carrots. Comes with a side of rice, shaved cabbage, and cucumber salad
Chicken Kamikaze Chan - $16.50 - curry with a dangerous habanero-Cayenne chili blend and Chicken Katsu. Comes with a side of rice, shaved cabbage, and cucumber salad
Weeaboo Beef - $15.50 - Tender Beef Curry, carrots, potatoes, and broccoli. Comes with a side of rice, shaved cabbage, and cucumber salad
Level 5 Vegan - $14.50 - Nothing that casts a shadow of animal products. Chickpea and vegetable curry with king oyster mushrooms and sweet peas. Comes with a side of rice, shaved cabbage, and cucumber salad
Udon Know Me - $13.50 - Udon with shaved beef and enoki mushrooms tossed in a rich curry sauce and finished with butter.
Veggies Curry Udon - $13.50 - Veggie Curry Udon with carrots, potato, and Enoki mushrooms with sweet peas.
Chicken Katsu Entrée - $15.95 - All-natural Freebird chicken breasts brined in garlic, lemon, and fresh herbs overnight and breaded and fried with Japanese breadcrumbs. Served with Tonkatsu sauce, spicy mustard, and pickled ginger. Comes with a side of rice, cabbage, and cucumber salad.
Kurobuta Tonkatsu Entrée - $16.95 - Berkshire, a line pork breed is a special product to make Tonkatsu. Breaded with Japanese breadcrumbs and lightly fried to a crisp. Served with Tonkatsu sauce, spicy mustard, and pickled ginger. Comes with a side of rice, cabbage, and cucumber salad.
Curry Fries - $6.50 - Waffle fries tossed in nori flakes served with a robust yet finessed curry aioli.
Parmesan Confetti Fries - $9.75 - Waffle fries dusted in nori, comes with freshly grated parmesan, beni shoga ginger, Tonkatsu sauce, and curry sauce on the side.
Japanese Cucumber Salad - $3.50 - A small salad with Persian cucumbers, radishes, and a honey-black pepper vinaigrette.