Jinan Curry 小次男 咖哩所 Taichung

小次男 咖哩所 Jinan Curry


小次男 咖哩所 Jinan Curry Review

I was looking for places to eat by my hotel and saw that 小次男 咖哩所 Jinan Curry had good reviews. Whenever I find Japanese curry in Taiwan, I take the opportunity to try it because it’s one of my favorite food. Jinan curry serves it up good! Thick and full of flavor!

小次男 咖哩所 Jinan Curry serves two styles of Japanese curry in Taichung: Pork or Beef. They don’t deep fry anything, so the meat is stewed with the curry making it more tender. Personally, I prefer the deep fried crunch since it adds to the overall texture of the dish, but I’m not faulting Jinan Curry for their menu type.

The curry was thick, full of flavor and just a little sweet. The rice was okay and it came with a sunny side egg. Underneath the egg is rice and underneath the curry is cheese. It was a tasty dish to recommend at 4/5 for any curry lover.


Not Required
Japanese Curry

小次男 咖哩所 Jinan Curry offers to make it spicy for free by giving you this small spoonful of spicy paste. Any time someone gives you a small amount of spicy, you should try it carefully. I took a small dab, mixed it in with my curry and dang! It was super concentrated spiciness! I started coughing while trying to drink water. I would have preferred a spicy sauce (hot sauce) that I could evenly mix in, but overall the experience was good.

小次男 咖哩所 Jinan Curry Menu And Additional Photos

小次男 咖哩所 Jinan Curry Location

Rating Guide


It’s food, but you’re not going to enjoy it


Didn’t meet minimum meal expectations


Satisfying and an adequate meal.


So good you’ll eat here again!


You will remember this meal for the rest of your life!

Pricing Guide


NT$1-100 (US$0-$3.23)


NT$100-300 (US$3.23-9.68)


NT$300-700 (US$9-22)


NT$700+ (US$22.60+)


Not required or expected. Some restaurants may have a 10% service charge.

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QUALITY: The [Quality] is based on how good the food tastes and the presentation.

SERVICE: The [Service] is based on the dining experience. This includes the ambiance of the restaurant and how the interactions with the staff.

VALUE: The [Value] is based on both the Quality and Service in relation to the price. Ratings for food with a low price are a little more generous than food with a high price.

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