It’s been a long time since I wrote a review for a Godzilla curry—the last one was way back in 2016 with my review of the Yokosuka Godzilla Curry. Well, time keeps right on marching along, and along with the Godzilla Crunch Ole Collection, we now have a new curry from Izu Oshima—the Izu Oshima Godzilla Curry! And I have to say, as far as it goes, this one is much better than the Yokosuka Godzilla Curry. I would totally eat this one again.
Starting with the box art, we have what appears to be the same image used in the Godzilla Crunch Ole Collection of Godzilla rising from Mt. Mihara, smoke belching out behind him, fire punching out of his mouth (this time to cook the curry). Text on the side in yellow declares “Godzilla has resurrected from Izu’s Mt. Mihara in Tokyo!” And in red on the left side in a fireball we have “Limited Time Only!” and “Sweetness and spiciness punches you in the chest!” (I hope that doesn’t mean I am going to get heartburn…) The back also has some text boasting that their curry doesn’t use normal togarashi spice, but rather extra spicy island togarashi spice, and that the recipe also includes salt birthed from the seawater off the coast of the islands in the Oshima area (I think).
And, I mean, it does taste good! I had my curry with some peanuts, but even alone the spiciness and flavor is pretty great. This is a delicious Godzilla curry with a really good balance of punchy spice and a touch of mild sweetness that had my tastebuds a-singing. On the other hand, the meat included in the pouch was of low quality (of course) and was a bit too fatty for my tastes, but I would still happily eat another batch of Izu Oshima Godzilla Curry… which is more than I can say for the Yokosuka one.
If you like somewhat spicy curries with decent flavor, and you like Godzilla, this seems like an easy choice for fans. Of course most fans in the west are probably going to have a tough time finding curry packs like this, but if you do, I can recommend trying out this one. It won’t have you spitting fire, but for me that’s a good thing!
The box art, featuring an angry Godzilla cooking up fresh curry goodness just for you!