Bee Japanese Curry Shop G/F, 524 Jaffe Road Causeway Bay Tel: 2838 9633 Grub: Curry, plus an assortment of Japanese dishes including rice, noodles, a small selection of sushi and a wide range of snacks. Vibe: A small but friendly restaurant that gets busy during peak lunch and shopping hours. Tables are quite close together, so getting in and out requires careful manoeuvring by those sitting near the wall. Who to take: During the evenings and weekends, go with your shopping companions. It's also a good place to chill out during the afternoons when it's not so busy. What's hot: Japanese curry is really just a sauce over rice and whatever other ingredients you choose to have with it. At Bee, there are a dozen or so options, including popular choices such as beef, pork and chicken alongside some less familiar items, such as fried Japanese oyster and the novel hamburger. Curry was introduced to Japan during the Meiji era (1868-1912) by the British, who brought it with them from India. Since then, it has been adapted and has become hugely popular. Japanese curries are generally not very hot, but at Bee, they have a mild kick. The hamburger was edible but somewhat less than inspiring, and one couldn't help but wonder if had it been left as minced beef and fried with onions it would have been more interesting. It is also possible to order curry-flavoured udon and ramen, but here the options are a little more conservative, with only beef, pork and pork cutlet available. Snacks on offer include everything from edamame (soyabeans) and tempura vegetables to grilled salmon, eel and mackerel. If you're looking for a little extra or just a snack, the mackerel is fresh and moist. There is a choice of salad or pan-fried vegetables. The latter was a generous plateful for the price. It can be ordered with either pork or beef and enjoyed as a main dish in its own right. The drinks selection is small but includes the essentials. What's not: The dessert section, sadly, is non-existent. Cost: Curry dishes are HK$53-HK$70; other rice and noodles HK$48-HK$60. Sushi and snacks start at HK$20. Most people will be able to eat well for about HK$100-HK$150.