Japanese curry, which is thick, sweet, and redolent with spices, is something I need on the regular. Thankfully, Michelin-starred chef and Furious Spoon ramen impresario Shin Thompson recently launched Bokuchan’s Japanese Curry House, giving Chicago its first dedicated curry restaurant. Shin and co-chef Liga Sigal prepare their curry (from $13.50) fresh using warm spices, caramelized onions, apples, and a host of other ingredients. Then they outfit it with crunchy katsu (breaded pork or chicken cutlets), beef stew, or veggies. This house doesn’t yet have a home, so ordering delivery or carryout from a virtual storefront in Avondale is your only option for now. But it’s a delight to unpack the cartons adorned by Bokuchan, the round-cheeked cartoon mascot. Loads of garnishes, from cabbage slaw to pickled ginger, fill out the meal. Be on the lookout for specials, like a prime rib-eye cutlet, which allow Thompson to flex his fine-dining muscles. 3517 N. Spaulding Ave., Avondale