When Indian sees Japanese curry, they always says,
“ Is this Curry ⁉︎ Never! You joke!?😲”
Because, Indian’s one is completely different. Japanese one of texture looks like a stew.
We love curry as same as Indian’s. It has been eaten in every home since childhood. There are also many curry chain restaurants in Japan.
Today, I would like to introduce the curry-rice, “National foods” as Japanese food!
- Japanese curry meaning
- Japanese curry recipe
- Retort curry
Japanese curry meaning
Curry originated in India although it has been adapted and become popular around the world, including in England.FYI: English Journal Online Source: https://ej.alc.co.jp/entry/20160623-kihon41
Japanese curry recipe
There are various recipes available in videos and on the Internet, so I introduce curry recipes by real Japanese.
Basic curry recipe
Japanese Vegetable curry recipe
Curry Udon recipe
This menu is curry Udon. You must be not able to stop eating! There are curry soba and curry ramenalso, but they are not very common recipes.
Try out it!
Hayashi rice recipe
Hayashi rice is hashed beef, but Japanese people do not distinguish between curry and this dish. Hahaha
Actually, every Japanese think into Hashed beef = Beef stroganoff.
Before I went to Russia, I made mistaken this menu…real Beef stroganoff is unbelievable tasty!!
I love Russian foods!
Curry pan recipe
Naan curry dog recipe
We eat curry, cheese and wiener on the naan, like a hot dog. I recommend lettuce, too! It is sold at Seven Eleven convenience store in Japan.
We usually use carrots, onions, potatoes and meats. Meat is generally pork, chicken, or beef. We often cook only vegetables or only seafoods.
Curry mixed roux
We have a curry mixed roux that can cook easily within only 20 min! You must be a good chef soon😉
There are many types!
FYI: Kakaku.com Magazine
“What is this different! I tried and compared 6 types of curry roux on the market”
We sometimes eat it with Nan bread like Indian’s, but Japanese curry is usually with steam rice, and there are 2 garnish also.
Miso soup (みそ汁)
In a good old curry restaurant, when you order a curry, miso soup is included.
Nepalese Curry recipe
I’ve been from Tibet to Maldives, and I thought that the curries that suit Japanese people are Nepal and Sri Lanka’s one.
Actually, there are so many Nepalese restaurants in Japan.
By the way, Sri Lankans are similar to Japanese character, so many of them get married to Japanese. They are Buddhist also. Beautiful country.
18+ ONLY Curry
There are usually 3 levels of spiciness.
“Not spicy“, “Regular“, or “Spicy“…for Japanese.
So, this “Spicy” means Sweet for Indian people. They were too spicy for me to eat…
I think this is good for Indians can understand. Try out it!
For Baby curry
Japanese curry is not mixed with spices so much like a real Indian curry. Not so spicy, so baby can eat it.
This curry is for 1years old.
There are many interesting curry restaurants and curry chains in Japan. I have heard that Coco Ichi opened a restaurant in New Delhi recently,right? They have the guts…it’s like an Indian opening a sushi restaurant in Tokyo.
Here is a list of popular curry restaurants in Japan.
FYI: Curry data base
In Japan, all drinking water is provided free of charge. There should be a cup and pitcher on the counter. It is self-service.
“Kami-epuron” means a paper apron. Some restaurants provide with a paper apron too.
If you don’t want to get your clothes dirty with curry, ask them. This is kind a napkin when eating steaks.
When you go to Japanese curry restaurant, you can find them on the top of your table.
Use tongs to take these and put them on the rice.
This is free! All you can eat!
Kanda Curry Grand prix
Kanda, Tokyo has been home to many curry restaurants. There is KandaCurry Grand Prix. There is also some ivents like a stamp rally.
Why not join?
Indian curry is also very popular, of course. There are many delicious and inexpensive curry restaurants in Tokyo. Delis are also available.
When you come to Japan, you should definitely try ramen, sushi, karaage and this Japanese curry.
It will change your life.