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4 Japanese unique retort curry & instant curry

Although, I know the word of “Retort” means “Instant”, it’s hard to distinguish another page, “instant noodles” and “instant foods”.

So I’ve decided to call it as “Retort curry” to differentiate it from them.(Japanese pronunciation is “Retoruto”, though)

Today I’m going to introduce you to different types of retort curries.

Demiglace Cheese Curry (デミグラチーズカレー)

demiglace cheese curry

This is a cheese curry with demi-glace sauce. This tasted like a thick stew, so it’s a curry that goes well with winter not midsummer…😯

How's taste?

demiglace cheese curry

It was delicious, but the demi-glace was too strong and didn’t have a curry taste to it at all.

Otokono Gokuuma Black Curry (男の極旨黒カレー)

Otokono Goku-uma Black Curry

“Otoko (男)” means guy. “Gokuuma (極旨)” is “Extremely tasty” but that’s a slightly exaggeration, though. “Kuro curry (黒カレー)” means Black curry.

This contains maca and garlic as a tonic, so this is  for men’s curry.

What is this ?

Otokono Goku-uma Black Curry

This is convenient!
When we eat it, we need to transfer the curry to a plate at first, then heat up, Or heat it in a pot. But it is OK to microwave it straight from the bag.

How's taste?

Otokono Goku-uma Black Curry

It looks dark and strong, but it seems regular curry so much.
If I were a man, it might be different feeling?

The yellow one is saffron rice.

Vegetable keema curry (ベジタブルキーマカレー)

Vegetable keema curry

Keema Curry is an Indian curry with ground meat, but this is a vegetable-only Keema Curry. It’s not even keema anymore…(keema means Ground meat
)

In Japan, it is called “Dried Curry”. So this means “Dried” is no soup.

How's taste?

Vegetable keema curry

I found this at a 1dollar store(in Japan, they are called 100-yen shop or hyakkin). But it’s so tasty it doesn’t even seem like it’s 1dollar!

Mandara Beef Masala Curry (マンダラ ビーフマサラカレー)

Mandala Beef Masala Curry

There are many curry restaurants in Kanda, Tokyo. They hold a curry grand prix every year, and this is the beef curry of “Mandara (マンダラ),” that won the first prize restaurant!

Well…this festival has been cancelled again this year due to covid-19, though.

How's taste?

kandacurry (1)

It was a retort, but it had a large piece of beef in it.
You can find it in supermarkets and it’s a pretty popular in Tokyo.

Rich and spicy… but I don’t remember taste well, so maybe it was just an ordinary-taste.

There are many kinds of curry in Japan. I would like people from Nepal and Sri Lanka to try them.

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