Japanese Curry and Curry Roux

We received an email asking why we did not have any Japanese curry recipes on the website.

The simple answer is that nobody has submitted one to the website yet.

So we asked the writer to give us a couple of curry recipes to start with and did some reading up on Japanese curries.

Curries are very popular in Japan and most homemade curries are made with a bought roux. The word roux has various meanings in culinary circles, but the one that applies here is that it is a base for gravies (curry sauce is a gravy). The roux is bought from a shop in a packet (it is dry) and is added to the dish as it is being cooked. There are lots of different types of roux, ranging from mild to very hot, so you can choose the one you like.

Our emailer supplied us a recipe for a Japanese Curry Roux and it is on the website in the “Pickles, Chutneys, Spices, Pastes and Salsas” category. He also gave us a recipe for a Japanese Chicken Curry and this is also on the website in the “Chicken Dishes” category.

A lot of Japanese curries have vegetable ingredients, such as potatoes and carrots, as well as meat, with the most popular meats being chicken, beef, pork and fish.

Japanese curry is traditionally served on rice or noodles.

Japanese curry? Oishii (delicious).

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