Although the roots of the Japanese culinary tradition stretch back thousands of years, curry is a relative newcomer to the nation’s cuisine. Serious Eats explains that curry dishes first gained traction in Japan in the 19th century, when British imports such as curry powder first rose to prominence among the nation’s inhabitants. Since then, Japanese curry has developed its own stewy character, typically blending meat and vegetables in a thick, roux-based sauce over rice or noodles.
Use any of these 6 recipes to master the art of Japanese curry cooking at home.
1. Beef Curry Udon
“Curry udon is my favorite way to enjoy udon,” writes The Missing Lokness, who notes that “a rich and slightly sweet broth with tons of spices perfectly [flavors] the bouncy and chewy udon.” Beef chunks are draped in an exotically spiced curry broth, while the addition of sake brings the flavors of the dish to new heights. Loading the dish up with thick udon noodles makes every bite of this dish a slurp-worthy success!
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