I love Japanese Beef Curry but I have never cooked it myself. It's apparently a staple in Japanese cuisine and it's like the comfort food by excellence loved by kids and adults alike.
So popular that Re-ment has created many incarnations of this fabulous dish! Here below is only a few of them! (yes, there are even more curry miniatures! O_O)
Re-ment Curry Pot from the "Is Dinner Ready?" Collection
Re-ment Curry Plate from the Strawberry and Bean Collection
Re-ment Curry Pot from the Hello Kitty Kitchenware Collection
Re-ment Curry Plate from the Hello Kitty My Meals Collection
Re-ment Curry and Rice from the Doraemon Collection
Re-ment Hawaiian Curry Meal from the Airplane Meals Collection
Aren't those awesome miniatures? I especially like the Hello Kitty Curry Pot and Plate! What's your favorite?
All these photos were making me crave for a sweet Japanese curry plate with steamy hot white rice... so I decided to cook some! It was a lot easier than I thought. I used the recipe from this website: Japanese Cooking 101.
The recipe says to let it simmer for 45 minutes but I think 1 hour would make the meat more tender. I also used a pre-packaged curry paste from S&B Golden Curry Sauce Mix which I found in a Korean grocery store (although I bet you can find it in the International Food section of any grocery store as well).
It comes in four different level of "hotness" :
- Medium Hot
- Extra Hot
I don't mind eating spicy food but I wanted the kids to try it out so Mild was the safest option.
Well it was a success! All the children loved it, even my super picky boy!
I will probably try to be more adventurous next time and make my own curry roux from scratch instead of using the pre-packaged one. I will also try to substitute the beef with chicken or tofu to make a change :)
Do you like curry?