Kon'nichiwa! Did you know that Japanese Curry was actually based on British Navy Curry. For a fact, the Imperial Japanese Navy adopted a similar curry in the 19th century. Though, Japan's navy still serves it every Friday. The curry spread from the navy to Japan's civilian population in the Meiji-era. Over the years, it has adapted to local tastes. This is why Japanese Curry has become one of the top favorites of the Japanese, aside from its exquisite taste it is somehow a part of their culture.
Well, who wouldn't love the combination of sweet, savory, mildly spicy gravy taste of curry, right? Pair it with fish and rice just like how the Japanese people does and boom! PERFECTION right in front of your very eyes. But did you know that there are some other facts that you might not know about the Japanese Curry? Well, Here are some:
1. Eating Hot and Spicy Food is actually good during Summer
2. Japan adopted the curry thickening agent from France
Japan adopted a sauce-thickener called "Roux" in French cuisine. This is to make curries without any lumps. Also, this adds richness to the taste of curry.
3. JAPANESE CURRIES = MILD!
The typical and legit Japanese curry is simply mild, sweet and is not as spicy compared to curries from other cuisine. This is why many kids in Japan love it. Schools in Japan actually serve it for lunch.
4. There are 3 primary curry types in Japan
Well, there are actually three types of curry apart from the usual rice and curry. First is, Kare Nanban which is soba in curry-flavored soup, then, Kare Udon or udon noodles in curry-flavored soup. Last is, Kare pan or dough stuffed with curry paste, breaded and deep-fried. One thing's for sure! It's all good!
5. There are endless possibilities with Japanese curries
Whether you're a meat-lover or a vegan, there are lots of ways on how you can enjoy Japanese Curry. Though, typical Japanese curries are made of onions, potatoes, carrots, pork, and beef, every household in Japan have their own version of curry. Even in the levels of spice and flavors of it. It really depends on their preference.
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