Yoshoku means western meal and one of the most known Japanized dish is Curry Rice or Kare Raisu. Commonly paired with rice or udon it was once an exclusive dish that could only be eaten in expensive restaurants specializing in Western cuisine.
Curry was brought to Japan by Anglo-Indian officers of the Royal Navy in 1860 when Japan was forced out of Sakoku (isolation), by 1870 curry has become a staple in Japan. In 1873, there was a dish called Kare raisu (curry rice) on the menu of the Imperial Japanese Army Military Academy. Eventually, Curry will be a dish in Japanese Navy, Military, cafeterias and households. By the year 2000s it will have surpassed sushi and tempura in consumption and popularity.
What makes it defferent?
Japanese curry is thicker in texture, leans towards sweet and savory rather than spicy. Commonly sweetened by honey (but we wont use honey cause we vegan) or apples. It is kid friendly and very easy to love. I think Japanese Curry is my fave of all.
What you need
- S&B Curry cubes
- Rice / Udon / Grain
More detailed steps in recipe card.
- Sear Onion
- Add Potatoes, Carrots & Mushrooms
- Add liquid and Curry Cube or paste
- Cover and simmer till cooked
- Season to taste
- Mount with vegan butter