Japanese Curry – An Authentic Japanese Recipe You Can Simply Cook at Home
Hello everyone. Welcome to Daishothai once again.
Today, I would like to please those who love staying at home or are not interested in dining out. You may want to go to a popular Japanese restaurant in town, but you just don’t want to spend that much. For whatever reason, I’m going to introduce you an authentic Japanese menu that you can simply cook at home. It’s Japanese Curryyyyyyyy!
- Japanese curry paste
- 250g pork shoulder
- 2 medium-sized onions
- 1 large-sized carrot
- 2 medium-sized potatoes
- 7 cups pork or chicken stock
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
How to prepare main ingredients
Let’s start with Japanese Curry Paste. There are plenty of Japanese curry paste brands available in Daiso and several modern supermarkets in town. With easy-to-use quality, instant Japanese curry paste is basically made in a cube and levels of spiciness are apparently various. Today, I prefer Kokumaro Curry of the House brand, which is slightly spicy, yet flavorful.
As Pork is preferred for this menu, it is best to select Pork Shoulder only. The flesh is intermingled with marbling fat layers, offering a perfectly smooth and excellent taste when it is thoroughly cooked. Cut the pork shoulder into bite-sized cubes and leave them for a while.
For vegetables, we begin with Onion. Peel the onion and rinse it thoroughly. Cut the onion in two halves lengthwise and chop them into small pieces. Next is Carrot. Similar to the onion, the carrot will be peeled and rinsed thoroughly before being chopped into small dices. Another type of vegetable that you just can’t miss is Potato. You are suggested to peel, rinse, and chop it the same way you do with the onion and carrot.
There is another important tip that I want to give you. If you don’t want to immediately cook the prepared potato, you are recommended to rinse it with lightly salted water as it helps maintain the color of its surface.
How to cook
1. Put 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a frying pan.
2. When the vegetable oil is heated up, put the pork shoulder into the pan and stir-fry it until half cooked.
3. Put the finely chopped onion and stir-fry it until cooked, softened, and fragrant.
4. Add the diced carrot and potato. Fry them until the onion turns glossy.
5. Pour all well-mixed ingredients into a pot. Add 7 cups of pork or chicken stock. Simmer them over a low heat for about an hour. During the simmering, lightly stir the ingredients with a ladle.
6. After an hour, as the ingredients are finely cooked and mixed, add the Japanese curry paste and stir until dissolved. Feel free to add some condiments according to your preferred tastes. An authentic Japanese curry is ready to serve now.
Some people may prefer to add some sliced apples, or even honey, to make their Japanese curry taste a little bit sweet. In a stranger way, chocolate is sometimes used to intensify the color of this yummy Japanese recipe. Always remember that tastes depend on personal preferences. However, if you think this traditional Japanese curry alone cannot really satisfy your hunger, try adding some mouthwatering toppings like fried pork or soft-boiled egg to guarantee a burst of delightful flavor and eating pleasure.