All TopicsNewsCultureJapanese Snacks & CandyFood & DrinkTravelEntertainmentMember Spotlight
TokyoTreat Japanese Snacks BlogHave You Tried Japanese Style Curry?

Have You Tried Japanese Style Curry?

Sabrina StoneSabrina Stone
Published Time
Posted on 
August 14, 2019
Modified Time
Updated last 
June 21, 2022

Who doesn't know curry? Curry is a common dish in Asia. You can find different styles of curry all over Asia, in Japan, India, Thailand, Indonesia, and so on. However, the unique thing about curry is the condiments, spices and ingredients that vary in each country with each having a different taste too! This time we'd would like to tell you a bit more about Japanese Style Curry! One of the dishes that can fill your soul!

Japanese curry is one of the most popular dishes in Japan. Usually, Japanese style curry is served with rice, udon or bread. The main ingredients of Japanese style curry are onions, potatoes and carrots. Nowadays, there are wide varieties of curry. You can now find meat-toppings for Japanese style curry and wide varieties of vegetables from spinach to mushroom!

While most curry in other countries are richer in spices and more vibrant, Japanese style curry tends to be mild and thicker than most of the curry in Asia. The rice used in Japanese style curry too is different, Japanese style curry usually uses short-grain rice, which is sticky and round, rather than medium-grain rice used in Indian Curry.

Curry was introduced to Japan during the Meiji Era by British Empire and started to be served in Japan in the 1870s. Because the curry is easy to cook and it’s healthy, Curry later adopted by the Japanese Navy and Army, and the dish became popular in Japan in the late 1960s. Nowadays, you can find Japanese style curry everywhere in Japan. You can find some cheap curry in the convenience store or luxurious curry in restaurants. Also, due to the popularity of Japanese Curry, some companies even produce curry bread in Japan!

Japanese style curry is known for their thick brown sauce that's cooked together with potatoes, carrots and onions. The potatoes were added later because of the rice shortage in Japan. But, by adding potatoes, the Japanese style curry became even more delicious! The curry sauce is served on top of cooked rice. Curry sauce itself is made by frying together curry powder, flour, and oil, along with other ingredients to make a roux; the roux is then added to stewed meat and vegetables, and then simmered until thickened.

Japanese food manufacturers also produced instant curry roux to cut the cooking time and make it easier for Japanese people who don't have much time to cook. You can also find wide varieties of instant mix curry with different flavours too in Japan. That’s why curry is one of the most common dishes in Japan because it’s easy to make, relatively cheap and hassle-free!

Have you tried Japanese style curry before? Or maybe you’re interested in Curry Udon too? If so then you can find Curry Udon here! You can also make Japanese style curry at home too! You want to know the recipe and how to cook it up? Don't worry, we'll tell you here

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more news straight from Japan!

tokyotreat japanese snacks

Enjoy Delicious Japanese Candy And Snacks Every Month!

Starting from $32.50 USD

Get TokyoTreat

Author avatar
Sabrina Stone

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Enjoy Delicious Japanese Candy And Snacks Every Month!

Starting from $32.50 USD

Get TokyoTreat

Related Articles

The Best Cherry Blossom Flower Snacks and Drinks!

March 24, 2023

Cherry blossom flower snacks are usually very traditional, such as sakura mochi and hanami dango. However, many delicious sakura snacks have a modern twist!

The Best Sakura Mochi and Hanami Munchies!

March 14, 2023

When hanami (flower viewing) season is in full swing, Japan goes wild for sakura (cherry blossoms)! This season also lets you enjoy many sakura-flavored foods, snacks, and drinks!

What is Udon: Unique Noodles in Japan!

March 14, 2023

Udon is a type of thick wheat noodle that is a staple in Japanese cuisine. People eat in a variety of ways, and there are many unique and regional dishes that you can enjoy!

Cherry Blossom in Japanese Snacks: The Best Fruit Flavors!

March 09, 2023

The cherry blossom in Japanese snacks is very popular in the spring! There are plenty of delicious pink sakura snacks for this upcoming Japanese cherry blossom season! But how do they taste?

Spy x Family Characters: The Best Snacks!

March 07, 2023

The manga series Spy x Family, written and illustrated by Tatsuya Endo, is having its moment in the spotlight. The series is gaining admirers in Japan and worldwide. After a long wait, new series episodes are airing, and collaborations are starting to show up!

Japanese Supermarket: The Best Surprises!

March 07, 2023

Japanese supermarkets offer a unique and surprising shopping experience that is worth exploring. There is something for everyone to discover!

PricingBeginner’s Guide to TokyoTreatUpcoming BoxPast boxes
Support & Information
FAQContactHelp CenterBlog

Be a TokyoTreat Insider!

Join our newsletter and receive tasty news and deals!

Copyright © 2023 TokyoTreat™. All Rights Reserved.
Accepted Payments
Visa payment availableMastercard payment availableAmerican Express payment availableDiscover payment availablePayPal payment available