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Do you love a good curry? Here we’ve rounded up our most delicious Japanese curry recipes you’d want to make over and over again.
Japanese are obsessed with curry. While it’s not native to Japanese cuisine, Japanese curry is considered one of the nation’s most popular convenience and comfort foods. We even invented a myriad of Japanese curry dishes that are suited to Japanese lighter palette.
Unlike Thai or Indian-style curries, most of the Japanese curry dishes are sweeter and milder in heat and with a stew-like texture. They make a perfect introduction to people who are trying curry for the first time. Which means they are kids-friendly too. Did we mention they are also easy to make and freezer-friendly? Let’s cook up some flavor-packed, comforting curries today!
15 Popular Japanese Curry Recipes to Make at Home
Most Japanese curries use readily made Japanese curry sauce mix that come in a convenient package. But you can easily make Japanese Curry Roux from scratch with only 5 ingredients! It’s much more flavorful and free of preservatives. Once you have this nailed down, you can use the curry roux to flavor a great variety of dishes you can think of.
This is probably the most popular chicken curry for all generations in Japan! In this recipe, tender pieces of chicken, carrots and potatoes cooked in a rich savory curry sauce. It’s hearty and super comforting. A must-keep for your family meal.
3. Curry Udon
Thick chewy udon noodles soaked in a rich, fragrant curry sauce, this Curry Udon will satisfy your noodles craving in an instant! Bonus: it’s simple enough to throw together on a busy weeknight. You just want to grab your chopsticks and slurp away.
4. Soup Curry
A relatively new addition to the popular Japanese curry scene, Soup Curry hails from Sapporo, Hokkaido. The light curry flavored soup is served with fall-off-the-bone chicken and colorful vegetables that are flash fried to give the vibrant colors. Unlike the typical Japanese curry, steamed rice is always served separately from the curry soup.
5. Katsu Curry
Ultra crispy oven-baked chicken or pork cutlet slathered in a creamy curry sauce served over a bed of steamed rice. Need we say more?
10. Curry Doria
11. Cold Curry Udon
14. Curry Bread
15. Keema Curry
An Indian curry dish that has been adapted to the Japanese palate, Keema Curry is a simple curry with ground meat and minced vegetables like onions, carrots, celery, and mushrooms. It’s a curry that you can whip up under 20 minutes.