The savory rich broth, the chewy udon noodles, and marinated thin-sliced beef make this Beef Udon my quick ultimate comfort dish to warm my day.
I grew up watching anime series during my childhood. I still remember about that one mouthwatering moment wherein my favorite character sits down to devour a delicious meal. The food portrayed an appealing look that represents the art of Japanese cuisine often leaves me feeling hungry. One of the most commonly dish mentioned in anime is Japanese Curry or known as カレーライス ( karē raisu / curry rice).
Many anime shows feature curry in different way, shape, or form. Among those varieties, the most common curry dish in Japan is basically a rice dish served with lots of curry. For basic ingredients include beef, pork, and chicken for the meat and onions, carrots, and potatoes for vegetable.
I actually have been wanting to make this Japanese curry by myself since a long time ago. However, I had this perception that making Japanese curry at home is difficult and time consuming. This all changed when I found out prepackage Japanese curry roux at supermarket. Following Japanese Chicken Curry recipe by Just One Cookbook, I successfully made my first attempt on Japanese curry.
I was really happy that the curry I made really tasted the same just like the one I tried at restaurants. Japanese curry is derived from Indian curry, but definitely does not resemble what you would find in an Indian restaurant. If you have never tasted it, the typical Japanese curry is thicker in texture and tastes sweeter and less spicy than Indian curry because Japanese curry uses flour for the thickening agent with less spices in it. Continue reading Japanese Chicken Curry