I am indulged in Japanese TV series recently. Originally I just wanted something close to home, but it did put a smile on my face. In the show, I saw them having beef curry. Um~ that certainly brought back some good memories. I wanted to have it for dinner today, so I ran out of the door to the grocery store and got myself some ingredients. Curry is one of the most popular dishes in Japan. Japanese curry, unlike the Indian or Southeast Asian curry, has a slightly hint of sweetness to it. The basic ingredients for vegetables are onion, potato and carrots. For the meat, beef, pork or chicken are the most popular choices. It is so easy to make, and it tastes better today than yesterday!
Japanese Beef Curry:
- 1 pound beef stew cubes
- 1 large onion (yellow or white)
- 1 medium potato (yellow or white)
- 2 medium carrots (from my in-law's garden, organic!)
- 3-4 cloves of garlic, chopped
- Half box of the Japanese curry bouillon
1. Cut the beef stew into smaller cubes. (One big piece into 4 small pieces)
2. Cut the onion, potato and carrots into about the same size of cubes.
3. Heat up 2 Tbsp oil in a sauce pan. Roast the chopped garlic for 30 sec.
4. Add the beef. Cook until they are browned.
5. Add the onion. Saute for 1 min.
6. Add enough water to cover the food. Add the potato and carrots. Bring to a boil, and cook on low heat for 15 minutes.
7. Add the curry bouillons and cook for another 10 minutes. It will get thickened. Pour it over rice.