Japanese Curry is a huge hit in my household. We usually make the Chicken Katsu Curry (recipe here), but this week I changed things up and made a delectable beef curry – which is the most popular curry dish in Japan.
The immediate difference when using beef is the richness in the flavor. All that beefy, rich flavor is embedded in the subtly sweet curry – it’s actually very similar to beef stew and shares many of the same ingredients. My youngsters all had two helpings—which made mom and dad happy since this dish is packed with everything you need for good health; In fact-the Japanese navy originally adopted this dish from the British Navy to avoid Vitamin B Deficiency!
We usually top this with some ichimi togarashi for a bit of spice—but recently we discovered “Sansyo” pepper topping which has a very zesty lemon flavor that goes wonderfully in moderation on this rich beef curry. Give it a try-this is a hearty dish that accepts additional condiments rather well.