My roommate in college was a huge fan of S&B instant curry mixes. It meant we could have a rather hearty meal, for not too much money, paired with lots of rice and sometimes kimchi, in less than half an hour. Since that time, I have rather frequently ordered Japanese curry when lunching at a Japanese restaurant… and I notice it is quite a popular choice among Pinoy diners, so I figured I should do a post for those of you who enjoy this dish but didn’t realize it was so easy to make. It is perfect for a harried mid-week dinner. Go to any large grocery or a Japanese ingredients store and buy a box of S&B Golden Curry mix. They come in several degrees of spiciness, try the medium one if you like some zing.
In a medium sized heavy pot. Add a touch of oil and saute some chopped onions for a minute or two. Add some chopped pork or chicken breasts and saute a few minutes longer. Add some cubed potatoes and chopped carrots and a cup or two of water and let this boil until tender. Add some of the curry mix (a large box makes two meals for us) and let this cook a few minutes more, it will thicken up a little. Adjust the consistency by adding more water or letting it cook longer. Season with salt and pepper to your preferred taste…
Serve with lots of boiled rice, some Japanese ginger pickles or if you like, kimchi, and revel in the fact that you can eat bigger servings than those served in Japanese restaurants and it cost you 1/3 the price to make it! :) P.S. If you are wondering about the cauliflower, I threw it in so I would have some vegetables as well…but I don’t recommend it unless you are clearing out your fridge… :)