I don't really understand the appeal of Japanese curry, but then I've usually found Japanese cuisine to be a bit overrated. Japanese curry manages to be weirdly bland and I'm not sure how; I don't even mean lack of pungency, just a lack of…depth of flavor, I guess? Could be an unsophisticatedness to the spice mixes, I guess.
also: always topped with drizzled Kewpie mayonaisse. This step is essential and cannot be skipped! I also like to add an extra dollop of gochu.
probably tomorrow i'll buy ingredients to make some curry for the week
I eat curry pretty much every day and I like Japanese curry. It seems like it would be intentionally bland and simple, since it's a comfort food associated with childhood within a cuisine that values subtle flavors. I add stuff like soy sauce and katsuboshi and miso rather than the spices I usually cook with. It helps to think of it more as a curry-themed dish within Japanese cuisine than what someone from a traditional curryeating culture would think of as curry.
Chocolate in curry? Like putting in cocoa powder?
But where's the fun in that?
Just a square of dark chocolate!