Curry Night

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“Fancy Curry” Cedar Park, 2021

American wagyu beef, pickled eggs, broccolini, and tomatoes… so good. It’s hard to beat curry-night! 🍛

Curry Take-Out

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“CoCo Take-Out” Torrance, 2021

I made it to my parents’ house, where I will stay a week. I’m not technically on vacation since I will be working, but I’m so happy to be here! My parents and I are fully vaccinated so it’s pretty safe to visit according the the CDC guidelines.

After arriving in Torrance and having a beer, we ordered take-out from CoCo Ichibanya and feasted! I had my level-10 curry of course. It was very spicy, but not as spicy as previous visits. Still, very, very good. I’m satisfied. 😊🍛❤

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“CoCo” Torrance, 2021

I hope you had a nice day! またね~

Making Japanese Curry (カレーライス)

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“Pot of Curry” Cedar Park, 2021

The cold weather continues, but so does the hot comfort food. Tonight’s dinner is classic Japanese curry over steamed rice (カレーライス)!

Each pot of curry is made a little differently, depending on ingredients we have on-hand, as well as how spicy we want it. Instead of just showing the finished product, here’s a general overview of the preparation… we don’t have exact measurements – we pretty much eyeball everything for this curry.

First, cook the veggies. This time, we started with garlic, then added onions, carrots, and a diced tomato.

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“Veggies for Curry” Cedar Par, 2021

After the veggies are softened, add warm/hot water to a “good” level. We had some potatoes in the pantry, so we added some potato chunks. See, you gotta just go with the flow on this recipe. 😄 Cover and cook until the potatoes are just about done.

While it was simmering, we cooked some sliced pork in a pan. It’s pretty greasy, so cooking it before adding to the pot is important.

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“Protein for Curry” Cedar Park, 2021

Next, we added the meat to the veggie stew, then covered and let it simmer for a little while longer until the potatoes were done.

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“Basic Stew” Cedar Par, 2021

After all that simmering the meat and veggies’ flavor has really come out. 😛

Now it’s time for the curry. Tonight, we used a mix of three different types. The total was about 9 pieces.

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“Curry Blocks” Cedar Park, 2021

The final step is to spice it up (if desired). We used some Scotch Bonnet hot sauce (about a tablespoon) and dried chili powder (about a teaspoon).

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“Pot of Curry” Cedar Park, 2021

Once all the curry is dissolved into the stew, it’s ready to eat! We like it over steamed rice, with boiled egg, and picked radish. Koa added cheese a la Coco Ichibanya.

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“カレーライス” Cedar Park, 2021

If you make Japanese curry, I’d love to know your technique! 🍛

またね~

Curry Nite

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“Japanese Curry” Cedar Park, 2020

As mentioned in a previous post, the cooler Autumn weather* means we get to enjoy Autumn food**! Tonight it was a big pot of Japanese Curry, also know as Curry Rice (カレーライス)! A family favorite for sure, especially paired with the perfect side dish: Macaroni Salad. Yummm!

* 96° F here in Texas
** we actually eat it year-round, but it feels special in Autumn

Curry Night!

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“Beef Curry” Cedar Park, 2020

Curry Nights are the best! ❤カレーライス

Lots of heat in this one. The eggs don’t look so great (a bit too hard and the eggshells stuck!) but they were yummy. As usual, I ate too much. 😋