You might be wondering how curry is made and why is this one of the most popular dishes made in Japan. Well, curry originates from Indian cuisine; it was brought to the Japanese island back in the last century by the Brits. Since then it has evolved into one of the most delicate and interesting dishes made in Japan, and one that you definitely need to try.

Curry is mixed with a wide variety of vegetables with the addition of meat, in most cases beef or pork. Currently, there are three main varieties of the dish curry rice, curry Udon, and curry bread. The one that the people most often look for, simply known as “curry”, is curry rice.

So why should you look for this recipe and make it at home? Is it possible that the Japanese take on this Indian food has been modified to such a degree that it can be called a national dish? While the origins of the dish are definitely not from the Japanese peninsula, curry has been modified over the decades by the Japanese to us to such a degree that its own unique take is quite different from its original form. 

That is exactly what we’re going to explore in this article. We want to make it easier for you not only to get the ingredients, but also to make your own customized recipe that will delight you.

Before we jump into it, we must mention the Japanese curry mix is not only meant to be eaten hot but you can also eat it cold. Some prefer to leave it rest as it will taste better the second day. We searched for the best recipe around and decided that Japanese chicken curry is not only easy to make but a really good step-by-step guide on how to create your own curry.

We will walk you through, we intend to help you find all the necessary ingredients so that you can follow the recipe. It would probably be best to open the other article in a new tab to follow it . If you do so, not only will you prepare a delicious curry, but you will be a step closer to preparing a Japanese box for tomorrow.

There is nothing better than eating your own food without needing to prepare it when you’re lazy. So without further delay, let this deep dive into the recipe and discover the intricacies of curry.

The recipe we’ll be following today is the curry with chicken. We will always serve curry with a sizable portion of rice. And while the name would suggest that it’s spicy, which it is, the taste of curry is much sweeter than what you would expect.

To successfully prepare your first Japanese curry mix, we’ll need to prepare our ingredients. Below you can find the list of all the necessary ingredients and our recommendations for which products to acquire – make sure to get the Japanese curry roux!

This is the most important excerpt of the recipe:

  1. 1.2 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs 
  2. Freshly ground black pepper
  3. ½ Tbsp ginger
  4. 2 cloves garlic
  5. 1½ Tbsp neutral flavor oil (vegetable, canola, etc)
  6. 1 box Japanese curry roux (1 box = 7 oz or 200 g) 
  7. 1½ Tbsp soy sauce

While some ingredients are quite common, we would like you to pay special attention to the ones we listed. And in order to help you make your recipe even easier, for the ones that are harder to find we took the extra effort in finding the best products in the market that you can use. Below we will list the products that are most commonly not found in our kitchen shelves.

Yae
  • This brand has consistently proven to deliver results. This powder is completely gluten free and non-GMO, making it a perfect ingredient for our curry. As it is stated, this powder comes from the organically grown dehydrated ginger that was prepared at low temperatures to make it rich in nutrient content.
Yae! Organics 3oz/20 Servings Organic Ginger Root Powder

ORGANIC, NON-GMO, GLUTEN FREE: We dehydrate pure organic ginger at a low temperature that makes the powder fresh, keeping its nutrients intact. It’s completely gluten-free and non-GMO.


CoCo Ichibanya Curry
  • This super pack of six different packages is sure to tingle your senses. It’s simple to prepare and it tastes deliciously. What’s more, this carefully selected sixpack can be used in various different recipes and is suitable for any kind of food preference.

Now that you have all the ingredients, including the Japanese curry roux, ready you’re ready to begin creating the best curry. I’ll probably take you only around an hour to complete everything, and will give you enough food for six whole servings. If you’re in a hurry, we hope you clicked on the link above and got your own Japanese curry roux. 

However, if you have more time, as you probably saw in the last article, it’s also advisable to take the time to prepare your own Japanese curry roux. Doing so will benefit you tremendously.

When making the Japanese curry mix, it’s important to pay attention to your body. In the beginning it’s quite a good idea to follow the recipe by the book. However, as you get more skilled, try to incorporate the ingredients your body needs. In the long run this will not only make a tastier recipe for you, but will also provide more health benefits. You will notice that in no time; you will be making your own Japanese curry mix and others would want to learn from you. 

At the beginning especially pay attention to cooking times for this recipe. We found that many beginners often make a subpar meal because of the timing. However, don’t worry after just a couple of tries your own Japanese curry mix will start to feel differently.

While making the Japanese curry box is not an easy thing, you can also find a lot of variance on the Internet and order them online. We suggest you take a step-by-step approach to this recipe as well, master the basics first and take your time moving up the Japanese curry box. 

We know you would like to master everything now especially the Japanese curry box, and trust us we get impatient as well, but that is exactly what we need to practice. Would you rather have a Japanese curry box honed by time and experience, or would you like your Japanese curry box to remind you of your mistakes?

Thank you for taking the time to read through this article. We are delighted that we could help you at least a little bit on your journey to making Japanese food. There are many articles on our site which can help you with the cuisine and get your spirit aligned to the Japanese element. 

Also, be sure to check the recipe link and to leave the positive comment for the creator of the recipe. They put in a lot of time and effort in creating it and bringing it to you, so we want to give them respect as well. 

If there is one thing we hope you take from this recipe and the guide overall, is to go step-by-step and acquire the right ingredients. Taking things slowly and patiently with right ingredients will produce a dish that will leave you satisfied for days.

CoCo Ichibanya Curry

This list is a retort package set of 6 kinds of prepared CoCo ICHIBANYA curry.


Mikasa Jones
Mikasa grew up in the dynamic Harlem neighborhood of New York City. Mikasa defines herself as an adaptive young woman who has been immersed into various cultures not just in the United States, but also her mother's hometown in Yokohama, Japan. She is a chef by profession and is an active member of the American Culinary Federation. She swears by a cup of hot matcha after a long day, saying that it helps her relax and focus on her tasks on a day-to-day basis.

Japan Daily Press is one of her outlets for sharing information with readers about the accessibility of commercially available Japanese products. She thinks that the misconception of sub-standard quality and taste of commercial food should be erased because there are a lot of manufacturers that are really stepping up their game in terms of developing products that are as close to authentic as possible.