Monday, February 14, 2011

Japanese Curry Rice

I miss Japanese food. We used to have HUGE nights at Izakya Yatai (a sort of Japanese Tapas bar). I can't eat Japanese food these days unless I make it myself. Back when we hosted International students while they studied English Language at the university near us, a favourite dinner for homesick Japanese students was curry rice, made with a roux mix you can get at the supermarket. Japanese curry is delicious - quite different from Indian or Thai flavours (which are also delicious), and I have missed it. THEN, I found this blog - the guy who owns this is called Marc Matsumoto - he is as cute as a button and he posts ingredients and a method to encourage you to wing it - to try something you might otherwise not even dream of. He has a post for Curry Rice. I tried it the other day - I changed his recipe a bit - used up some caramelized onion marmelade I had (so I left out the apple Marc suggests); I'd run out of cayenne - so I used a bit of curry powder... It worked just great - we both had seconds! Check him out - he's not only into Japanese food...

1 comment:

Petra said...

If you ever visit Sydney you have to go to Matsuri, a Japanese restaurant, in Surry Hills - the entire menu is gluten free - even the tempura!