In this article, we'll explore Japanese curry and tell you everything you need to know about the taste and texture, how it's different from Indian curry and, of course, the best ways to enjoy it.
While Thai and Indian curries are creamy, Japanese curries are more like stew. They're often thicker than Thai curries, but their richness is not the same as there does not tend to be coconut milk in them.
Another thing that makes Japanese curry stew-like is that there are hunks of vegetables, including carrots and potatoes, and bits of meat.
Though Japenese curry is not traditionally vegan, it's totally veganizable, and we'll show you how to make it below.
What Is Japanese Curry Made Of?
The basic ingredients of Japanese curry involve beef, vegetables, garlic, Indian curry spices like garam masala and curry powder, soy sauce or a similar condiment, sweetener and sometimes apple.
To make vegan Japanese curry, you could use a mock meat or tofu or just go with the hearty veggies. Adding grated apple will make it sweeter while using fresh ginger will spice it up. Before adding tofu to your curry, remove the excess moisture first using a tofu press. If you're new to pressing tofu, check out our list for the best tofu press so you can have a guide on which one to buy.