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24 Sep 2017


By Gracie Carroll

What To Make: A Comforting Japanese Curry Recipe From Chef Matsuoka

By Edit Seven

Japanese Curry recipe Aburi Restaurants Canada

Temperatures outside may be heating up but anyone who has had the pleasure of trying a Japanese curry before will appreciate that this dish can be enjoyed at anytime of year. While this curry still involves using a box of Japanese curry roux, Chef Kazuya Matsuoka from Aburi Restaurants Canada has shared his home style Japanese curry recipe that takes it to the next level of delicious. Keep reading for how to make it!

Home Style Japanese Curry Recipe

Makes 6-8 servings

What You Need:

For The Dashi Broth

4 cups water

45g katsuobushi dashi powder

Chef’s point: Katsuobushi dashi has a wonderful aroma and umami,

creating a fantastic base for this curry

For The Curry

1 box Japanese curry roux

1/2lb ground pork

1-2 carrot

1-2 onion

1/2 tbsp grated ginger

3 cloves garlic

1 apple

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tbsp curry powder

½ tbsp cumin powder

1 tbsp honey

1 tbsp ketchup

1 tbsp tonkatsu sauce

1/2 tbsp soy sauce

30g unsalted butter, melted

Touch of cream

Salt and ground black pepper to taste

What To Do:

To Make The Broth

  1. Heat water in a pot over medium heat until boiling
  2. Add katsuobushi dashI powder
  3. Stir well
  4. Set dash broth aside

To Make The Curry

  1. Finely dice carrot and onion
  2. In a pot, heat vegetable oil over medium heat
  3. Add ginger and garlic
  4. Add curry powder and cumin powder
  5. Add onion and sauté until soft and translucent
  6. Add ground pork
  7. Cook until pork is well done
  8. Add diced carrots
  9. Add dashi broth
  10. Cook until boiling, and skim any scrum from surface of broth
  11. Grate peeled apple and add honey
  12. Simmer for additional 15-20 minutes, stirring periodically
  13. Add curry roux (tip: break roux into blocks and slowly dissolve with chopsticks)
  14. Add soy sauce, ketchup, and tonkatsu sauce (Chef’s point: soy sauce adds a sharpness to the curry’s flavour)
  15. Finish with stirring in melted unsalted butter and cream 

Optional: garnish rice with aonori to create a beautiful presentation

Serve & Enjoy!





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