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The Onigiri Chronicles

6 EpisodesProduced by Rachael -La Fuji MamaWebsite

Join Noriko and Rachael, two friends separated by the Pacific Ocean, as they talk food, cooking, and motherhood.


Episode 6: Hurry, Hurry! Let’s Eat Curry!

In episode 6 Rachael and Noriko delve into all things Japanese curry:
-How did curry end up in Japan?
-The evolution of curry in Japan.
-The different forms that curry comes in: blocks of roux, powdered roux, and microwaveable pouches.
-Curry usually comes in 3 different types: amakuji (sweet), chukara (mild), and karakuji (spicy)
-You can buy curry practically anywhere in Japan—it’s so popular!
-What traditionally goes in “old school” Japanese curry?
-Different regions use different proteins and vegetables.
-Soup curry from Sapporo
-Maze curry from Osaka
-Noriko’s favorite curry udon (time to go to Shikoku so you can try it!)
-Ways to repurpose leftover curry, including kare pan (“curry bread”)
-Dry curry
-Different ways of packing curry in a bento
-Different curry toppings
-Curry for a party!

Curry brands we mentioned
-House Curry
-Vermont Curry
-S&B Curry

Bento setup we mentioned as a possibility for packing curry—
•Zojirushi Mr. Bento Stainless Lunch Jar, 41 Oz, Carbon Black
•Zojirushi Stainless Ms. Bento Steel Vacuum Lunch Jar, 28.5-Ounce

Japanese Curry Recipes:
-Curry Rice:
-Veganized Curry Rice:
-Curry Roux Blocks:
-Curry Ramen:
-Dry Curry:

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