Best Curry Rice Recipe and Useful Vocabulary List- Where to buy the ingredients

Curry rice (カレーライス, karē raisu) is a very popular dish in Japan. You can find a restaurant that serves curry rice nearby almost all train stations in Japan, or can be cooked easily at home with very simple recipe. The recipe we will be introducing today is the most basic way to make curry yet the most delicious way to cook. Depending on your preference, you can enjoy curry not just with rice but you can also enjoy the curry with udon or bread.

curry rice

Today, let’s try making Curry Rice カレーライス!

Ingredients (材料) – 6 servings

  • 190g- Pork belly block
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 115g – Curry roux
  • 1 potato
  • 830ml – Water
  • Appropriate amount of cooking oil

Step by Step Procedure

1. Peel the potatoes and remove the sprouts. Peel the other vegetables and set aside.

2. Cut the meat and vegetables into bite-sized pieces.

3. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat and fry the meat.

4. Next, add the vegetables and then fry until the onions are transparent.

5. Add water and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.

6. Add the curry roux and simmer for 10 minutes, letting it dissolve completely.

7. Serve and enjoy!


【Vocabulary List】

KanjiHiraganaEnglish
豚バラブロックぶたばらぶろっくPork belly block
人参にんじんCarrot
玉ねぎたまねぎOnion
じゃが芋じゃがいもPotato
食用油しょくようゆCooking oil

Where to buy the ingredients?

Although Japanese convenience stores have variety of items available, in order to buy fresh and wider variety of products, visiting grocery stores is a must. Japan offers a variety of grocery store chains where you can easily do most of your grocery shopping. AEON, Seiyu, Ito-Yokado, Life, and Inageya are among them.

  1. Aeon Supermarket

This supermarket is widely available around Japan and world, having about 19,200 stores. One of the big AEON supermarkets in Tokyo are in Shinjuku, Yokohama, and Shinonome near Odaiba. Here is a link to search for nearby AEON stores: https://www.welcome-aeon.com/storesearch/

2. Seiyu

Seiyu is a very popular and well-known supermarket in Japan having more than 300 stores around. Perhaps, you can imagine that there is Seiyu supermarket nearby almost all major train stations in Tokyo. Seiyu offers wide range of products and known for affordable meat availability. Here is a link to search for nearby Seiyu supermarkets: https://www.seiyu.co.jp/searchshop/

3. Ito-Yokado

At Ito-Yakado, you can buy everything including foods and drinks, cosmetics and drugs, living goods, fashion items, and other high-quality products that are only available in Japan. Ito Yokado stores in Tokyo are located in the family-friendly areas on the outskirts of the city. Here is a link to where you can find Ito-Yokado supermarkets in Tokyo. https://www.itoyokado.co.jp/special/global/en/shops/tokyo/

4. Life

Life is one of the largest supermarkets in Japan with easy accessibility. This supermarket has variety of both fresh and manufactured goods, so if you are looking for home cook materials, Life supermarket would have most of them available! Here is a link to list of Life supermarkets in Tokyo: http://www.lifecorp.jp/store/syuto/index.html

5. Inageya

Inageya is a prominent grocery brand in Tokyo. They primarily sell groceries but they also sell some kitchen supplies and daily essentials. Therefore, if you need to buy both kitchen tools and groceries, Inageya would be right for you! Here is a link to a list of Inageya supermarkets in Tokyo: https://stores.inageya.co.jp/#PREF13000


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