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Rating Japan’s National Dish

  • Published on Jan 31, 2023 veröffentlicht

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  • Raymond Kim
    Raymond Kim Month ago +26

    I grew up eating Japanese curry and it is truly a national icon. There is so much culture around curry in Japan.
    It's a staple dish when you go out camping, as it's a simple dish that everyone can help make. And because it's so dead simple, pretty much everyone has their own version, with different regions and prefectures adding their own local vegetables to make a version unique to their area. And because it's such a reliable dish that's frankly difficult to mess up and fairly healthy, it's one of the main dishes served at schools and during disaster relief.

  • boo
    boo 7 months ago +521

    Things I ALWAYS do to improve my Japanese curry: 1) buy the Java (best imo) or Vermont curry brands, they taste more rich and flavourful than the standard golden curry, 2) caramelize the onions, and add even more onions at the potato + carrot stage so you can see bits of onion in the final dish, 3) add grated apple and cook it down with the other veggies, 4) use good quality beef or chicken stock if you have it, 5) finish with a few knobs of butter, 1 tbsp each of ketchup, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce (or even better - Japanese Bulldog/tonkatsu sauce) and adjust these to taste. Some people even like to add chocolate or coffee to deepen the flavour! These additions will truly make your curry taste and look like the restaurant quality curries you find in Japan!

    • Møøn̑̈ Light
      Møøn̑̈ Light Month ago

      @Bucketz thanks a lot, I'll try to find the most halal one

    • Bucketz
      Bucketz Month ago

      @Møøn̑̈ Light It depends on how strict you are but there is no pork in the curry unless you put it in. The curry cubes have beef concentrate I believe and that beef will not likely be halal certified. In that case you will have to find a vegetarian curry block, these definitely exist. S&B makes one and it is the green one.

    • Møøn̑̈ Light
      Møøn̑̈ Light Month ago

      Idk if these consist of halal ingredients tho and its really important

    • Bucketz
      Bucketz 2 months ago +1

      Some star anise during the simmer and stirring in crushed fenugreek leaves at the end also does wonders. I do my own spice mix which is 1/3 generic yellow curry powder, 1/3 garam masala and 1/3 fenugreek with cayenne pepper to taste.

    • Miles Johnson
      Miles Johnson 2 months ago

      I like to add pork Katsu as well.

  • Nightingale21
    Nightingale21 Month ago +4

    Since I've made curry for Christmas I eat it every day now (made it again after it was over). I'm obsessed. The pre made pack is too expensive here, so I just make the roux myself (takes 5 minutes), like my grandma taught me. Since then I've tried again, thickening with corn starch. It worked great, but I still prefer the result with the roux.

  • grass man
    grass man Month ago +4

    my mouth was watering while listening to this, this sounds so goddamn good

  • Gideon Cheung
    Gideon Cheung 4 months ago +52

    Actually, my family from Hong Kong used to make Japanese curry rice using ACTUAL CHOCOLATE instead of that chunk. And it tasted awesome!

    • R'atoh
      R'atoh 2 months ago +9

      Chocolate is a classic add in for curry rice but it doesn't replace the roux since that contains the actual curry spices.

  • Irina Fersch
    Irina Fersch 6 months ago +57

    Instantly bought the golden curry blocks and tried this yesterday, mixing veggies in my fridge, adding a fish filet made in the oven and of course, rice. It was delicious and it will definitely be added to the family menu! 🙏🏻

  • missourifever
    missourifever 7 months ago +28

    Every Japanese has a word or two about how to make curry rice. Of course it is all about the meat and the brand, but each person has his or her own secret condiments. For example, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, fruit, honey, and some even add coffee or chocolate. Anyway, I am very glad you enjoy Japanese curry rice!
    Keep up good work!

  • 1 Terrible South American

    Curry it’s still an Asian thing, I’m excited to try it

  • Legean Florin
    Legean Florin 2 months ago

    Bravo! Fain frumos romantic drăguț atrăgător

  • Nat G
    Nat G 4 months ago +24

    i have japanese and peruvian roots, and i’m very proud to say that both cultures have amazing food. you should do a peruvian dish next, maybe ceviche or lomo saltado, there are plenty of options really :)

    • Bookworm'd
      Bookworm'd 2 months ago +2

      No waaaay. My great grandmother had Peruvian ancestry but the rest is Japanese, so I’m a Japanese- Korean(dad) with Peruvian roots too!!

    • Patch Eckert
      Patch Eckert 4 months ago +1

      After I got to try Peruvian food a couple years ago I am obsessed! It is so amazing!

  • Queen Iman
    Queen Iman 2 months ago +2

    When will you try Somali food ?

  • ハム会長
    ハム会長 2 months ago +7

    Nice curry, but just some tips:
    Half a carrot, half an onion.1 mediun size potato 200g meat per 1 packet.
    so, for the curry you made you need to double your curry cubes.(that is why it was a bit watery)
    Also, you want to use a bigger pot so you can take the scum easier
    lastly, better melt the cubes first before putting it into the pot.
    This prevents the cube from just sinking end burning at the bottom of the pot.
    Anyways, great job!
    (side note: you can add some cumin/garam masala in the end for better flavour)

  • Silvana Martínez
    Silvana Martínez 7 months ago +31

    I will try this curry, it looks amazing! I would love for you to try the Mexican national dish, mole poblano, but damn, good mole paste is hard to find overseas and making it from scratch is... well... it's a complicated dish lol

  • Madi Imen
    Madi Imen Month ago +1

    couscous topped with meat and vegetables from tunisia

  • L L
    L L 4 months ago +6

    YEAH I LOVE JAPANESE CURRY since I am Japanese, but if there was Fukujinzuke instead of Kimchi, the score would be 10/10 for me 🤤

    • SungJu Yea
      SungJu Yea Month ago +1

      Absolutely agree. kimchi is another good choice to go with Japanese curry though:)

  • butterfly bush
    butterfly bush 6 months ago +11

    i love to make japanese curry when i am almost out of groceries. i always have the curry around so i just add whatever random fresh or frozen veggies i have left, sometimes chinese sausage too!

  • Kisanorame
    Kisanorame 4 months ago +2

    I love Japanese curry rice, I make mine with ground beef but otherwise it's pretty similar to how you do it. I have also put mushrooms and beets in with much success and I've had it at restaurants that had peas in it and it was good. I also like to layer the veggies in the pot in order of what needs the most cooking so mushrooms/onions, carrots, potatoes and then pre cooked beef on top and I also do the entire veggie cook/simmer with the curry mix already in instead of adding it at the end so that everything is nicely infused with curry goodness.

  • Fluffy Canterbury
    Fluffy Canterbury 7 months ago +9

    Such a hearty recipe, I'll save this for cold autumn evenings 🔥

  • Emerald Skye
    Emerald Skye 7 days ago

    Japanese curry is one of my fav dishes so I'm glad to see some ways I could make it even better, both from the vid and comments.

  • Pedro Sereno
    Pedro Sereno 7 months ago +59

    You should totally try Portuguese food. We have a lot of good stuff! We have *Cozido à Portuguesa* (Portuguese stew), *sardinhas assadas* (grilled sardines), *Bacalhau à Brás* (cod with potato and beaten eggs, all mixed) and many others.

    • Vytaute Merkyte
      Vytaute Merkyte 3 months ago

      @KWOOWK Try Lithuania! Cepelinai is life. Though it might be hard to make.

    • Pedro Sereno
      Pedro Sereno 4 months ago +1

      @NC Existential I had to Google that. 😅 No, we don't have Nando's... We just have "churrasqueira" (barbeque) everywhere: places where spicy chicken are sold are so common here, it's not really a franchise.
      But on that note, the ones that distinguish themselves are the ones that either sell BBQ suckling pig (Bairrada) or BBQ rabbit (Ribatejo), because they're less common (but roast rabbit, made in the oven, is very common).

    • NC Existential
      NC Existential 4 months ago

      you also have Nandos

    • Hasspass
      Hasspass 5 months ago

      @KWOOWK I've been asking you to do Sudan for months.
      Could you please do it

    • Voidlight 0
      Voidlight 0 6 months ago

      @Space cat isn't Feijoada also Brazils national dish with colonisation and all? Maybe choose a different food for the Portuguese because of that

  • Emma Featherston
    Emma Featherston 6 months ago +4

    I made this to tonight and it was amazing ! It tasted exactly like the Japanese restaurant near my house! Keep it up 👍

  • Tyrantstorm
    Tyrantstorm 7 months ago +14

    Honestly I really loved the video production on this. Beautiful editing!

    • Hasspass
      Hasspass 5 months ago

      @KWOOWK Could you do Sudan, I'm genuinely begging.

    • KWOOWK
      KWOOWK  7 months ago +1

      wow thanks so much

  • 菅原さんの妻
    菅原さんの妻 7 months ago +3

    Oh heck yeah!! Golden curry is awesome! I have been having this brand since I was in elementary school. After I opened my lunchbox with this curry, my classmates said it was stinky!! They were really missing out this hidden gem lol 🤣🤣🤣

  • Proudable
    Proudable 6 months ago +6

    Please do the national dish of Belgium, Flemish stew with French Frites and a glass of a good traditional beer.

  • Freddy D
    Freddy D 7 months ago +5

    I realy wanna see a version off our lovely german HAUSMANNSKOST !
    Love your Videos. Im a broke student and i'm just cooking your recepies since i found your channel 🥰

  • Jay Bird-Hate
    Jay Bird-Hate 7 months ago +13

    Please try Polish food. I would advise you to make our dumplings (we call them pierogi here), they are quite easy to make and don't take 10 years to get used to them lol.

    • FRGWYN
      FRGWYN 5 months ago

      Polish food better than Ukraine food tho

    • FRGWYN
      FRGWYN 5 months ago

      Pierogis are good but in a way a slider is good compared to a burger because dumplings just win.

    • FRGWYN
      FRGWYN 5 months ago

      The fact that you have to beg people to try polish food shows everything.

  • Z-Man
    Z-Man 7 months ago +3

    I love your vids they teach me about foods I never knew about

  • YellowJellow923
    YellowJellow923 7 months ago +2

    You are an amazing chef OMG!!! You make me soooo hungry ever time I watch your videos 🤤🤤🤤

  • Mihkail
    Mihkail Month ago +1

    I love curries, but for me, Japanese brown curry is one of the most satisfying meals.

  • Gratis
    Gratis 7 months ago +1

    finally japanese one! i really like curry because it's very simple to make!

  • Hikari Yumi
    Hikari Yumi 3 months ago

    I live in a tiny city without asian supermarkets but during lockdown i really wanted to try making that, so instead I found a way to make the spices mix myself (I dont make it as thick as the cubes though, i just thicken the broth afterwards to my liking) and i love it so much. I keep making it for my friends and since its always so much and cheap to make, i keep freezing portions for when my need for comfort food hits. i enjoy putting in some sour apples and dark cocoa depending on the mood. One day i want to try it with fish instead of meats.. its such a forgiviing dish, you can mess it up as you want... itll always turn out okay after a bit experimenting.
    ah anyway, I love it so much and one day i want to try an authentic japanese curry somewhere haha

  • Karol Ka
    Karol Ka 7 months ago +1

    Omg, thank you for this recipe, it was sooo delicious 😍

  • Suhh dude
    Suhh dude 6 months ago +1

    Japanese curry will always be one of my favorites. Especially while I’m a poor college student

  • Caroline Gomez-Tom
    Caroline Gomez-Tom 7 months ago

    If you add chicken katsu or mochiko chicken, this would be one of my favorite dishes of all time! Great videos!

  • Myke Boi
    Myke Boi 7 months ago +10

    Could you please do Finland? Finnish food dosent get enough love 😅

  • Savage Antelope
    Savage Antelope 7 months ago +1

    3:04 Nice to know how you used the pre made one because my family used a similar one from a brand called glico.

  • Mad Audi
    Mad Audi 7 months ago +4

    Amazon has this brand of curry available. I order from there.
    I give my Japanese curry a 9/10.

  • Songhee Choi
    Songhee Choi 7 months ago +6

    I loved you tasted the curry with some kimchi🥰🥰 In Korea, it is a must to eat that plate with kimchi cause it balances really well the mild/sweet flavor of the curry with some spiciness❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥

  • that1animefan
    that1animefan 2 months ago

    To improve this you should coat the beef with flour, then eggs, then panko bread crumbs, then fry it

  • j.c man
    j.c man 2 months ago +3

    Damn, it's so weird that Japanese Curry is Japan's national dish considering it's not what you'd think when you think Japanese food. I can give this to a commoner and they would never guess Japan.

  • Mincat
    Mincat 6 months ago +2

    I have this exact pot at 1:08 that’s also used for the curry. Mines red, that’s beriberi cool.

  • tony antony
    tony antony 7 months ago +18

    Japanaese curry seems really similiar to what we make in Kerala (south india) called kerala beef curry. I think the main difference between the two is use of spices. Our curry has so many different spices and also we add coconut milk and ghee to thicken the curry. Ofcourse, Japanese curry has its root in indian curry

    • tony antony
      tony antony 5 months ago +1

      @米空軍パイロット thanks for the information 😊

    • 米空軍パイロット
      米空軍パイロット 5 months ago +1

      There is a missing link in the creation of Japanese curry that is often not discussed and that is the British Royal Navy. When Japan was building its modern in the late 19th and early 20th century, it looked to Britain as the strongest navy in the world and copied everything it could. This included food, and Britain adopted ingredients and recipes from its colony in India and modified them for use in the Royal Navy. The Japanese then took this new British curry and spread it throughout their own navy to fix their malnutrition problems.

  • Lazerfire
    Lazerfire 7 months ago +6

    Bro try 🇧🇩Bangladesh's breakfast🍽👍

  • Noa
    Noa 7 months ago

    I'm happy that you liked my country's cuisine🥰

  • Gautier TRAN
    Gautier TRAN Month ago +1


  • zxcvbnm
    zxcvbnm 4 months ago

    Yunno, Japanese curry is one of the most warming dish I’ve ever tried as I was living in hk

  • BaiLin
    BaiLin 7 months ago +8

    3:54 omg your pickled white radish evolved into Kimchi I think??

  • Dhdh Jjznjss
    Dhdh Jjznjss 7 months ago +3

    You should try Malaysian's Nasi Lemak

  • Park yubin
    Park yubin 7 months ago +1

    Yay thank you so much for doing Japan ✌🏻

  • erik19borgnia
    erik19borgnia 6 months ago +1

    You should try the national dish from Argentina: locro. It's kind of a stew based on corn, potato, pumpkin, beans, meat and vegetables. There are too many ways to prepare it, but it's pretty good, and better on winter :)

  • coucou Brandy10
    coucou Brandy10 5 months ago

    Honestly I tried it in a Japanese restaurant over here with friends and we were quite perplexed : there's hardly any curry taste ! The veggies okay, how can you call it a curry ?

  • András Botár
    András Botár 7 months ago

    Îți mulțumesc pentru calitatea excelentă! Felicitări din Ungaria!

  • AXLplosion
    AXLplosion 5 months ago

    i'm making this at 2am right now and i'm not even hungry
    my apartment is filled with amazing smells right now

  • vio tatar
    vio tatar 7 months ago +2

    Yeees ,Japan !!! I love Japan🥰

  • taki gyori
    taki gyori 7 months ago

    I'm from Japan and we eat this a lot and a love it

  • Arka Jyoti Roy
    Arka Jyoti Roy 6 months ago +2

    If you try Indian don't even take think about taking 'kichdi' according to google. I believe biriyani is the unofficial non veg national dish.

  • Ironboy32
    Ironboy32 Month ago

    Why the kimchi, that's Korean...

  • Henrique Erzinger
    Henrique Erzinger 4 months ago +1

    I do like curry better so I'm happy you chose it, but I'm pretty sure the actual national dish for Japan is Ramen.

  • Eimantas Neverauskas
    Eimantas Neverauskas 6 months ago

    You should try Lithuanian food we have 2 national food "Šaltibarščiai" it is nice cold soup that doesn't look like any other soup this soup colour is pink and second food is "cepelinai" that is meed inside potato it is really good

  • mei
    mei 3 months ago

    hi kwoowk i watch ur vids a lot and was wondering when you were gonna do the serbian national dish

  • Seton B
    Seton B 7 months ago

    Bruh I was thinking of try and making curry for the first time in my life and you just posted this video. Thanks

  • Nitu Kumari
    Nitu Kumari 6 months ago

    I love watching your videos and i would really like seeing you try byriani from India

  • Green Best
    Green Best 6 months ago

    Try national Slovakia food called "halušky" u will love it.

    DARK FANTASY 3 months ago

    Lol- curry rice is everyday meal of Indians too :) We all have it in lunch time mostly, But anyway yours is incredible

    AF MEDIA 7 months ago +1

    Hey KWOOWK!!!!!! make and rate my Malaysian breakfast Nasi Lemak for the next video

  • Roaa Mohamed
    Roaa Mohamed 7 months ago +6

    Bro u NEED to try the Egyptian one it is so freaking good like HOLY

  • krihs
    krihs Month ago

    I had no idea golden curry was authentic japanese curry 😳

  • Hyperlands Gaming
    Hyperlands Gaming 7 months ago +10

    You should try an Indian dish named pav bhaji which is basically flavorful curry with spongy and crispy bread 🇮🇳

    • ZombieXDGamer 🏳️‍🌈⃠
      ZombieXDGamer 🏳️‍🌈⃠ 5 months ago

      @Krish Gupta yeah but he ain’t gonna eat every state dishes

    • Krish Gupta
      Krish Gupta 6 months ago

      @R⃣ the thing is which of our dish is national we've only got state dishes 🫡😏

    • R⃣
      R⃣ 7 months ago

      It not national

  • Sugarist0
    Sugarist0 2 months ago

    Low-key want to see him make handmade soba

  • Køżūmė Kūrøø
    Køżūmė Kūrøø 6 months ago +1

    Wow! Now do The Philippines!!🇵🇭🇵🇭

  • SonZai
    SonZai 4 months ago

    i like short and enjoyable contents its perfect

  • Jay Pham
    Jay Pham 7 months ago +1

    Yo I made Japanese curry yesterday this is insane timing

  • Harmoshka_igraet
    Harmoshka_igraet 6 months ago

    Can't wait for you to taste Ukrainian Borsch and rate it! It always has a very different reaction from foreigners, so I'm looking forward to yours!

    • Henrique Erzinger
      Henrique Erzinger 4 months ago

      There was some book a read a long time ago that made me really want to try Borscht. Only when I went to look for a recipe I realized it's made from beets, which I can't eat for the love of me... I was so disappointed hahaha
      But literature makes it sound so amazing my disappointment is mainly on me for being such a picky eater.

  • p.j
    p.j 7 months ago

    please try feijoada from brazil :D

  • St. Haborym
    St. Haborym 2 months ago

    It tastes even better if you mix it up really well before eating

  • Levi
    Levi 6 months ago

    I personally prefer chicken instead of beef in my curry because the taste of chicken in a curry kinda fits better.
    What do yall think?

  • Abdul Salam
    Abdul Salam 7 months ago

    Could you please try 5 curry soru. It actually has daalcha, flavored rice, white kurma, birni (sweet to have in the end)
    This food is little heavy, but trust me it is worth giving a shot. Hope you will like it.

  • Minastir1
    Minastir1 4 months ago

    Traditional accompaniment would be pickled onions. Yes, the british style pickled onions.

    HXMST3R 7 months ago

    Try Philippines “Tapsilog” its something you can buy for breakfast in philippines the shop is called “ tapsihan / tapsi “
    I like “chicksilog” which is tapsilog but chicken “ tapsilog “ the dish is tapa which is pork im not sure tho Second fried rice and im not really sure what kind of fried rice but i just know its fried rice cause i just ate it for breakfast today and third put some egg at the top of the fried rice 😀👍 its so delicious you should definitely cook it
    ( you can go to philippines beacuse other people are welcomed always and pilipinos can speak english everyone in the philippines can speak it your welcome to go there ) now please do it im. Not forcing but alot of people want you to do it 🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭

  • arshia sensi
    arshia sensi 4 months ago +2

    Plssss make ghorme sabzi❤️🇮🇷

  • Walter Morales
    Walter Morales 2 months ago

    I'm still waiting for you to try pupusas from El Salvador!

  • Feelings
    Feelings 7 months ago

    You should try the national dish of Barbados it is very good in my opinion.

  • Exploshaun
    Exploshaun 5 months ago

    I need the full story of that chocolate mistake.

  • Rlqc1000
    Rlqc1000 4 months ago

    Try Couscous its so good its a very good Algerian dish!

  • Sharen Ruggles
    Sharen Ruggles 7 months ago

    You should do Canada sometime we have a great dish

  • Jo J
    Jo J Month ago +1

    Aw yeah, I have been making this type of curry soooo often over the last months! It's sooo delicious!!

  • dingDitch
    dingDitch 7 months ago

    I always thought there was breaded fried chicken on top of it

    PORKYGOAT 7 months ago

    You should try it with chicken, really good

  • Jysethia / せつこ
    Jysethia / せつこ 6 months ago


  • Baby Yoda
    Baby Yoda 7 months ago +2

    Please, 🙏 try Bulgarian food🇧🇬

  • JustDo8
    JustDo8 7 months ago

    Your channel is growing fast! I use to remember when I susbcribe when you are only in 26.1k subscribers keep it going man!

  • Balder Leidland
    Balder Leidland 7 months ago +1

    Try the Norwegian national dish: fårikål 🇳🇴🍗🥬

  • ConortheGamer bean
    ConortheGamer bean 7 months ago

    Can you do ireland next pls I want to see it I have never tried it and I want to see what it is I am irish so I want to see it

  • JackieFriday
    JackieFriday 7 months ago

    Do the American hamburger next, I want to see how it compares lol

  • Ahmed Abu Anas
    Ahmed Abu Anas 6 months ago

    Bruh you must try Bangladeshi national food. Love from Bangladesh 🇧🇩❤️

  • Kaung Si Thu
    Kaung Si Thu 7 months ago

    Please try dishes from Myanmar (Burma). Thanks man!

  • м¡uм¡и ت
    м¡uм¡и ت 7 months ago +1

    Could you do poland please? 🇵🇱

  • foodigang
    foodigang 7 months ago +1

    Make video on North Indian breakfast it is so delicious

  • Retyc
    Retyc 7 months ago

    Make Ukrainian national dish:
    Borsch or vareniki

  • hanea
    hanea 3 months ago

    lemme just say how cute your rice cooker is 🤍