Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Japanese Beef Curry Bowl 牛カレー丼 Ushi Kare Don


Nothing groundbreaking about tonight's dinner but just another popular everyday dish that will please everyone at home. This has to be the easiest curry to make, put your rice cooker on and the curry will be ready when the rice is cooked. I like to brown the meat before adding it in at the last minute, this not only adds a lot more flavour to the dish but also prevents the meat from being overcooked. Peas are added to brighten up the dish and some blanched snow peas for a little crunch. If you are interested in Katsu curry, click HERE.
P.S Use chicken and pork if you do not eat beef. For a vegetarian version, replace meat with firm tofu.

serves 4
you'll need;
500 g of diced beef, marinated with dash of soy, dash of sesame oil and a little corn flour
2 potatoes, peeled and diced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1 onion, diced
150 g of snow peas
1/2 cup of green peas
100 g block of Japanese curry mix
1.5 cups of water



Fry vegetables individually with a little oil.


Pan sear the diced beef on high heat for a 30 seconds, medium rare?  set aside.



Bring water to a boil and add in the vegetables.



Add the curry mix when the vegetables are almost ready.


Finally add in the beef and peas and warm through, the sauce should be quick thick by now.


Ladle some curry over a bed of Japanese rice,  top with a little blanched snow peas and pickled ginger.

48 comments:

  1. Oh you have gone Japanese! :) I love Japanese curry and that is a beautiful bowl of curry rice with the added peas

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  2. おいしい! That's delicious in Japanese hehe! I'm going to make some tonight! I like you fry the beef first and also the blanched snow peas :)

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  3. Great simple dinner...I will have to try this...I hope I can find that curry sauce mix.

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  4. I have katsu curry don at least once a week hehe ! This looks good and I'm going to check out you katsu curry! :)

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  5. CW,
    Haha for a few nights perhaps :) I wanted the dish to look a little prettier, otherwise is quite brown haha

    little panda ,
    ありがとうございました! :)

    Bo,
    Thanks! if you can get the curry mix let me know, I'll email a homemade version.

    KL girl in MELB,
    Oh you are a katsu girl :)

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  6. I like Japanese curry and usually buy the ready pack - SB curry.

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  7. ill definitely make this..looks incredibly delicious!

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  8. Harriet from CarltonMarch 2, 2010 at 6:44 PM

    What a fabulous dinner in 2o minutes! I'll have to look for the curry mix!

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  9. You have made the dish looks so much more attractive by adding the peas and snow peas! I love it!

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  10. This is a great meal for a busy weekday. Japanese curry is full of flavours :)

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  11. What a beautiful meal! I love the beautiful presentation.....the bowl, tray, chopsticks etc....very Japanese style.

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  12. superb dear :) looks awesome

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  13. A great dish - looks almost anglo-saxon to start with, what with the veg & potatoes.

    BTW I think there might be a problem with "blogger" - the no. of comments indicated don't match up to those shown. Also, the comment you left on my blog didn't show although I've copied & pasted it from my e-mail.

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  14. Tigerfish,
    What is the ready pack like?

    zurin,
    Thank you! Please do!

    Harriet,
    Thank you! You can get them at the supermarket these days.

    Yasmin ,
    Thank you, It makes a big different!

    noobcook ,
    Thank you! It is a perfect weeknight meal!

    Mary,
    Thank you! I was just trying to have a little bit of fun.

    Neetz,
    Thank you very much!

    Mr noodles,
    Thank you! Well one theory is, this dish is supposed to imitate an English stew :)
    Don't seem to have the problem just yet!

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  15. Oh I made your katsu curry tonight haha! This is a lot easier and love your effort with the Japanese wares :)

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  16. Oh, you have gone Japanese; i love that dish,
    and the awesome presentation!
    Have a lovely day!
    Betty xx

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  17. That looks great. I've had Japanese curry before but never made my own. Now I'm inspired :) Great for the cooler weather.

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  18. le curry japonnais je ne connais pas mais ton plat me semble délicieux j'aimerai bien y gouter
    bonne journée

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  19. Love it! You are a fantastic cook. Every dish you make is mouthwatering.

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  20. love to eat,
    Oh I do remember you boys love katsu curry. I am very glad you still make it at home! This is a lot easier indeed!

    Betty,
    Thank you very much! :) xxx

    shaz,
    Thank you! Indeed it has been quite chilly here already!

    Fimère ,
    Merci! Vous devez essayer de le refaire:)

    Ju,
    Oh thank you very much! :)

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  21. Darling, This is certainly for me but V thinks Japanese curry is too weird for him haha!
    Sophia xxx

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  22. 嘔!吹起和風來了!賣像很好呀!

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  23. I love Japanese curry but have never tried making it before! Looks great!

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  24. Encore une recette bien savoureuse.
    Ça doit être très bon.
    A bientôt.

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  25. Kids love curry, must try to cook this in one day. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Sophia darling,
    Thanks! I can understand why though! hehe
    Send me some photos of what you have been cooking! xxx

    大肥,
    改一該口味而以:)謝了!

    Sarah Naveen ,
    Thank you very much!

    Shanshan,
    You an see how easy this is!

    Saveurs et Gourmandises ,
    merci beaucoup!
    vous aurez à y goûter!

    Sonia,
    Oh kids will love this :)

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  27. You must be the healthiest person on the planet.

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  28. I think this is the first time I have seen Japanese Beef Curry served in Donburi style... a little odd but very homely!

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  29. Looks awesome, although I've never had Japanese curry. Definitely something to try!

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  30. Adding vegetable makes it more appealing :-)Simple and wonderful dish

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  31. One of my favorites! I usually make it with chicken. I've never had it with beef before but why not. I bet it's delicious.

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  32. My hats off to you for the photos that you take. You make it so easy to follow the step by step process.

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  33. Those photos are just gorgeous! I happen to love Japanese curry and will be giving this a try very soon.Have a wonderful day...Mary

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  34. Hi
    thanx for visiting me...dish looks so colourful ....

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  35. Amazing flavors and a beautiful dish! Excellent pictures!

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  36. wonderful recipe!!looks awesome and tempting!!

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  37. I do love finding new curries and love a curry dinner until summer. The snow peas add grand crunch. Many thanks!

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  38. Hello Hungry Tummies!! Isn't it strange how different cultures have their own unique take on curry. I actually love Japanese curry but I'm always a bit concerned about msg in their sauce packets. And I sometimes wonder if ajinomoto is the point of difference ... or worse ... that its exactly what makes their curry yummy!

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  39. Malar,
    Thank you!

    Alex,
    Haha I am not sure I am :)

    Shirley,
    Haha there are no rules on what can be put in a donburi :)

    Bob,
    Give it a try and let me know what you think.

    Gulmohar,
    Thank you very much :)

    Sook,
    We often use chicken or pork but really we can put anything in if it turns out to be delicious.

    Lady ren,
    Thank you very much! I think they are helpful for people that don't cook that much :)

    Mary,
    Thank you, it is so easy that you simply must :)

    Jagruti,
    Thank you! :)

    5 Star Foodie ,
    Thank you very much! I am still struggling with the camera :)

    kothiyavunu ,
    Thank you very much!

    Claudia,
    Thank you! I'm glad you like it :)

    Temasek,
    It is indeed especially if you read about how curry was introduced to Japan from India via Shanghai in the 1920s. I'm sure msg is used in the mix but they are everywhere, also it is not proven that msg actually causes harm to our body. :) Have it once in a while if that's your concern or I'll try to email you how to make your own Japanese curry roux in a few days time.

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  40. Wow, this is the kind of meal that I like...simple and yet tasty...your beef curry sure looks delicious :-) Great pictures!

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  41. oh love Golden curry used to make this all the time

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  42. Juliana,
    Thank you very much! try it soon!

    Rebecca,
    Haha what a wonderful thing to have in the pantry that is! :)

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  43. I love Jap curry too! It's so different from Malaysian curry but it's tasty too!

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  44. That is a bowl of goodness! Must get some curry blocks later!

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  45. Rita,
    It is very different, I love it! :)

    darren,
    Thank you! Both C and W stocks them now!

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