Recommended by enthusiasts! 10 strongest retort curries in Japan[Curry front line # 8]

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It is an invention that Japan is proud of in the world, and its quality continues to improve.Retort curry.. While major manufacturers are developing products that are tied up with famous curry stores nationwide, recently there has been a movement for curry stores to voluntarily sell retorts. It is exactly the “retort warring states period”. Nowadays, it’s hard to go around the whole country curry, so why not enjoy the taste of famous restaurants all over Japan at home. This time, from among the many famous retort curries,10 items that seem to be particularly wonderful in terms of taste and reproducibilityI’d like to introduce_______
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1.[Osaka / Umeda]”Watanabe Curry” Chicken Curry

Watanabe Curry ”Chicken Curry Retort Package

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594 yen (tax included)
About 10 years ago, Mr. Watanabe was the master of “bar Mahakara” in Ebisu, Tokyo. Since that time, I have been making curry by combining milt, ankimo and oysters with curry based on South Indian cuisine. After that, he opened “Watanabe Curry” over Osaka. Finally, by the time the Michelin Guide wins the Bib Gourmand.
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Chicken curry that promotes the fusion of Japanese soup stock and spices that has been pursued since the “Mahakara” era. Even the retort pouch expresses its individuality firmly, and it can only be said as expected! We also recommend the retort-packed keema “Kurobuki”, which is made black with squid ink.
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2.[Ishikawa / Toyama]”Champion Curry” x “Taj Mahal” Chancare Black Kashmir Curry

Chancare's Black Kashmir Curry Retort Package

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432 yen (tax included)
Retort pouch was born as the first step of “HOT UP! Hokuriku”, an activity to liven up Hokuriku with curry. It is attracting attention because it is a collaboration between two long-established stores, Ishikawa “Champion Curry (nicknamed Chancare)” and Toyama “Taj Mahal”.
Chancare's black kashmir curry served on a plate

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The rich flavor and richness of Kanazawa curry, plus the spice of Indian curry. It is finished in a delicious awakening from the brain. Very spicy and highly addictive!

3.[Niigata]”Bandai Soba” Bus Center Curry

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998 yen (tax included)
“Bandai Soba” curry at the Bandai City Bus Center in Niigata. It is called “bus center curry” and is loved as a local gourmet that represents Niigata.
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The yellow visuals, the high viscosity, the stimulus of the chili pepper and the black pepper that comes after a mild eating feeling … It is reproduced wonderfully in the retort pouch. It is a gem that somehow becomes addictive while having a texture that goes the opposite of the spice curry that is popular these days.

4.[Ogikubo, Tokyo]”Yoshida Curry” Keema Curry (Medium Spicy)

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1,380 yen (tax included)
“Yoshida Curry” is a unique curry shop where you can line up. It is a retort curry that is too precious, as the owner himself builds a factory for retort and pouches and sells the curry that he has prepared. As a retort, it is very popular despite being an exceptional 1,380 yen including tax. When I sold it at my event “Tokyo Curry Culture” held at Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro in October 2020, I sold 500 meals in 3 days!
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There are two bags in the high-class package without food photos. One is the base curry and the other is the dry keema. Combine them with reference to the arrangement in the shop and top with egg yolk to complete “Yoshida Curry” at home. The quality is very high, so it is reasonable to think of it as the price for one meal. Moreover, you can get it without lining up! It is a dish that changes the concept of retort curry.

5.[Tokyo / Ginza]”Bangera’s Kitchen” Beans Curry

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650 yen (tax included)
A big break as Japan’s first Mangaluru restaurant (South Indian cuisine using seafood). Ginza’s famous store “Bangera’s Kitchen”, which won the Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand, has advanced to retort curry. Bean curry, which is a rare “vegetable” menu for retort pouches, is surprisingly delicious.
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Healthy specifications such as mung bean and tomato, but spicy. It’s hot and spicy, and it goes well with rice and bread.

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