Satoshi has been saying that he wants to eat curry for some time now.
So, the other day, we had curry for dinner at a place called Roji (in the Yodobashi Camera Building) in Umeda.
I ordered the vegetable curry and enjoyed it. (By the way, if you are a foreigner, just show your Foreigner ID or Passport and they will give you 100 yen (about US$1) off of your bill.)
For dinner the other night, I copied how they plated their curry.
Spoon curry into the bottom of your bowl, put rice on top and then top with your favorite toppings.
For our topping, I stir fried eggplant, red bell pepper, carrot, eringi mushroom, sweet potato and spinach in EVOO, some salt and pepper until soft. At the end I added some canned corn just to warm.
For the curry, I sauteed onions and then followed the directions on the pre-made roux.
Usually I won't use this pre-made type of roux because of the mad cow disease that was going around in Japan over the years, and because it tends to have a lot of oil/fat(which makes it taste good), and try to make curry from scratch with garam masala and curry powder.
But, my curry usually turns out more soupy, than the thick curry that we usually eat when we are out, and somehow mine does not have enough umph, so I decided to go back and try the pre-made roux.
Actually by doing it this way, you can serve different toppings. Each person could probably have different curries. Plus, I feel that the veggies are more colorful this way, not hidden inside the curry sauce.
Satoshi liked this version. We ate our curry with rakkyo (pickled scallions) & fukujinzuke (a type of pickle often served with curry).
Yodobashi Camera 8F
UPDATE: as of 4/2012 this shop is no longer open at this address
We've had some sunny days and some rainy days this week. Have a good weekend.