Curry is one of the most popular dishes in Japan. It contains many kinds of spices, vegetables and fruit essences. Japanese curry is usually thicker than curry found in other cuisines. It is served in different forms, for example rice and udon. It's healthier too because there is no coconut milk used when making Japanese curry.
Japanese curry is like stew or gravy, and is served with rice which is appropriately called curry-rice. The ingredients usually consist of potatoes, onions, carrots and any type of meat.
Some curry sauces are made from over 20 varieties of spices and vegetables with no coconut milk used. Vegetables such as onions and carrots are cooked well until disintergrated into the sauce, making a thick and nutritious gravy. It is tasty and well-balance meal that is Japan's favorite and is very popular among people of all ages.
Today, a poll taken in Japan indicates that 95 out of 100 people name curry as their favorite food. It is also the number one favorite home cooked dish in Japanese households. Japanese curry (cumin spice) is believed to help fight brain diseases by enhancing an enzyme that protects brain cells from oxidative damage.
** Asian Online Recipes