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Yaki Curry

Yaki Curry

Yaki Curry or bAked curry in English is a specialty dish in Kitakyushu city, especially the Mojiko region (Fukuoka prefecture). In Chinese culture, we have a lot of baked rice dishes and curry is one of them but however this one is quite different. So the put the rice into this iron plate and then crack an egg in the middle. Then they pour hot boiling curry over the top and topping it with cheese before the bake it in the oven. To eat this dish, you are suppose to break the egg and then mix it up with the curry, cheese and rice. Most shops uses those store bought curry rue cubes while some have their own special curry recipes. I have been to 3 different shops and only one of them had a different type of curry.

Yaki curry

Yaki curry

Breaking the egg inside

Breaking the egg inside

Another recent specialty is a more modern take on the Yaki curry with banana slices in it. It has a nice balance of spice and sweetness to it. However you can taste that they use those curry rue cubes so it's not really homemade. It is really unusual to find banana and curry together so if you want to try something special the. I would recommend trying this dish.

Banana yaki curry

Banana yaki curry

Breaking the egg inside of the banana yaki curry

Breaking the egg inside of the banana yaki curry

The 3rd shop I went to had the best curry since it wasn't that flavour I always taste. This shop's curry had a Thai flavour to it, it's like a fusion between a Japanese-Western classic with a Thai style twist to it. Though the prices here is a little bit more but I think it was worth it since it has a better flavour and don't have to go through all the long lineups. Many Japanese people only check a few sites and usually just lineup for the top 2-3 shops, so why bother when you can come to this shop and have something much more different yet still very local to the area?

Thai style yaki curry with veggies

Thai style yaki curry with veggies

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Jaja-men

Jaja-men

Jaja-men is what we westerners know as Jajangmyeong, a Korean noodle dish. In Korea they use a thick noodle made from white wheat flour while the sauce made from dark soybean paste. However the infamous B class gourmet dish of Iwate prefecture, Jaja-men is a little different from its Chinese and Korean counterparts. The noodles used for Morioka Jaja-men is similar to those of udon but however the paste is a mixture of meat and miso paste served along with cucumbers. Before mixing and eating, local people of Morioka like to add 2 rounds of vinegar, 1 round of chili oil, grated garlic and grated ginger. After mixing everything together Bon appetite. If the flavour is not strong enough, you may add more according your taste. After your finished use a slice of pickled ginger to crap everyone in the bowl into the middle then crack a raw egg into the bowl. Beat the egg well and call a waiter over and say "chi-tan kudasai", they will add hot soup into your bowl which will cook the egg. You can drink the soup immediately after the soup is added.

Jaja-men

Jaja-men

Chi-tan after Jaja-men

Chi-tan after Jaja-men

PS: It is ok to have noodles left over for Chi-tan.

Posted by Ohana_Matsumae 03:03 Archived in Japan Tagged snow japan ice festival seafood meat hokkaido cold tohoku bean sushi udon noodles ramen sauce morioka miso iwate jajamen jajangmyeon Comments (0)

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