Japanese Curry Starter explores the authentic Japanese yellow curry, one of the most surprisingly popular dishes in Japanese cuisine. Warm spices like turmeric combine with hot chiles for a unique and wholly Japanese take on this flavor palate.

When thinking of curry, it’s likely not a dish that many would expect to find in Japanese cuisine. In the late 1800s, curry was introduced to Japan by the British while India was under their colonial rule. According to records, by the 1870s, curry began being served in restaurants around Japan. However, it wasn’t until the early 20th century that the flavor became widely popular after both the Japanese Navy and Army adopted curry into their military meals and diets. It went on to become a staple in Japanese school cafeterias. Now, curry can be found all throughout Japan in both homes and restaurants. Japanese curry can be compared to traditional Indian Madras curry in both their flavors and their bright yellow colors.

Curious Spoon’s Japanese Curry Starter is crafted to bring savory and aromatic Japanese curry flavors to your home kitchen. Simply rehydrate the sauce starter with water and simmer until it reaches the desired consistency. Pair it with meats or vegetables and serve over rice for an authentic and delicious meal! It’s also great as a base for soups, stews, sauces, and marinades.


Spices (including cardamom, fennel, star anise), Coconut milk powder (Coconut milk, maltodextrin, sodium caseinate), Turmeric, Corn starch, Salt, Garlic. Contains: Milk, Tree Nuts.


Combine 1 cup water with contents of packet and bring to a simmer.

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