I love dumping stuff on my gohan -- do you ever have the
Japanese-style curry ("ka-reh") that's like spooning stew over rice?
> I love dumping stuff on my gohan -- do you ever have
> the Japanese-style curry ("ka-reh") that's like
> spooning stew over rice?
When the Japanese imported "kareh raisu" at the beginning
of the Meiji-jidai, they thought it was a Western dish from
England. The British adopted a style of curry from Bengal,
where it is eaten with rice (Delhi eats it with chapati bread).
This was one factor that facilitated acceptance in Japan.
TABLE TALK: Curry and Rice and the Japanese
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Subject: Food: Curry Rice
Interesting about kare raisu. It was introduced into my family by the
Japanese immigrants in our community (Should I refer to them as
Shin-issei?)--not something the grandparents knew. I think the thought
spooning the curry over rice which was served on a plate (not chawan)
more akin to Western dishes in our minds. It didn't seem strange to us
because we also happen to eat gumbo, red beans and rice and shrimp
a similar fashion. Somehow I don't think of curry rice as a Japanese
much as a "Japanese version of a Western dish" (which it seems to be).