Curry Powder, Japanese
Curry’s introduction to Japan was not from India but via the British Royal Navy in the 19th century. Today, curry enjoys great popularity in Japan, although the dish tends to be more gravy-like and sweet than curries you'll find elsewhere.
The spice itself is more herbaceous than our other curry varieties, with notes of oregano and sage. It's a great comfort dish and pleases a crowd. Make a roux with butter and flour; add the curry powder and stock. Simmer with potatoes, peas, carrots, onions, chicken or tofu.
Hand-mixed from: Cumin, cinnamon, turmeric, coriander, fenugreek, black pepper, nigella seeds, cardamom, cloves, bay leaves, ginger, Mexican oregano, sage, cayenne, Szechuan pepper and mace. (Salt-free)
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Recipe: Japanese Chicken Curry
Oaktown Spice Shop has been in the Adams Point neighborhood for nine years. They focus on sourcing the absolute best-tasting version of each individual spice, then grind the spices themselves, in their shop. This means the ground spices customers find at Oaktown are bursting with flavor and are far fresher than those found elsewhere.
You can visit their own site here or find more of their spices on Keep Oakland Alive.