S&B Golden Curry
November 16, 2020
Curry was first introduced to Japan in the late 1800s by the British. Japanese chefs at the time made changes to the dish to better fit the Japanese palate, and to go better with Japanese short grain rice. Many of the spices used in Western and Indian style curries were expensive and hard to find, so restaurants would substitute the spices with whatever they had around, like fruits, chocolate, coffee, ketchup and even soy sauce. These ingredients helped create the distinct flavor of Japanese style curry.
These instant curry blocks were introduced to Japan in 1956 by S&B Foods, making it possible for home cooks to quickly, and more conveniently, make Japanese curry at home. Many Japanese home cooks like to personalize their curry by adding different ingredients. Some might add fruit jams or juice, if they like their curry on the sweet side, or milk, yogurt or cheese for a more creamy curry. Not only is curry roux used to make the traditional Japanese curry over rice, but these days you can find curry used to make curry udon and curry pan (bread).
S&B Golden Curry is one of the most popular and top selling curry roux mixes we carry. Golden Curry comes in 4 levels of spiciness: Mild, Medium Hot and Extra Hot.
Learn how to make Japanese curry using S&B Golden Curry here.