Archives for August 2011

Curry Bread and Curry Pan

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I made Curry bread which called Curry pan in Japanese.  Occasionaly, I crave to eat this bread.  It is very popular, so if you go to any Japanese bakary, you can find it easily (cost about $2 U.S. dollar).  If you had Curry and rice with Katsu (in my other page, they have a recipe), you will understand why this bread is so good.  I, personaly, think  sauce is very good with crunchy texture.  And if this is just came from the deep fryer, you would like to eat more than one, I almost garantee it!    When I made Curry, usually it doesn’t last long but sometimes I made too much and eat couple of day’s straight.  Then I feel  tired eating it.  Then, I use those left over curry to make this Bread.  If I am living in Japan, I won’t make this.  However, if you are living somewhere you can not easily buy Japanese bread, you have to make it.  For my opinion, it’s worth trouble making this recipe!

 What is Curry bread?

Curry bread (カレーパン karē pan), also called curry doughnut, is a popular Japanese food. An amount of Japanese curry is wrapped in a piece of dough, and the dough breaded in panko, and deep fried. On occasion it is baked instead of deep fried, but deep frying is the most common method of cooking. Curry bread is usually found in bakeries and convenience stores. If you want to read more, go to this page.

 bread about 12 to 14 of them

Bread flour ————————-400g
Skim milk ————————–8g
Yeast —————————–7g
Sugar —————————–20g
Salt ——————————-7g
Egg ——————————-40g
Water—————————–210cc
Butter —————————-20g




Curry —————————–See my other curry page, when you use curry for the curry bread, you should cook low heat and evaporate water, so it is not so supy curry, or mush the potato and make it thicker curry.

Batter —–See my Tonkatsu page how to make deep fry———7oz
Egg —————————2
Milk ————————-1 1/4cip
Panko———————— amount of cover all pork loin meat (I used about 10 sliced sandwitch bread)

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Children’s Day Festival and anime charactor cake

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I was invited every year for Japanese Children’s day Festival, Kodomonohi festa at my friend house in Charleston. This couple of years I hadn’t went but this year, finally, I went. What they do is just meet Japanese people and Children who live in around Charleston area and cerebrate Children’s day together. It is a great day to see your friends.

We do potluck (spell?) so you can see many foods there. However, the main thing is a Anime charactor cake and cup cakes for the kids. Some volunteer mother get together a day before and make a cake and cup cakes. They decorate cakes for Japanese Children’s Day Festival. You may not know but Anpan-man who is a big cartoon, anime charactor for Japanese kids. About this past 15 plus years, every kids (3 to 5 years old) know the hero Anpan-man.
This is the Anpan-man character and his friends. And this is the Cakes! I found Pika-chu, too.
You can not find this in the American cap cake shop!




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Children’s Day (こどもの日 Kodomo no hi?) is a Japanese national holiday which takes place annually on May 5, the fifth day of the fifth month, and is part of the Golden Week. It is a day set aside to respect children’s personalities and to celebrate their happiness. It was designated a national holiday by the Japanese government in 1948.

Although it is not known precisely when this day started to be celebrated, it was probably during the reign of the Empress Suiko (593–628 A.D.). In Japan, Tango no Sekku was assigned to the fifth day of the fifth month after the Nara period.
Until recently, Tango no Sekku was known as Boys’ Day (also known as Feast of Banners) while Girls’ Day (Hinamatsuri) was celebrated on March 3. In 1948, the government decreed this day to be a national holiday to celebrate the happiness of all children and to express gratitude toward mothers. It was renamed Kodomo no Hi. If you want to read more about Kokomo no hi, go this page.