Sumary of Pork or beef? A peek into how Japan’s curry preferences change from place to place:
- One surprising difference: the meat that’s considered the “staple” meat for a curry.
- When you suggest making curry, the staple curry is a given and thus won’t be named, whereas more novel meat will be named—think of it like “burger” versus “turkey burger”.
- In eastern prefectures like Tokyo “curry” tends to mean pork curry, whereas in western ones like Osaka it’s more likely to mean beef.
- A survey was actually conducted 10 years ago in the capital city of each prefecture to try to get to the bottom of this curry conundrum.
- Is there a specific cut-off point for where people think curry is typically made with pork?
- The results were fascinating, with Kyoto, Shiga, and Mie each declaring that beef was indispensable in a curry dish.