We previously introduced Navy Curry, a local Kure delicacy, which is a town characterized by the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force.
The curry eaten every Friday for lunch by sailors on board ship has been reproduced by chefs onshore and is gaining tremendous popularity as ‘sightseeing gourmet’, at the moment.
Here’s a link to our previous article:
Though there are a total of 22 types of ‘Navy Curry of Kure’ eaten by the Maritime Self Defense Force, we introduce just 3 in the above article.
And this time I’m going to introduce 3 more!
A minute's walk from Kure station is Setouchi Pal Isoroku. It’s a popular shop named after Isoroku Yamamoto, a person deeply connected with Kure Port.
They offer a reproduced version of the curry served on JS Sazanami (a destroyer class vessel).
This is the curry served on JS Sazanami.
You can see the work that has been put into making the curry easy for sailors to eat, even in rough seas.
Giving the dish an accent, the potato, warm and soft on the inside and crispy on the outside, is fried simply. Providing nutrients, the curry includes plenty of thinly sliced potatoes and carrots.
The curry has a mild, gentle flavor, and together with the croquet, it' s quite filling.
This is the curry served on JDS Shimokita.
Recreated by Jojuen, a high-class yakiniku (grilled meat) restaurant, this curry lets you enjoy flavors characteristic of a yakiniku shop.
As they use the shop's bouillon as the base, it includes plenty of quality cubed beef. Adding some refreshing flavor to the rich sauce, the subtle coffee seasoning brings some acidity to the roux.
The curry has a deep flavor, which leads to a finish you just can't get enough of.
Reproduced by Issa, a Setouchi seafood restaurant, this is the curry served on JS Mochishio (submarine).
Condensing the entire good flavor of the ingredients, this curry is simmered until the vegetables and fish have melted and the roux is thick.
The half-cooked fried egg, imitating the moon, gives the rich curry a mild finish, and brings balance to the dish.
Even though they're all called ‘curry’, the preference on each vessel is different, so there are an infinite variety of flavors!
You can find the eateries by looking for the blue sailor banners (in the above photograph), which are set up in front of the shops.
Stay tuned for part 3 of Kure Navy Curry!
Setouchi Pal Isoroku
Location: 2 floor 6-77 Takaramachi, Kure city, Hiroshima prefecture
Location: 2-2-26 Nakadori, Kure city, Hiroshima prefecture
Location: 2-2-6 2nd floor, Nakadori, Kure city, Hiroshima prefecture
Setouchi Finder Photo-writers: Makoto Esaki & Yoko Suganami (Rainbow Sake Co., Ltd.)
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