I picked up this packet of Konaya Soup Curry on a recent visit to my favourite curry udon restaurant Konaya to see how it compared to the actual curry udon soup served in the restaurant. It’s very easy to make and can be either boiled in a pan, heated in a microwave or the packet can be put in a bowl of hot water. I served it together with Japanese rice and yasai katsu (deep fried breaded vegetables) which complemented it well. Yasai Katsu is made by dipping vegetables in plain flour and then coating them in beaten egg and Japanese breadcrumbs which can be bought in packets from supermarkets here. The vegetables are then deep fried in cooking oil on a medium heat until the coating turns brown and crispy. I used broccoli, mushrooms, aubergine and pumpkin for the yasai katsu.
The Konaya Soup Curry was delicious and about 80% as good as the actual thing served in Konaya. It’s great if you want to have the taste of Konaya in the comfort of your home but at 680 yen a packet you’re probably better off having the real thing in Konaya for 1050 yen!
For more information on Konaya check out my Konaya Curry Udon post.