One of the reasons that Japanese people like Sangenjaya in Setagaya-ward is that there are lots of good bakeries. “Setagaya bread festival” which began as a local event in 2011 and has become Japan’s largest bread’s event now. In the bakery in this area, recently many bakers pickup curry bread as their signature bread, now Sangenjaya is a battlefield of curry bread. Curry bread (カレーパン karē pan) is a popular Japanese food. An amount of Japanese curry is wrapped in a piece of dough, and the dough coated in breadcrumbs, and deep-fried. Today, we’ll introduce 2 popular bakeries that you can get curry bread in Sangenjaya. Let’s try!
This bakery fries Curry bread after receiving orders and received the Gold Prize in the “First Curry Bread Grand Prix” held by the Japanese Curry Bakery Association in 2016.
The fried curry bread is crispy outside, with full of curry inside. The chef of the bakery focus on the spices, which includes a total of 13 types of cumin, coriander, cardamom, and clove based on a thorough study of formulation aiming for South Indian curry.
Homemade curry bread made by a popular curry restaurant
Bistro Kirakutei(ビストロ喜楽亭) is a popular restaurant that more than three hundreds of customers come every day. The signature menu of the restaurant is hand-made curry rice that is made from bouillon, boiled for 10 hours, and aged overnight. The homemade curry bread has also been popular since 25 years ago.