Jun 4, 2011

Beef Curry with a Big Help from Japanese Curry Cubes

You must know I'm a big curry fan if you've been following my blog for quite some time,
Let it be yellow curry, red curry, green curry, even rainbow curry,
Whatever the color is, as long as the word "curry" presents, I love it!

Among all the instant curry products, S&B brand holds an irreplaceable position deep in my hears (yes, it's THAT serious),
This link shows the flavor I usually use,
However, they recently came up with another more upgraded version -

Unfortunately, it comes with "upgraded" price tag too,
Well, good instant curry cubes can go a long way,
Won't hurt spending a few bucks more trying out new things, maybe it'll be my next favorite kitchen staple.

Beef curry with S&B Dinner Curry cubes -

Ingredients (4 to 5 portion)?

1 medium onion
1 large carrot
(the very fat kind, if you can't find it, just use more skinny carrots as substitute)
1 large potato
5 S&B Dinner Curry cubes (more than half box)
5 1/2 cups of hot water
Some olive oil
Some sea salt
Some freshly ground black pepper


Chop the beef into large bite sizes,
Bring a pot of water to a boil, toss in the beef chunks and cook for a few minutes,
This will help in drawing all that dirty brown bits out from the meat,
Once done, drain well and set aside.

Peel and cut the onion into smaller cubes,
Thoroughly rinse the carrot and potato, peel them and cut into small cubes too -

Steam the carrot and potato for about 15 minutes, or till soften a wee bit,
You can definitely skip this step,
It's just that I prefer eating fork tender veggies while enjoying curry.
Again, once done, set aside for later use.

Prepare a big deep pan, or use a big stove pot like me,
Turn to medium or medium high heat depending on your choice of kitchenware,
Drizzle some olive oil, add in chopped onions, sprinkle some salt and pepper,
Cook till the onion turns slightly caramelized on the edges, add in remaining vegetables,
Give it a quick stir and cook for couple more minutes.

Add the beef chunks and mix well,
Cook for another minute or two, pour in about 5 to 6 cups of hot water and add the small curry cubes,
Bring to a boil and turn down the heat to let it simmer,
Remember to stir constantly in the beginning to help the cubes slowly blend in with the ingredients -

Let it simmer for at least 30 minutes after the cubes are fully mixed in.

You can adjust the thickness and flavor by using different amount of hot water and curry cubes,
Preferably serve with rice, but spaghetti or udon works well also!

Once someone asked me what's your comfort food,
After giving it a deep thought,
Maybe curry can take that title and be my honored comfort food champion.

Cindy's Rating: 8


  1. Oh I never seen this dinner curry S&B product!

  2. To Tigerfish~
    I got it in Taiwan, it's about $2 U.S. more expensive than the one I usually get, $$$ gone!

  3. Love your blog!!! Had to comment on this post; love the TaTung interior rice cooker pot you have in the photo! :D

  4. Love your blog!!! Especially all the Taiwanese style home cooking! Kan chi lai hao hao tze! Had to comment on the post with the Tatung rice cooker pot. ;)

    1. Wow good eye! You can tell that pot was for Tatung rice cooker? Thank you so much for the comment, it gives me "motives" to update more often!

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