Just like many Newcastle students, both her and I loved the Chicken Katsu Curry at Shijo. Having no access to it in lockdown, we decided to take on the challenge of cooking it ourselves. From scratch!
Having skimmed through many online recipes and YouTube videos, we finally settled on one. Most of them are pretty similar and it is up to you to decide what you prefer.
Now, on to the recipe we loved. These are the ingredients you will need for the base of the curry:
Fry chopped onions, carrots, apple and squashed garlic in the pan. Add the flour, curry powder and garam masala to thicken up the mix. Then pour in the coconut milk and add honey and soy sauce. Having stirred the mix a little, you can start introducing the chicken stock in small parts. Once ready, let the mix cool for some time and then blend it. Dip chicken pieces in flour, egg and bread crumbs (in this specific order) and fry them on the pan. Remember to cook rice before you start preparing the rest of the meal. Once all is done and over with, put it on the plate, mix and enjoy!
It really is an easy recipe and the result was incredibly tasty and full of rich flavour.
Some of the things to look out for during cooking:
This will surely dispel any boredom you might be facing, so do try it if you’re a Shijo lover like we are!