The curry bun event, “Kobe Currypan Marche 2018”will be held

22.January.2018 | FOOD / SPOT

Here is a curry bun event where only the Currypan Grand Prix winners gather. Titled, “Kobe Currypan Marche 2018”the event will be held over the 2 days of January 27th and 28th in Kobe.

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What is a “currypan”or curry bun? This is a bun with curry sauce inside. The bun is either baked or deep-fried. There is a great variety of different curry sauces that are used as the filling of the bun, some have a kima curry inside, others a beef curry and still others come with a boiled egg inside. This bun is a very popular “delicatessen bun”in Japan and such buns are sold in bakeries, supermarkets and at convenience stores. Curry buns are considered to be a very Japanese delicatessen bun and they are gaining much popularity with foreign visitors to Japan.

 

Here we will introduce to you some of the curry buns which will be offered at “Kobe Currypan Marche 2018”

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“Chicken-spice currypan”

2017 East Japan Deep-fired Bread category   Golden Award

2016 East Japan Deep-fired Bread category   Special Golden Award

Store name: Boulangerie Shima

A curry bun with an authentic spice curry which has big pieces of chicken in it.

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“Baked currypan”

2017 East Japan Baked Currypan category   Golden Award

Store name: Kimuraya Seipan – Fuchu, Tokyo

The balanced flavor between the bun and the curry inside is superb. One can experience their secret recipe of 50 years.

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“Curry gratin pan”

2017 East Japan Deep-fried Bread category   Golden Award

Store name: Boulangerie Niko

A very unique square-shaped curry bun. For the filling of this bun they use their homemade curry of which they are very proud of. As a topping for this bun they add a white-sauce and cheeze.

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“Baked currypan”

2017 West Japan Baked Currypan category   Golden Award

2016 West Japan Baked Currypan category   Golden Award

Store name: Long-established natural yeast bread / stone-oven bakery: Simon

A curry bun they take pride in making. They use homemade curry, natural apple yeast and the buns are baked in a stone oven.

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“Keema currypan”

2017 West Japan Baked Currypan category   Golden Award

Store name: Mere Pere

Filled with a spicy and slightly hot keema curry, the bun has a chewy texture.

 

Many other special“currypans” will be offered. Why not come and get a taste of this very Japanese delicatessen item – curry buns.

 

■Information

Kobe Currypan Marche 2018

Time: 2018/01/27 (Sat.) 11:00~19:00 (last day is until 17:00) *Only a limited number of buns are made so sales will end when sold out.

Venue: Daimaru Kobeten Bekkan Genius Gallery

Fee: free

Number of buns: 3000 curry buns

Price: 390 yen per bun

Sponsored by: Japan Currypan Association

Website: https://kobe-marche2018.currypan.jp/

 

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