Along with sushi and ramen, curry is consistently ranked as one of the top three favorite dishes by all ages and genders in Japan.

As I've written about previously, the classic Anglo-Indian and French cuisine-inspired curry that is commonly known as Japanese-style curry, with its rich, roux-thickened sauce, evolved into its current form in the 1960s to 1970s.

But the evolution of curry in Japan has not stopped there. With the influx of restaurants serving spicy curry-type dishes from other countries in recent years, especially from South Asia, the Japanese curry landscape has become even more varied and interesting.