Japanese Curry 101 with Rina Sawayama (Feat. Emmymade in Japan) | Curry Shop

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  • Published on:  10/29/2018
  • Sushi and ramen might get most of the shine in the U.S., but in Japan kare raisu—or Japanese curry rice—is practically a national obsession. A little sweet, a little savory, and poured over deep-fried cutlets of meat like gravy, Japanese curry is a quintessential comfort meal. To find out more about Japan’s rich curry tradition, Horsepowar teams up with Japanese-British pop singer Rina Sawayama for a three-course introduction at Suki in Manhattan’s East Village. From the classic chicken katsu curry, to more unique takes on the dish—like curry ramen and a cheese-topped yaki curry—Horsepowar eats her way through Japan’s curry fixation. Thanks to a surprise visit from Emmymade in Japan, our host gets a full picture of Japanese curry culture, from specialty restaurant recipes, to the instant roux blocks used to make curry at home. Subscribe to First We Feast on YouTube: http://goo.gl/UxFzhKCheck out more of First We Feast here:http://firstwefeast.com/https://twitter.com/firstwefeasthttps://www.facebook.com/FirstWeFeasthttp://instagram.com/firstwefeastSeason 1Episode 4First We Feast videos offer an iconoclastic view into the culinary world, taking you behind-the-scenes with some of the country's best chefs and finding the unexpected places where food and pop culture intersect.


  • First We Feast
    First We Feast  9 months ago+248

    Thanks for the lesson, Emmy!

  • K-Popular
    K-Popular 9 months ago+740

    Rina Sawayama looks like a typical woman in a Japanese dystopian cyberpunk future anime

  • Damien Goh
    Damien Goh 9 months ago+876

    does she speak japanese with british accent? hello guvnor-desu

  • Mahraya Kerie
    Mahraya Kerie 9 months ago+322

    hey everyone rinas song “cherry” is absolutely beautiful please go listen to it

  • jennguyen
    jennguyen 9 months ago+224


  • auga
    auga 9 months ago+255

    Emmy! I absolutely adore her, what a nice surprise to see her in a First We Feast video. :) Also, I now want to try to make curry rice at home, looks amazing!

  • MrNiceGuy80x5
    MrNiceGuy80x5 9 months ago+78

    love her demeanor, perfect for a host. the way she has been able to make the guests feel so calm and naturally engaging with the conversation this season is amazing work. please keep her as a host.

  • Bernadette Teaches Music
    Bernadette Teaches Music 9 months ago+241


  • abhJOKA
    abhJOKA 9 months ago+133

    “ I can’t believe that”
    Aaand I exploded.

  • DJ Midori
    DJ Midori 9 months ago+69

    Emmy is the hidden shoutout in this video. Wewwww

  • Contagious Gloom
    Contagious Gloom 9 months ago+95

    Liked because of Emmy <3

  • Sabrina Martin
    Sabrina Martin 4 months ago+10

    I just found out about Rina a few days ago. And I'm obsessed with her

  • Paul Smith
    Paul Smith 9 months ago+145

    Even though I'm old enough to be Rina's grandfather, I so identify with her Japaneseness. I was born in Japan to Japanese/American parents and lived there until I was 12. We moved to the states in 1967. I am 63 and still rather eat everything in the video and everything Asian rather than American. My tastebuds are definitely on my Japanese half. Thanks for this video!

  • HotFriesify
    HotFriesify 9 months ago+51

    Emmy and Rina. Man i love this show.

  • pajamagirl123
    pajamagirl123 9 months ago+113

    I'm a simple girl. I see "Emmymade In Japan" in the title, and I click.

  • smollspooki
    smollspooki 9 months ago+27

    Get Emmy to do Hot Ones!

  • Sujit Vasanth
    Sujit Vasanth 9 months ago+38

    EMMY!!!! As much as that curry rice and ramen looked amazing, Emmy was the star! Go, Emmy, go!!

  • AmbivalentActuality
    AmbivalentActuality 9 months ago+29


  • Diestanding
    Diestanding 9 months ago+17

    Oh man where is the pickled ginger?! My Japanese mother always had to have the ginger. It's served with it at Japanese restaurants. Rice, curry and ginger. It's key! Lol

  • Matthew Rubin
    Matthew Rubin 9 months ago+17

    Love the show and the guests have all been great. But for FFS get some more B roll and show the host and guests more, the 4 food shots repeated like 20 times each... Just sayin.