Ethnic Mince Pork Curry (Kamakura OXYMORON)

少し前にお友達のインスタに鎌倉オクシモロンのエスニック・そぼろカレーがとても美味しかったとアップされていたので、レシピ本を買ってトライしてみることに。ポークミンチを香味野菜と炒めてスパイスを加えてナンプラーと砂糖で味付けし、たくさんのハーブ類とナッツと一緒に混ぜていただくというもの。

A little while ago, I saw a photo of “Ethnic Mince Pork Curry” from the restaurant OXYMORON in Kamakura that a friend uploaded to her Instagram and it looked delicious.  I found a recipe book of the restaurant, bought it, and tried making it tonight.  It’s called curry but is more like a rice dish – rice topped with mince pork seasoned with spices, fish sauce & sugar and herbs.

みつ葉は割愛し、ミントを加えてみました。糸唐辛子もなかったので割愛。レモンではなく、ライムで。

No Mitsuba available, but I added mint.  No shredded dried red pepper either (but this is only for decoration anyway), and I used lime instead of lemon.

味付けは、クミンやコリアンダーが入っていますが、基本的にタイ風。コブミカンも入りますしハーブたっぷりなので、タイ料理のラーブに似た感じもありますが、水分がないのでやはり違った感じ。でも、カレーという感じではなく、混ぜご飯っぽいです。青唐辛子がなかったので小さな赤唐辛子で代用しましたが、辛すぎるのが怖くて種をとって1つだけ入れたら辛さが全然足りませんでした。ナッツもカシューナッツと松の実だけ、ピーナッツがあれば良かったのですが。味は好きな味ですが夫もわたしも汁気の多いものが好きなので、もそもそする食感が食べづらく感じました。2、3種類の中の1つであれば美味しくいただけそうですが、これだけだと途中で飽きてしまいました。ご飯が多すぎたのかも(笑)。ハーブたっぷりなので、どちらかというと女性が好むかもと思います。ただ、レストランでいただいたことがないですし、材料を代用したり割愛したりしているので、どれくらい本ものに近い味だったかはかなり疑問です。ハーブもナッツも、もっとたくさん入れた方が美味しいかも。

It has cumin and coriander as spices so is a little different from a typical Thai dish but I think it basically tastes Thai.  It has lots of herbs like coriander and kaffia lime so a little similar to Laab (Thai salad) but much drier.  I don’t know if I would call this curry.  I didn’t have small green chillis so I used a red one – but I was worried about making it too spicy so used just 1 small one without seeds, I should have put more in as it wasn’t really spicy at all.  I also think it would have been nicer with peanuts – I didn’t have them so used cashew nuts and pine nuts only.  I did like the taste but both my husband and I tend to like more saucy dishes so this seemed a little too dry to our liking.  I think we would have enjoyed it more if it were one of a few dishes but on its on it’s too dry for us, we sort of got tired of it halfway through.  Maybe I put too much rice on, though.  It has a lot of herbs so I have a feeling more girls/ladies would like it than boys/men.  I have never been to this restaurant nor had this particular dish so I don’t know how close mine was to the real thing.  I changed a couple of ingredients so it might have been quite different.  Perhaps I should have used more herbs and nuts.

 

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お花も、きれい!

Loving the flowers!

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Sarah M. says:

    おいしい! きれい花です。

    1. spiceynoodle says:

      Thank you!

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