It is not an exaggeration to say that Japanese curry rice (カレーライス, pronounce it as “karee raisu”) is the national home cooking dish. Katsu curry is just a variation of Japanese curry with a chicken cutlet on top. Everyone, particularly children, love it. When Japanese people say “having curry tonight”, it is the Japanese curry that is made from the store-bought block of curry roux. Chicken cutlet (Japanese version of chicken schnitzel) brings the Japanese curry up to the next level. It’s so delicious and filling.