Ground Self-Defense Force Iizuka station cafeteria specialty "Botayama curry"

Saeko : Suddenly, do you know "slag heap"?

Konzaki : I've never heard of it. Is it a Botamochi companion or something?

Saeko : A slag heap is a collection site for rubble (bota) mixed in coal mining. In Iizuka City, Fukuoka, which prospered as a coal mine town, it still remains as a symbol of the region.

Konzaki : I've become smarter. But why suddenly a slag heap ...?

Saeko : Actually, I got a "slag heap curry" as a souvenir from Fukuoka. It seems to be a specialty menu of the cafeteria of the Ground Self-Defense Force Iizuka station

Ground Self-Defense Force Iizuka station cafeteria specialty "Botayama curry"

Konzaki: What kind of taste do you care about? Let's eat now

How to make

Saeko : Inside is a bag of retort curry. I have to prepare the rice myself

Konzaki : In the photo of the package, it is combined with black rice that uses edible bamboo charcoal instead of white rice. It seems that this expresses a slag heap

Saeko : You can't get edible bamboo charcoal right away ... How about using squid ink sauce instead?

Konzaki: I'm a little worried about the taste, but it looks like it will turn black. Put the white rice mixed with the sauce in a deep bowl and turn it over on a plate ...

Ground Self-Defense Force Iizuka station cafeteria specialty "Botayama curry"

Saeko : A slag heap has appeared! I'm glad it worked better than I expected

Ground Self-Defense Force Iizuka station cafeteria specialty "Botayama curry"

Konzaki : Finally, put an egg in the image of the moon that illuminates the slag heap and you're done.

Ground Self-Defense Force Iizuka station cafeteria specialty "Botayama curry"

Tasting

Saeko : It seems that the curry is finished with the image of "black coal" using spices. The first bite is more mellow than you can imagine

Konzaki : I feel the richness of the vegetables and chicken extract that have melted into the roux. Spicy gradually afterwards

Ground Self-Defense Force Iizuka station cafeteria specialty "Botayama curry"

Saeko : The ingredients are luxurious with beef dice meat in it!

Konzaki : The meat is tender, but some are a little hard. All have a good taste

Saeko : I was worried, but the curry and squid ink rice go well together. By adding the taste of seafood, which is different from meat, the taste is deepened.

Ground Self-Defense Force Iizuka station cafeteria specialty "Botayama curry"

Konzaki : The result is okay. Eggs are a good match, not to mention

Saeko : I'm happy to eat with rich yolks ~

Ground Self-Defense Force Iizuka station cafeteria specialty "Botayama curry"

Konzaki : Moderately spicy aftertaste is addictive

Also pay attention to the package

Saeko : I was crazy about eating, but if you look closely, the packaging is also elaborate.

Package of "Botayama Curry", a specialty of the cafeteria of the Ground Self-Defense Force Iizuka station

Konzaki : Inside, Iizuka City and Botayama Curry are introduced with photos. Like a travel pamphlet

Saeko : On the back side, there is an explanation of the Iizuka station. It's fun not only to eat but also to increase various knowledge

Package of "Botayama Curry", a specialty of the cafeteria of the Ground Self-Defense Force Iizuka station

Konzaki : It might be a good souvenir for Fukuoka.