Sometimes, there is no substitution for boxed mixes. Chefs might tell you that everything is better when made from scratch, but if you’re cooking at home, there are just days when there isn’t enough time to buy all the ingredients, throw them together, and hope they taste great. This doesn’t mean that you’re taking any shortcuts to flavor; there’s so much you can do to mixes to turn them into something pretty brilliant.
Japanese curry sauce is one of those things we wouldn’t dare touch. You can make a delicious homemade version, but we believe that a lot of the stuff found in Japanese groceries are already so darn good. Their bottled sauces, junk food/snacks, and even frozen goods, are tough to beat. This recipe pushes your curry box a little further by turning it into a less traditional sandwich, dredging the brown sauce over our favorite recipe for fried chicken. Things will get messy, but we urge you to eat this without caution.