Instant Pot® Japanese Curry
Japanese curry is easily one of the top national dishes of Japan, behind sushi, ramen, and miso soup. It is distinctly Japanese, varying enough from Indian or Thai curries to be its own. Making Japanese curry in the Instant Pot® ensures the texture is perfect, and the meat, if used, is tender and juicy. What I was taught growing up: always, always use the roux as a base. Serve with rice!
The easiest way to achieve the creamy, spicy, and perfect flavor is by using a curry roux, which you can find at any grocery store, even outside of Asian markets.
Substitute tonkatsu sauce for the ketchup, if desired.