Muji – the quintessential shopping haven for minimalist enthusiasts across the world – is known for the wide variety of products they sell.
This includes clothes, furniture, stationery, and even food. It’s essentially an upmarket Daiso.
Though most Muji stores sell region-specific goods, there are certain sections that sell more ‘exotic’ fare.
That’s exactly what one Malaysian discovered as he was browsing a Muji store in Japan.
To his surprise, Malaysian Twitter user @AzraaiAzuha found an entire shelf stocked with Malaysian curry.
The Malaysian options available were chicken curry, beef rendang, and chicken masak lemak.
Speaking to SAYS, @AzraaiAzuha confirmed that each packet costs roughly 490 Japanese Yen (US$4.50).
The food itself is actually produced by the Japanese branch of Brahim’s Food, a company that specializes in retort pouch goods and other instant foods. And they actually started off making meal rations for troops in the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces.
So it’s safe to say the company knows a thing or two about instant food.
The Malaysian cooking sauces and gravy available in Japanese Muji stores are also certified Halal, as is all the other food that Brahim’s Food makes.
And like anything from Muji, the curry and other Malaysian sauces are extremely easy to prepare.
All you need to do is heat it up either with boiling water or a microwave. Once it’s nice and hot, you can add it to some rice, or anything you want, really.
If that procedure sounds familiar, a lot of instant Japanese curry is prepared the same way.
— azazu (@AzraaiAzuha) June 7, 2020