For those looking to try the best cuisine japan has to offer, look no further than the damukare. Based on the classic Japanese curry, one of the nation’s most popular dishes, the dam curry rice is pretty self-explanatory – the rice is shaped into a function dam, keeping the curry separate from other ingredients. Designed in the same light as to their larger counterparts, the dam curry rice not only provides a great tasting meal, but one that looks amazing too. The curry is kept to one side of the rice dam, with other items such as various meats and vegetables remaining on the other side of the dam. It keeps everything neatly apart, and can be destroyed at the customer’s leisure, mixing the ingredients together much like a standard curry. The first ever dam rice curry is thought to have surfaced around 1965, before being popularised in recent times in 2007. The curries pay homage to the several dams found in Japan, and are aimed for tourists who may be visiting these locations. Some are more extravagant than other, and are kept for special occasion such as celebrating the opening date of a dam.