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Spice Up Your Quarantine Cooking With Persona 5’s Leblanc Curry

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Leblanc Curry

If recent events have had you thinking about improving your home cooking ability, Persona 5 is here to help. To promote Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers, Sony and Atlus Japan posted real-life instructions for making the special Leblanc Curry. Located in Tokyo’s Yongenjaya neighborhood and serving as the residence of Joker during the game, Leblanc is best known for its cozy location, high-quality coffee brewed by Soujirou Sakura, and Leblanc Curry, a delicious dish that also restores precious SP.

Sony’s tweet also comes with a helpful video demonstration, accompanied by commentary from the Phantom Thieves.

In the interest of helping folks construct their own Leblanc Curry, I’ve also put together a rough translation of the video below. Note that the video doesn’t cite any amounts or specific cooking times, so you’ll have to do a bit of guesswork based on your preferences. I’ve also lightly interpreted the actual directions required based on what’s done in the video:

Persona 5 Leblanc Curry

Ingredients: 

  • Beef, cut into rough chunks (Pork can be substituted)
  • Salt to taste
  • Ground Black Pepper to taste
  • Salad Oil (typically Olive or vegetable oil for cooking)
  • Red Wine
  • Bay Leaves
  • Secret Spices (based on in-game hints, it’s a mix of cumin, cardamom, clove, coriander, cinnamon, turmeric, and nutmeg)
  • Onions (chopped)
  • Carrots, finely grated
  • Apples, finely grated
  • Garlic, chopped
  • Ginger, finely grated
  • Beef broth
  • Coffee
  • Chocolate (dark)
  • Consomme (broth bullion)
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Yogurt (plain)
  • Honey

Directions

  1. Rub the meat with salt and pepper
  2. Oil a frying pan and fry the beef until lightly browned on the outside
  3. Add water, red wine, and a bay leaf, cover the pan and simmer
  4. Fry the onions until browned and caramelized
  5. Add the ginger, apples, and carrots and fry some more
  6. Add the spice mix and mix well
  7. Add in the broth, then dump in the simmered meat
  8. Add salt, coffee chocolate, consomme, Worcestershire sauce, yogurt, and honey, and mix well until it all melts into the roux
  9. Serve hot over rice
Josh Tolentino
Josh Tolentino helped run Japanator as Managing Editor since 2012, before it and Siliconera teamed up. That said, it's been years since he watched enough anime to keep his otaku license valid. Maybe one day he'll see enough of a given season to pretend to know what's hot. Until then, it's Star Trek reruns, gacha games, and bylines at Destructoid and GameCritics.