Japan – Some like it hot: The taste of R18 Curry….


A new brand of curry has recently appeared in Japan that’s entirely inappropriate for minors, or at least that’s the way it’s being marketed

 The otherwise nondescript packaging is absolutely covered with R18 warnings in print both large and small, and in case that isn’t enough to tempt frighten underage eaters, the curry’s makers have even slapped a sticker in the corner that reads “for adults only.” 

The warnings on the reverse side of the box. “This curry is incredibly spicy. Please do not eat it if you are under the age of 18.” Apparently, to say that the dish is too hot for kids is something to be taken literally, not metaphorically. But in that case, wouldn’t it be more accurate to say that this curry is not recommended for anyone who has a problem with spicy foods, rather than put an age limit on it?


Basically, while the initial bite isn’t all that bad, the aftertaste that accompanies this curry is absolutely scorching! And, it’s the kind of heat that lingers. Within seconds, our taster was a whimpering mess, begging the bowl for forgiveness at having ever doubted its well-warned hotness. Luckily, our man is a masochist, so he seemed to enjoy letting that dominatrix of a curry dish whip his taste buds raw. This dish is definitely something that could be eaten by kids and young adults, but those warning labels are there for a reason–you’ll be dealing with tears and maybe even a little retching if you’re not careful!

If you’re a big fan of spicy foods, we definitely recommend finding a package of R18 curry and setting yourself up for a hot meal, in all senses of the word.


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