I was feeling nostalgic the other day and was remembering a curry dish that my Japanese mother would occasionally make. My mother passed away in 2002, and I never got the recipe from her. The other day I started experimenting, and I finally came up with a dish that is close to the one she would make. This dish is similar to a thick beef stew, but has a wonderful curry flavor. My mother's dish had a greener curry. I think she used to get her curry at the oriental store. I used a curry that I had gotten at my local supermarket. I do want to try this again with a curry from the oriental store. You can use more or less curry to suit your taste. This is cooked slowly to make the meat nice and tender.