1. In a pressure cooking pot, heat vegetable oil until hot. Add garlic and fry until just fragrant. Add the beef shank and cook until browned. (Option: Sear the beef, using a cooking torch. It will give a great taste.)
2. Add carrot, onion and cook for about 5~6min or until slightly wilted.
3. Add bay leaf and water. Cover the lid and lock the pressure cooker. Turn the heat to high. Once the pressure builds up, turn the heat down to low heat and cook at high pressure for about 25 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the pressure come down naturally.
4. Remove the lid, add the seasoning (soy sauce, mirin, black chocolate and curry roux). Using a wooden spoon, dissolve the roux completely. Make sure you stir once in a while so the curry will not get burnt on the bottom.
1. In a cooking pot, heat vegetable oil until hot. Cook garlic and ginger until fragrant, then add the pork (or beef) and fry for a few minutes.
(Optional) Remove from the heat and roast with your cooking torch if you like roasted taste :)
2. Add carrot and onion and fry for a few more minutes.
3. Add the water (1.7L) and stir to combine. Cook over high heat and bring it to a boil. Once boiled, then simmer for about 10 minutes, adding the seasoning (hondashi powder, mirin, sugar and curry roux). Dissolve the roux completely. Make sure you stir once in a while so the curry will not get burnt on the bottom. Then pour the milk (or 300ml water, if you prefer just curry udon) and bring it to a boil. A dash of salt to taste if necessary.
5. Meanwhile bring a big pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, cook the udon until cooked through. Set aside.
6. Add cooked udon into the cooking pot and cook for about 5 minutes together with the curry soup. (Or you just serve the udon in a bowl and pour milk curry over.) Top with green onion (chopped) if you like.