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Photo Journal: Fruit flavored curry 'king'

A packet of ready-made curry created using an abundance of high-grade crown melons is on sale at "Mellow Shizuoka," a specialty shop for the fruit based in the city of Fukuroi, Shizuoka Prefecture. A package consists of 170 grams of curry, with ripe crown melons making up at least 20 percent of the product. By using more melons than other ingredients like carrots and onions and curbing spices, it enables people to enjoy the rich taste of the fruit. The shop has been selling only crown melons -- said to be the king of melons -- for nearly 50 years. The curry will be sold in places such as nearby JR Kakegawa Station, a stop for both bullet and conventional trains. A staff member at the shop recommended the unusual product, saying, "Try out the magnificent combination of sweet crown melons and spicy curry." (Mainichi)

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