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“Ginza Bairin” is a famous tonkatsu restaurant that was founded in 1927. One of the reasons for its popularity is that its founder, a former pharmacist, developed the original chuno sauce (the sauce used on pork katsu).
I’ve been a big fan of this restaurant for many years now. This time, I’ll be introducing my recommended dishes that I enjoyed on this particular visit.
In Osaka's Kita-Shinchi district, there is a new style of restaurant specializing in tempura, called Naniwa Tempura Ishin. Tempura made with Osaka's local ingredients is paired with Champagne in a marriage made to delight diners. This time, I went there to try their lunch of a deluxe tempura bowl topped with truffles!
Sugimoto Shokudo is well-known for its delicious and cheap horumon (offal), and it is even frequently featured on TV, in magazine articles, and through other media.
Mention Minami-Uonuma in Niigata Prefecture, and rice will come to the mind of most Japanese. Minami-Uonuma Koshihikari is famous as Japan's top brand of rice, prized for its exceptional taste. When it was suggested that restaurants in this town make their biggest rice bowls made with Minami-Uonuma Koshihikari, top-class chefs rose to the challenge, offering their own versions of Majidon, or "serious" rice bowls!
In Japanese cuisine, the fried breaded pork cutlet called Tonkatsu is famous. Now a beef version of this dish, known as Gyukatsu, has been gaining attention, and a lot of eateries specializing in beef cutlets have appeared recently.
In Osaka's Dojima Chikagai (an underground shopping arcade), there's Kyoto Katsugyu, a restaurant that's always full of customers. I went there to have lunch!
Today I had lunch at “Tendon Ramen Hageten.”
It’s a new restaurant, made possible by a collaboration between tempura restaurant with 93 locations nation-wide “Ginza Hageten” and Fukuoka-originated global ramen brand “Ippudo.”
Despite being in the Minami shopping district of Osaka, Hozenji Yokocho is a quiet, atmospheric area with cobbled stone streets.
Yokocho is an 80-meter-long and 3-meter-wide street that’s full of well-known gourmet restaurants.
Today I visited “Katsudon,” a restaurant that, as its name suggests, specializes in katsudon (pork cutlet bowls).
“Yuraku” is a famous katsudon restaurant in one of Fukuoka’s residential areas.
Katsudon is a dish in which fried pork cutlet is put on top of a bowl of rice along with onions and eggs cooked down in a special broth.