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November 2015

Kasu Udon

Kasu Udon

Kasu udon is an Osaka classic dish. When people hear the word Osaka, one might immediately think of takoyaki and okonomiyaki but never udon. However, udon is something really common in Osaka and most of the people here eat it nearly every single day. So why is it called "kasu udon"? We all know what udon means so I will not be covering that part but I will go into the meaning of "kasu". The Japanese word "kasu" means leftovers, however don't take this meaning the wrong way. This dish is a bowl of soup udon topped with spring onions and chopped up beef small intestine pieces. The small intestine pieces is sometimes fried before putting it into the udon. If you are up for a nice warm but cheap meal in Osaka then this is the food to go for.

Kasu udon with raw egg on top of white rice.

Kasu udon with raw egg on top of white rice.

Posted by Ohana_Matsumae 00:55 Archived in Japan Tagged osaka umeda food japan cow airport kinki meat international soup beef udon okonomiyaki namba jr kansai takoyaki tennoji tsutenkaku imamiya sanuki motsu small_intestine kix hankyu nankai Comments (0)

Kiritanpo Nabe

Kiritanpo Nabe

Kiritanpo Nabe is a dish famous in the Northern part of Akita prefecture. Kiritanpo is a type of food made resembling the form of a sausage. Unlike sausages, kiritanpo is made out of rice mashed into a paste and formed into a cylinder form on a stick and is usually cooked near a fireplace. These kiritanpo are then cut in half and put into the nabe (hotpot with vegetables and meat) for boil. Since the kiritanpo cook fast, anything more than a few minutes will make it soggy and break up so it is best to let it sit for 2-3 minutes and take it out of the nabe to eat. If you drop by Akita prefecture, this is a must try local dish!

Before putting the ingredients in.

Before putting the ingredients in.

Kritanpo Nabe.

Kritanpo Nabe.

Posted by Ohana_Matsumae 01:37 Archived in Japan Tagged snow food water drink ice rice chicken kamakura meat yakiniku beef nabe vegetables tohoku sushi pork fresh akita ramen veggies sukiyaki kiritanpo ricecake chikuwa kiritanpo_nabe broth Comments (0)

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