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Yaki Curry

Yaki Curry

Yaki Curry or bAked curry in English is a specialty dish in Kitakyushu city, especially the Mojiko region (Fukuoka prefecture). In Chinese culture, we have a lot of baked rice dishes and curry is one of them but however this one is quite different. So the put the rice into this iron plate and then crack an egg in the middle. Then they pour hot boiling curry over the top and topping it with cheese before the bake it in the oven. To eat this dish, you are suppose to break the egg and then mix it up with the curry, cheese and rice. Most shops uses those store bought curry rue cubes while some have their own special curry recipes. I have been to 3 different shops and only one of them had a different type of curry.

Yaki curry

Yaki curry

Breaking the egg inside

Breaking the egg inside

Another recent specialty is a more modern take on the Yaki curry with banana slices in it. It has a nice balance of spice and sweetness to it. However you can taste that they use those curry rue cubes so it's not really homemade. It is really unusual to find banana and curry together so if you want to try something special the. I would recommend trying this dish.

Banana yaki curry

Banana yaki curry

Breaking the egg inside of the banana yaki curry

Breaking the egg inside of the banana yaki curry

The 3rd shop I went to had the best curry since it wasn't that flavour I always taste. This shop's curry had a Thai flavour to it, it's like a fusion between a Japanese-Western classic with a Thai style twist to it. Though the prices here is a little bit more but I think it was worth it since it has a better flavour and don't have to go through all the long lineups. Many Japanese people only check a few sites and usually just lineup for the top 2-3 shops, so why bother when you can come to this shop and have something much more different yet still very local to the area?

Thai style yaki curry with veggies

Thai style yaki curry with veggies

Posted by Ohana_Matsumae 20:24 Archived in Japan Tagged waterfalls mountains lakes beaches art buildings skylines people parties animals snow planes boats tokyo osaka winter water park hiking beach history mountain airport snowboard white kinki onions hot soft asia nagano kamakura pig international yakiniku bears hokkaido noodle soup beef peace aquarium atomic bomb romance tuna fukuoka otaru bean onsen squid anime juicy pork curry tongue akita bowl kyushu powder shikoku myth oysters shabu ramen pineapple butter spicy pepper mojiko kitakyushu worcester takayama niseko matsuyama spam soba namba unga mochi chugoku miyazaki kenrokuen morioka nipponbashi sukiyaki shisa abomb shinsaibashi musashi hirosaki aomori soup_curry asahikawa hotate snow_festival yukimatsuri shio karamiso amaebi ika_somen somen kitsune iwate aizu_wakamatsu gyutan sengoku honezuki_dori beni_shouga tsutenkaku yamaguchi shimonoseki miso_soup karaage miyamoto spring_onions nightview ankake kiritanpo chikuwa motsu small_intestine yaki honshu hokuriku chubu wakkanai muroran tokachi nemuro kaki soul_food yakibuta_tamago_meshi jakoten jakokatsu agetai_burger hiyajiru nobeoka takachiho amaterasu karamen Comments (0)

Karamen

Karamen

Before I talk about Karamen, can you take the heat? Are you a spicy food lover like me? If you are then this is a great dish for you! If you're not, they have a level system so doesn't matter if you can take a little heat to nothing at all they cater to everyone's taste. So what is this Karamen? If you directly transliterate the word, "Kara" means spicy and "men" means noodles. This isn't just an ordinary bowl of spicy noodles but a special one since you can choose the spiciness from level 0 all the way 25. Along with the hot and spicy soup they use eggs, garlic and green onions to enhance the flavour. The egg is put into the soup with the egg drop style so it helps out a little bit to bring down the spice level. The noodles which they use isn't just some Chinese ramen noodles where you can find anywhere in Japan but a special konyaku like noodles. This type of noodle gives you that soft crunchiness which balances well with the hot and spicy broth. The garlic and green onions are soft from being simmered in that amazing broth which enhances their flavour. If you like noodles and find yourself traveling to this region of Japan then I would really recommend trying this dish! Of course you might find it in other parts of Japan but eating it where it originates from is a whole different kind of experience!

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Posted by Ohana_Matsumae 18:05 Archived in Japan Tagged landscapes waterfalls sunsets_and_sunrises mountains lakes people planes boats osaka food water park hiking japan history travel mountain green city cuisine chicken kamakura hakuba cabbage kobe yakiniku hokkaido soup beef fukuoka otaru sapporo eat onsen shrimp mythology pork gourmet bowl kyushu noodles shikoku kanazawa uwajima oysters genghis shabu ramen spicy matsushima fukushima niseko matsuyama hakodate dejima miyazaki nipponbashi tsuzumimon shinsaibashi genghis_khan furano asahikawa yamaguchi shimonoseki spring_onions delicacy crunchy nightview broth motsu small_intestine hokuriku obihiro muroran ehime soul_food nobeoka takachiho karamen Comments (0)

Ika Yaki

Ika Yaki

Ika yaki is one of many great foods in Osaka. You might of heard of the other kinds of yaki which Osaka serves like Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki but these two aren't the only food in Osaka which has the word "yaki" in it. Here I am going to introduce to all of you another great dish in Osaka called "Ika yaki". This dish is a fried squid and egg wrapped in a crepe like pancake served with Worcestershire sauce. Ikayaki is actually more like a dessert and you can find it mostly anywhere in Osaka. It is also a popular food during festivals. If you're up for a twist in your traditional dessert eating then this is for you to try.

Ikayaki I got from a supermarket.

Ikayaki I got from a supermarket.

Posted by Ohana_Matsumae 02:27 Archived in Japan Tagged tokyo osaka fish japan rice asia okinawa hokkaido nabe tohoku fukuoka sapporo hotpot sushi udon curry kyushu noodles shikoku kanazawa ramen sashimi okonomiyaki soba mochi chugoku kansai takoyaki somen yakisoba yaki ikayaki tonpeiyaki gyoza tenshinhan honshu hokuriku kanto chubu Comments (0)

Honezuki Dori

Honezuki Dori

Kagawa prefecture, Japan, also known as the country of udon. If you know sanuki udon then you have probably had their udon before. However, there is a hidden gourmet delicacy there that has nothing to do with udon. This great dish that locals devour is called "Honezuki Dori", which basically means chicken with bone attached. So you are probably wondering how it looks like well all I can tell you is think drumsticks. They have this unique style of cooking there drumsticks where the outside is crispy while inside still maintain tender and juicy. There are two types of chicken you can choose from. The first one is called "Oya-dori" (older chicken) and the other one is called "Waka-dori" (young chicken). The meat for the "Oya-dori" is chewy and juicy while for "Waka-dori" the meat is soft and tender but still juicy. So, at the end of the day it all depends what texture you want your meat to be like. Some people like chewier meat while others like soft and tender ones. Which ever meat it will be, it is absolutely worth all the way to come to Kagawa prefecture to just have udon and eat "Honezuki Dori".

Honezuki Dori (Oya-dori).  The cabbage is for dipping the delicious oil in remaining in the plate and chow down after you finish the chicken.

Honezuki Dori (Oya-dori). The cabbage is for dipping the delicious oil in remaining in the plate and chow down after you finish the chicken.

Posted by Ohana_Matsumae 04:55 Tagged japan chicken hard soft seafood juicy sushi udon noodles shikoku leg ramen takamatsu tender chewy kagawa honezuki_dori Comments (0)

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