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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

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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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