Eating omurice at Hokkyokusei

Posted in Japan on 13 December, 2012 (13:39)

Eating omurice at Hokkyokusei
Omurice is, as you can probably guess from the name, a fusion of omlette and rice. It’s said to have originated in Osaka and is probably the most famous example of a yōshoku(Japanized forms of foreign dishes). Today I visited the restaurant credited with inventing this yummy dish.

Eating omurice at Hokkyokusei Eating omurice at Hokkyokusei
Hokkyokusei(North Star) restaurant is a lovely classic Japanese building, situated just south of Amerikamura and north of Dotonbori river. Inside it’s a very authentic Japanese restaurant with floor seating and an attractive inner court garden. There’s a no-outdoor shoes policy, free lockers are provided.

Eating omurice at Hokkyokusei
I visited around midday, and opted for the special lunch set. As well as my chicken omurice topped with tomato sauce I got a hamburg steak with demi glaze and a small side salad, the set’s a pretty reasonable ¥850 with free water included, for an extra ¥150 I grabbed a ginger ale to warm me up as Osaka is pretty chilly this time of year.

The omurice arrived promptly and tasted great, light and fluffy with the tomato sauce providing a nice bit of extra flavour. It was huge too, and including the hamburg steak I was stuffed afterwards! Hokkyokusei is a very pleasant and affordable place to eat, and they’ve had over 80 years of experience making this dish, so you know you’re in for a good meal.

I’ll be heading back soon, no doubt about that!

Eating Omurice at Hokkyokusei
2-7-27 Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 〒 542-0086
Tel: 06-6211-7829

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