Thursday, April 21, 2011

oyaji curry

Last month on a weekday, when Satoshi had the day off, we checked out Oyaji Curry.

A tiny shop with 10 seats run by a guy and his father. "Oyaji" is the slang for "Dad", kinda like calling your dad "Pops" but literally means "old man".

You should know that the slang for "Mom" is "Ofukuro" which literally means "old bag" (rude, yeah??)

Anyway, I found this place by walking in the area once and made note that we should check it out.

They make their curry from scratch and you add toppings to it.

Satoshi chose the Oyaji Special, this had some katsu (cutlet), cheese, eggplant and the curry over rice...This was huge!

I chose the cheese curry. (sorry I don't remember the prices!)

Their curry is delicious, with a slight heat that slowly works it way. You can also choose the level of heat that you want. Both of us went with mild.

If you eat there on a weekday, they give you a small salad too.

I loved the homemade pickles that came with the curry really puckery.

I would definitely eat here again when we're in the area.

Oyaji Curry
1-6 Sakae-honmachi
Ikeda, Osaka
Phone: 072.754.5056
Days off uncertain, call to make sure they are open: 11:00-23:00


Patzie said...

i just had coco curry yesterday. bet it wasn't as nice as this one u show us! heheheh :)

Kathy YL Chan said...

Hi Kat! This makes me think of Curry House...mmm, love the cheese + curry combination :)

jalna said...

Hahaha, "Ofukuro" . . . I'm surprised. It's so unJapanesey to be disrespectful.

Dennis K. said...

Ah man those curries have my name written all over it. I had a gyutan curry the other day and was delicious. Was a special and curries rather rare here.

K said...

Yum, I love Japanese curry. Looks delicious!

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Hi Kat! The curry looks so yummy! So you got me curious and I checked why it's called Ofukuro. The word Ofukuro has been around since 1336 (Muromachi Period) and mom used to carry a bag that holds money and valuables. So that's one theory. Still kinda weird to call Ofukuro...

K and S said...

I'm sure your curry was just as nice Patzie!

Kathy, I got hooked on that combo from Reid (onokinegrindz) and your posts :)

haha Jalna :)

ooh gyutan curry sounds so good right now Dennis :)

thanks K!

so interesting Nami, thanks for checking it out!

Take care everyone!

Rowena said...

I'm giggling at the "old bag" translation. Glad you found another great spot to eat.

Japan Australia said...

I love Katsu curry with cheese and the Oyaji Special is right up my alley.

Japan Australia

K and S said...

Rowena, :)

It is J-A :)

Take care you two.

Marie said...

Sad, it's been far too long since I've had Japanese curry!! I eat Thai curries most of the time, which are lovely, but not the same thing at all! :)

Deb in Hawaii said...

Mmm... you are making me crave katsu curry right now. ;-)

K and S said...

So true about it not being the same Marie, I hope you get some Japanese curry soon!

I hope you get some katsu curry Deb in Hawaii!

Take care you two.