Sunday, October 02, 2011

deli port

Have you ever heard of Toruko rice?! Toruko in Japanese means Turkey like in the country.

Turkish rice is a Japanese dish that puts together many Yoshoku (Western-style) favorites.

I think this dish first originated in Nagasaki prefecture, there they top saffron rice with spaghetti that is coated with ketchup (what they call Neapolitan) and on the same plate a little salad.

The dish has spread to other areas like Osaka and Kobe, each with a little variation of their own.

Osaka's version apparently has chicken rice (rice sauteed with ketchup and chicken) then topped with an omlette and then doused with demi-glace.

Kobe's version supposedly tops their creation with curry.

I recently tried Toruko rice at Deli Port, a restaurant in the JR Osaka Isetan.

This version had saffron rice, topped with a fluffy omlette, a few pieces of katsu sprinkled with parmesan cheese. Around it some demi-glace sauce and some ketchup.

This was rich, but delicious. I'm glad I tried it.

Deli Port
JR Osaka Isetan 10F
Umeda, Osaka
Phone: 06.6341.2799


Japan Australia said...

They all sound like a great mixture of different things and I love a good Japanese fusion dish :)

Japan Australia

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

I've never tried on Toruko rice. Looks yummy and interesting!

Deb in Hawaii said...

I have not heard of Toruko rice but it looks like a great dish. ;-)

K and S said...

it is a great mixture J-A!

Thanks Nami, different but delicious!

Thanks Deb, it was :)

Take care everyone!

Rowena said...

Reading the components: saffron, katsu, parmesan, demi-glace, ketchup - it's like a foodie trip around the world! How much was it?

KirkK said...

Hi Kat - That's so well as looking delicious!

K and S said...

definitely a culmination of dishes, Rowena, it was 1260 yen (about US$12.60)

Thanks Kirk :)

Take care you two.

jalna said...

Looks good! I would love to try it.

K and S said...

I hope you get a chance to try it soon Jalna :)

Take care.