Saturday, February 11, 2012

sosaku ryori kakehashi

Sosaku ryori Kakehashi is a restaurant located in a quiet neighborhood in the Fukushima area of Osaka.

Sosaku means creative, original. The chef creates dishes that aren't classic Japanese.

They started us off with an amuse bouche of fuki (butterbur) and gobo (burdock root)

Then came a trio of sashimi (sliced raw fish), with a little wasabi, this was fresh and delicious.

Next, we ordered the maguro kim chee tartar garlic mayo...chopped maguro, chinese yam, cashews, sliced onion, tomato, drizzled with a kim chee garlic mayo sauce.

To eat this dish, they serve it with Korean style nori (laver that is coated with sesame seed oil)...yum!

We agreed that the flavors reminded us of poke.

Next up a fried potato dumpling coated with crushed rice cracker and filled with seasoned minced pork.

The dumpling was sitting in a nice thick soup with lots of mushrooms.

This was delicious, lots of flavor from the dumpling and pork, hints of ginger, a little chewiness from the rice cracker coating and lots of mushrooms.

The berkshire pork was a "kata-ro-su" (which I think literally means pork shoulder roast). It was sauteed in some chili paste and served with grilled vegetables (eggplant, zucchini & eringi) and a salad.

The meat was so tender and not spicy.

Lastly came the tempura assortment.

Vegetables...sweet potato, pumpkin, myoga (Japanese ginger), leek, warabi (fiddlehead), asparagus, shiitake.

Some seafood...shrimp, squid and a white fleshed fish.

In Japan, most restaurants serve the heads of the shrimp, fried up crisp, a great source of calcium. We also eat the tails too.

It was a great birthday dinner, there were so many items on the menu that we wanted to try.

We'll be back. (Thanks Satoshi!)

Sosaku Ryori Kakehashi (UPDATE: 2016 this place is no longer in business)
2-7-4 Oyodominami
Fukushima, Osaka
Phone: 06.6458.4488
Monday-Friday 11:30-14:00, 17:00-23:00
Saturday + Holidays 17:00-23:00
Closed on Sundays


Anonymous said...

Looks so ONO. I am going to have to go there one day.

mariko said...

That looks fancy! And I had no idea fuki was butterbur. I take butterbur pills on a daily basis (migraine preventative)! I never really liked fuki, though ...

jalna said...

Veeeery nice!

Anonymous said...

I like the restaurant's name and its meaning. The food looks good. Sounds like a perfect Valentine's meal. :-)

K and S said...

hope you get to try this Anon :)

had no idea butterbur helps migraines Mariko :)

Thanks Jalna :)

indeed Paz :)

Take care everyone.

Japan Australia said...

Looks like a great birthday feast :)

Japan Australia

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

What a feast! Happy birthday!

Dennis K. said...

Pretty and nice! Love the colors...

Barbara said...

Not sure if my last comment went thru. My iPad ran out of battery. Anyway good to catch up on all your adventures.

K and S said...

Thanks J-A :) it was

Thanks Lizzy :)

Thanks Dennis, Japanese food is all about food for the eyes as well :)

Thanks for re-trying Barbara, I don't think your comment went through. :)

Take care everyone.

Tamakikat said...

Happy Birthday Kat!!

Will have to have a celebratory slice of cake or two when we next meet!

Till then!

Rowena said...

Great birthday dinner with lots of interesting flavors and textures. Do they have a website so that I can drool over more photos (if they show anything?)

K and S said...

Thanks TK!

Sure Rowena, you can look here, and here.

Take care you two.

KirkK said...

That looks really good Kat! A very nice birthday dinner!

Regina said...

Everything looks perfect!

K and S said...

Thanks Kirk :)

Thanks MissRy :)

Take care you two.

Deb in Hawaii said...

What a fabulous dinner--everything looks amazing. Wonderful birthday feast. ;-)

K and S said...

Thanks Deb, I hope Satoshi and I can go back there to try more things :)

Take care.

K said...

Maguro tartar and tempura, two of my favorites!

K and S said...

I think those two are a lot of people's favorites K :)

Take care.