Thursday, February 23, 2012


Located next to a fruit and vegetable stand is Wasaizu, a tiny restaurant. (Wasaizu literally means Japanese sized.)

Actually this restaurant and the fruit/veggies stand are related, family operated.

We've passed this place many times and always say we'll check them out, well, we finally did.

Satoshi chose their wagyu stamina set, this came with some rice, a salad, miso soup, a small dish of komatsuna (a kind of chinese cabbage), tsukemono (pickled veggies) and some fruit (banana & kumquats)...800 yen.

His main dish was thinly sliced wagyu sauteed with some mushrooms, carrots and other veggies.

He enjoyed it.

I ordered their yasai agebitashi set, this also came with the same sides like Satoshi's meal...800 yen.

Agebitashi means that the veggies are slightly fried then served in a sauce.

This reminded me of tempura without the batter.

There were all sorts of veggies (chinese yam, eggplant, kabocha, lotus root, eringi & green beans) topped with thinly sliced green onions and grated daikon (long white radish).

Light and delicious.

Except for them allowing smokers, we enjoyed their food, lots of vegetables and reasonable prices...we'll be back.

6-4-46 Minoo
Minoo, Osaka
Phone: 072.725.6122


Doraemon said...

Everything looks so delicious, so yummy. Oh, how I love your pics of everyday life. <3

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

You have so many wonderful restaurant options! And I'm loving the idea of tempura without the batter :)

K and S said...

Thank you Sandy!

Definitely a little healthier, Lizzy :)

Take care you two.

Japan-Australia said...

Looks quite good and would love to try the wagyu stamina set :)

Japan Australia

K and S said...

hope you get a chance to J-A!

Take care.

Tamakikat said...

Morning Kat.

The name Wasaizu delivers much more than you'd expect from its name.

What a great surprise!

K and S said...

great surprise indeed TK :)

Take care.

jalna said...


Rowena said...

Agh...the smokers. Still, I am salivating from my side of the screen. Wish I could grow lotus root!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Oishiso!!!! "Wasaizu" didn't ring bell when I first read it. Haha, Wa no Saizu ne. =)

K and S said...

indeed Jalna :)

the smoking is the worst when eating in Japan Rowena :(

I always have a hard time figuring out things when it is written all in hiragana or all katakana, Nami :p

Take care everyone.

KirkK said...

Hi Kat - Looks like a really good meal.

K and S said...

everything but the smoking Kirk :)

Take care.

K said...

I love how there's so many different dishes in the set menus. Too bad about the smoking!

K and S said...

I hope they get rid of smoking in restaurants/bars here K!

Take care.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I love that blue pig--so cute. ;-)

K and S said...

cute indeed Deb :)

take care.