Saturday, May 05, 2012


The weather has been quite dreary, kind of cold, with showers here and there.

While it is not perfect weather to be out and about, it is perfect for curry udon.

Yesterday, we headed out to check out the curry udon at Zenigata.

This tiny shop near the Hankyu Hattori station serves sanuki-style udon. Sanuki-style is a firmer noodle. They also make a thinner noodle too, so if you like your noodles on the thinner side, just ask.

Be prepared to wait for your food, everything is made after you order. It is a great time to take in all the rules the owner has, like "no smoking" and his sign that explains how everything is made from scratch so you need to wait for your food.

You can also take in all the photos of famous locals that have eaten there and introduced his shop on their television shows.

I had my eye on their keema curry udon....1000 yen.

A bowlful of freshly made udon topped with spicy keema curry. They aren't kidding about it being spicy! My mouth was "on fire" from the start.

It made me cough, it also made my nose run, but it also made me want to eat more.

Satoshi went with their curry udon set...1100 yen.

Their curry udon is a little different from their keema curry. It is a Japanese style curry with just a touch of heat, which is "diluted" with a savory and very flavorful fish dashi (stock).

I liked the taste of his broth. Perfect for the nip that was in the air that day.

We agreed we would go back on a weekday to check out other items on their menu...we'll be back.

2-2-21 Hattorinishi-machi
Toyonaka, Osaka
Phone: 06.6862.9090
Open: 11:30-15:00, 17:30-22:00
Closed Wednesdays and the 3rd Tuesday of every month


jalna said...

Looks good! Is that butter in Satoshi's?

Rowena said...

Same here for the weather - bleh! In contrast to your curry we have been keeping warm and boosting our spirits with hot melted cheese, accompanied by the requisite bottle of red. Cin cin!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

You find such great spots to eat! Another winner~

Kathy YL Chan said...

Keema curry sounds amazing! Was it like a cross between normal Japanese curry and the Indian curry? I should give that a try at home... :)

K and S said...

no not butter Jalna, it is a white kamaboko :)

ooh oozy cheese, that sounds good to me too, Rowena!

aw thanks Lizzy!

Indian more than Japanese Kathy, you should really give it a try, I think it may be similar as to how we eat chili on spaghetti :)

Take care everyone.

K said...

YUM - I love curry udon, these look delicious!

K and S said...

I do too K!

Take care.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I would be too wimpy for the spicy one but it looks delicious! ;-)

K and S said...

aw Deb :)

Take care.