Fine Kaiseki dinner at “Yuki Shinten” in Kitashinchi
“Yuki”, a famous Japanese restaurant in Kitashinchi.
I have been interested in visiting here for a while. Finally my wish came true, and I got to go.
This time, I visited the new branch, not the main store, with a friend.
A nice message on the table…
At “Yuki”, a monthly message and an illustration is offered.
This time, we tried Kaiseki course meal with early summer flavors (￥16,000, excluding drinks and service fee).
Started with a “welcome drink,” a homemade plum wine.
A plum wine that delivers this much plum flavor is a first for me.
Also having some beer.
The first item.
Amazing play between steamed abalone, raw sea urchin, and Japanese yam to enhance the flavors of water shield.
The second item.
Shrimp cake (Ebi Shinjo) and tofu are topped with yuzu.
Shocked by the deliciousness of the broth.
Permeates gradually throughout the body.
The third item was an assortment of sashimi.
We had it with wasabi, modified shoyu and sesami shoyu.
Greatest joy to be able to try fresh sashimi with a variety of unique flavors.
The owner selected a Japanese sake that pairs well with the sashimi.
It was a mild flavored Japanese sake that I probably could have drank it endlessly.
Matches well with the sashimi.
The fourth item.
Conger eel sushi was plated on a beautiful dish.
The balance between the well packed rice and the tender eel was simply exquisite.
A Japanese sake to pair with the eel was recommended for us.
Matched very well with the sweet eel.
So delicious that I wanted to take it home.
The fifth item was the seafood shabu shabu.
Today, the assortment included daggertooth pike conger, sea bream milt, young onions, and chrysanthemum leaves.
A homemade plum shoyu for enhancement.
A quickly blanched daggertooth pike conger was served.
Very tender fish matched perfectly with the homemade plum shoyu.
The gentle flavor of the fish and the clean acidity spread across the mouth.
The sea bream milt had the softest texture.
The sixth item.
Grilled young ayu (sweetfish).
I was shocked to see my friend devour this dish, because he normally does not like fish.
Due to the camera malfunction, there are no pictures for the seventh and the eighth items.
The ninth item.
The dish contained grilled Kagoshima sirloin steak with miso, pearl onions, asparagus, and zucchini.
The tender meat that melted in my mouth without ever chewing, was full of sweetness from the fat.
It was further enhanced by the black pepper and yuzu pepper accents.
The tenth item.
Rice steamed with ginger was topped with sakura shrimp and Japanese chervil (mitsuba).
It was accompanied by pickles and soup.
The savoriness of the broth was concentrated in the sea bream and napa soup.
It was a moment unique to Japanese cuisine, where I could enjoy rice, pickles and soup at once. Too good!!!!!
Finally, the dessert.
“Yuki”’s famous “fruit gelatin.”
A generous portion of fresh fruits was served with an anglaise sauce.
When the fruits and the anglaise sauce melded together in my mouth, it almost tasted like a custard pudding ala mode.
The sweetness and the acidity of the fruits and the custard like flavor of the sauce are delectable. Yummmmmmm!!!!!!!!
The combination of the acidic sweetness and anglaise sauce is divine.
It was an amazing fruit gelatin, with the sweetness of the anglaise sauce that brings out the acidity of the fresh fruits, and the well balanced proportions.
It was amazingly delicious. Thank you!!
From start to finish, I experienced amazing cooking techniques to maximize the inherent flavors of the ingredients and the thoughtful selection of dishes to display them.
I sincerely was glad to have been born in Japan.
I would choose this to be my last meal!! From the flavors to the service, it was a dinning experience which fulfilled both mind and body.
・For those who love Japanese food.
・For those who want to enjoy the inherent flavors of the ingredients.
・For those looking for a place to have a special dinner for celebrations or taking someone out.
I strongly recommend “Yuki” in Kitashinchi.
|address||DarlingBuilding 1F, 1-7-12, Sonezakishinchi, Kita-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka Google Map|
|transport||329m from Kitashinchi Station|
|opening hours||11:30～14:30 , 17:30～22:00|
|holiday||Sunday and National holidays|