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Cantonese Cuisine, “Minsei” Hilton Plaza West

Cantonese Cuisine, “Minsei” Hilton Plaza West

The addicting shark fin and abalone course

I love the Chinatown district in Kobe so much that I’ve gone there to eat countless times!
Among the shops there, the long-standing Cantonese restaurants are always a popular spot that attracts long lines of people.
There’s even a “Minsei” on the B2 level of Hilton Plaza West in Umeda, Osaka.

The inside has a high-end, modern retro feel.
The semi-private rooms are made to look like birdcage, and on the wall there’s a truly stunning painting of red flowers, made by an artist from overseas.

Cantonese food is one of China’s big 4 cuisines.
In Chinese cuisine, light flavors and boiling methods are commonly used so the food is rarely oily. Many of their foods use saltwater fish instead of freshwater fish, which is a flavor Japanese people will love!

Since opening they’ve been famous for their hot-ticket item, Squid Tempura, and the texture of the oval squid when you bite in is absolutely superb!
The simple flavor of the fish really comes out marvelously〜(^з^)-☆

This time, I enjoyed the luxurious, shark fin course, sourced first-rate from Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture!
The beautiful skin of the shark fin is bursting with collagen and better than you could imagine.
I ate “Shark Fin Sashimi”, “Shark Fin Soup” and “Shark Fin Steak” to my heart’s delight!

The painstakingly made Dongpo Pork had such a deep, rich flavor and is best enjoyed when placed inside the springy, sweet steamed bun.♪

For me, the best part was the Chinese-style whole, steamed Sea bream, a whole fish in season from Akashi!!!
It was the biggest sized fish I’d even seen before — I was shocked!

The flesh of the fresh sea bream was amazing and easily fell off the bone. Plus, it was soft as it melted in your mouth.

After the the shark fin and steamed fish, next up in this luxurious line-up is the lively, “Ike Abalone”!
Pour Shaoxing wine over it and it cooks before your eyes!
The abalone steak is so tender your knife slides into it easily and heated so that the juices are oozing out.♪

The final delight is hot-stone Mapo fried rice.
Mix the fluffy Mapo tofu into the sizzling, hot-stone fried rice and egg.
This final rice dish is just too good…
You’re definitely going to be hooked!!

It was so good~♪ I want to go back♪ What a feast! 〜*\(^o^)/*



store Minsei
tel 06-6345-5435
address Hilton Plaza West B2F,2-2-2, Umeda, Kita-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka
Google Map
transport 50m from Nishi-Umeda Station
opening hours 11:00~15:30 , 17:00~23:00
holiday Irregular
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