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Kura in Esaka

Kura in Esaka

A hidden izakaya where you can enjoy fresh branded pork yaki-shabu

I had dinner at a pork shabu izakaya in Esaka called “Kura”.
In this izakaya, you can enjoy various branded pork shabu-shabu and yaki-shabu.
This time, I had yaki-shabu.
“Inunaki Pork Shabu” (¥2280 for 1 person, photo shows serving for 2 people), “Kinun Pork Shabu” (¥2480 for 1 person, photo shows serving for 2 people)
The meat had a very delicious-looking color!

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These were served with two types of sauce: Ponzu (a tangy, soy-based sauce) and Sesame Sauce.

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Quickly grilling them on the teppan…

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Putting some shredded cabbage on the freshly grilled meat…

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Rolling it and eating it with some ponzu sauce…

(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

Deliciooouuusss!!
The soft and tender meat had a sweetness to it and was refreshingly delicious!

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Draft beer

(゚Д゚)Puha-!

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Now with sesame sauce…

(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

Deliciooouuusss!!
The savory flavor of the sesame sauce goes perfectly with the sweetness in the pork!

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“Japanese Black Wagyu” (¥2580 for 1 person, photo shows serving for 2 people)
They also had beef, so we added some meat to our order!

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Once we put it on the teppan, it got cooked quickly!

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With sesame sauce…

(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

Deliciooouuusss!!
The meat had a rich sweetness to it. It was very, very tender and quickly melted in my mouth!

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“Special Roast Pork” (¥300)

(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

Deliciooouuusss!!

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“Gyu-suji Doteyaki (Beef sinew stewed in miso and mirin)” (¥480)

(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

Deliciooouuusss!!
The meat was very tender. The sweet, spicy, and savory soup stock has steeped into the meat completely!

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“Pork Miso Cucumber” (¥300), “Edamame (Green Soybeans)” (¥280), “Chinese Yam with Wasabi” (¥300), “Crispy Daikon (Japanese White Radish) Salad” (¥480)

(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

Deliciooouuusss!!

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Highball

(゚Д゚)Puha-!

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“One-bite Katsu Three Variety Platter (Cream Cheese Katsu, Plum Pulp and Shiso One-bite Katsu, Pork Kimcheese Katsu)”

(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

Deliciooouuusss!!
All the different ingredients went perfectly with the pork!

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“Yakiton (skewered grilled pork) Five Variety Platter (heart, intestine, tongue, outside skirt, asparagus bacon)” (¥780)

(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

Deliciooouuusss!!
Both the salt-grilled and the sauce-grilled ones effectively bring out the flavor of the different ingredients!

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“Super Spicy Mapo-Tofu” (¥580)

(゚Д゚)Yummy!(゚Д゚)Yummy!

This is really super spicy, but it was also rich in both sweet and savory flavor!
I’m full and very satisfied!!

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The a la carte items on their menu are great, but they also offer course meals that come with unlimited drinks!

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This shop is located in front of Esaka Station, but it’s on the third floor of a building, so it’s really hard to find. It’s sort of hidden away.
Most of their seats are private room seats, so you can enjoy this place equally with a large group or a small one. It’s an excellently customer-friendly shop.
If ever you want to eat some delicious pork cuisine at reasonable prices somewhere in front of Esaka Station, I highly recommend you try this place!

Information

store Kura in Esaka
tel 06-6380-7228
address Copo Esaka Building 3F, 1-23-35, Esakacho, Suita-shi, Osaka
Google Map
transport 56m from Esaka Station
opening hours 17:00~25:00
holiday Sundays (Opens on Sunday and the next Monday will be closed, if Monday is a National holiday)
http://emunodinner.com/9002
Original(Written in Japanese)

Author

M-saburo
M-saburo

Trying out foods for 20 years. In pursuit of "good value", "bargain price", and "make you happy" lunch, has tried about 10,000 shops. Opened a blog, "M's lunch", in May 2005. On average the blog gets 70,000 daily views. Published "M's lunch: Kansai's BEST 100" by Kodansha in 2009. With the theme of "The charismatic blogger speaks: What do trending shops have in common?", has lectured many times at the local chamber of commerce. Regularly appears in Kansai TV's program "Yo-i Don!", and presents "Good Value Lunch".

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