Teppanyaki was all the rage in the 80s but slowly waned in popularity with only a few places still having them. Osaka Ohsho introduces 8 new dishes for their Teppanyaki Festival minus the smell.
There’s a mix of seafood dishes as well as some well loved meats being represented. Irene and I got a chance to try them out a couple of weeks ago and here’s what we thought.
Mixed Mushroom and Bacon (P310). Shimeji, Erynji and Shiitake mushrooms with Asparagus enveloped in smoky bacon strips. The look reminded me of beef usuyaki, with bacon replacing the beef, something Irene can now enjoy. You get smoky meat with earthy mushrooms with a little added crunch from the asparagus. A very balanced dish that is easy to love.
Bacon Cut Pork Belly Asparagus (P250). This is a very common Japanese dish usually served as a yakitori. We even do this at home but stick it in the oven instead of on the pan.
Salmon Bacon (P370). A good choice for fish lovers and those that want something new. Instead of the previous veggies thick slices of salmon are used.
Ika Sugataki (P250), stir-fried fresh squid rings and assorted vegetables. This was hands down our favorite dish in spite of the many bacon based dishes. The squid rings were perfectly cooked resulting in a nice, crisp bite with lots of fresh sweet flavors. Irene and I have gone back just for this one paired with a rice shared between the two of us for a light lunch option.
Mixed Shellfish (P325). This was the most visually attractive plate with different variety of shellfish like clams, mussels and scallops laid on top of assorted vegetables. The different variety makes it an interesting dish with different flavor and texture profiles.
Prawn Teppanyaki (P495). 5 pieces of prawns that is very straight forward in execution.
Sakana Matsuri (P425). A mix of salmon, marlin and tuna, sauteed with mixed vegetables. This was good but it could not compare to the other more exemplary dishes we’ve had.
Sake Beef (P330). Osaka Ohsho already has a stir fried beef dish but that used premium cut cubes, this uses strips which is more reasonably priced but still equally tasty.
The Teppanyaki Festival is available for a limited time but from what we tried they deserve a permanent place on the menu.
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