Have you ever tried "horumon"? A Maniac Japanese food!
Many of you might already know Japan is famous for its quality beef, such as "Kobe beef", "Matsuzaka beef" to name a few. However, not just only the common meat cuts but also "horumon", or the innards, are very popular and often eaten in Japan. In this post, I would like to introduce you to the amazing world of horumons!
What is "Horumon"(ホルモン）?
As like "foie gras" in French, or "tripe" in Italian, Japanese do eat innards in many ways, for instance, grilled and stewed.
"Horumon Yaki"(ホルモン焼き） Yakiniku style horumon
Here are some popular kinds of horumons you can enjoy at a yakiniku restaurant.
"Motsuyaki"（もつ焼き） Japanese skewered style horumon
"Motuyaki Ban" near Nakameguro station will be the spot to visit when you want to try some "Motsuyaki". "Motsuyaki" is usually cheaper compared to "horumonyaki", so it would be perfect for the first step when you are just challenging yourself to eat "horumon".
"Motsunabe"(もつ鍋）Nabe (pot) style horumon
Interested in "Motsunabe", "Motsunabe Oyama" is a perfect choice. Located in Hakata originally, it also has many branches elsewhere. They offer one of the best "Motsunabe" in the world.
"Horumon" is surely worth a challenge!
I can understand having horumon may be challenging, but trust me, once you get used to them, they are really enjoyable!
They might become one of your favorite Japanese food!
- Tomoya sekii