A Kansai favourite (especially Osaka), Kushikatsu is a Japanese-style of deep-fried shish kebab. In Japanese, ‘kushi’ refers to the bamboo skewers whilst ‘katsu’ is a corruption of the word ‘cutlet’.
We visited a store called Daruma which is located at the base of Tsūtenkaku.
Kushikatsu can be made with chicken, pork, seafood, and seasonal vegetables. These are skewered on bamboo kushi; dipped in egg, flour, and panko; and deep-fried in vegetable oil.
They are truly delicious. Japanese food is so varied, there are so many yummy treats to discover. If you are visiting Japan, consult tour guides, locals and hotel offers to find out the best deals, and the best places to eat. You’ll be spoiled for choice.
Don’t forget to take pictures!
Here is the before shot.
We watched the cook do our order from the counter whilst we enjoyed a lemon sour.
Here are the after shots.
There is a dipping sauce available on the table which nicely compliments the kushikatsu. And now, the verdict on the taste…