Sometimes a single request from a regular customer leads to the creation of an unexpectedly popular menu item. For example, Takatsuki Tatsuya‘s Double Curry was born from a request to pour curry over Katsu-Tsuji. The blend of Japanese soup stock and curry has created a new taste sensation that combines the spice of curry with the nostalgic flavor of Japanese soup stock.
The menu item introduced here was also born from customer feedback. But…to be honest, it is a bit bizarre. What kind of feedback do you mean? An old comedian requested it, but what kind of menu did it turn out to be…?
Chitose Head Shop｜The udon restaurant where meat suckling originated and where you can eat without worrying about your surroundings, a favorite of Osaka’s Yoshi-moto comedians.
Located near Namba Grand kagetsu, Chitose Head Shop is a long-established restaurant established in 1949. It is the birthplace of niku-sukiyaki (meat sucking without udon noodles), which is well known to the public as the restaurant’s specialty. Originally an udon restaurant, the meat sucking became a popular menu item, and coupled with Akashiya Sanma’s introduction of the restaurant as “an udon restaurant that does not serve udon,” the majority of customers now order meat sucking instead of udon.
Nikusui｜If you come to Chitose, this is the first thing you should order! Filled with beef and recommended for meat lovers!
At the main Chitose Head Shop, you can order either the normal version of nikusui or nikusui with tofu. On this particular day, I ordered the nikusui with tofu for 700 yen. It seems to be recommended to eat this nikusui with a small bowl of rice (tamago kakegohan) for 210 yen, so I followed suit and added a small bowl of rice…
First, take a sip of the broth. The soy sauce-flavored broth blended well with the flavor of the fat soaked up from the shredded beef. What was a bit surprising was the amount of beef inside. It is not just a small portion, but a very solid amount. It was enough to fill you up even without the udon…and although it was shredded meat, you might even feel like you had eaten a lot of beef.
Exploring further into the bowl…
Thus, there is one dropped egg. The egg is heated just right in the dashi broth, and when you break it open with chopsticks, you can enjoy the melty yolk from within…a change in flavor similar to nabeyaki udon.
Additional menu item raw egg with rice｜For those of you who still want to eat carbohydrates as well…
As you can see, the meat suckling alone is enough to fill the stomach of those with a small appetite, but if this is not enough for you, or if you still want carbohydrates as well, I recommend ordering an additional order of egg on rice.
Crack open the yolk in the center, pour soy sauce over it and stir, and stir in the rice while slurping the meat sucker as a soup… Stylish restaurants are great, but shouldn’t we equally cherish places where we can eat in our own style without worrying about our surroundings?
Dine in the style of your choice without worrying about your surroundings… Access to Chitose Head Shop is a 7-minute walk from the nearest station, Namba Station on the Osaka Metro Line.
The Chitose Head Shop, which has probably been in business since its establishment without remodeling… The meat suckling you can enjoy here, combined with its retro appearance, reminds you of the old Japanese common people’s culture.
Now, here are the details of the restaurant…
Chitose Head Shop Out of 5
Address: 8-1 Sennichimae, Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Phone number: 06-6633-6861
Business hours: 10:30-14:30 (Sold out)
Parking: No parking lot
Credit card payment: Not accepted (cash only)
P.S. If you are looking for delicious udon in Osaka, please stop by this article below…
P.P.S. This restaurant, which was frequented by one famous writer, is also quite tasteful…