Kushikatsu Tanaka (串カツ田中) in Motoyawata

Appearance, Kushikatsu Tanaka Motoyawata branch (Motoyawata) Chiba
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Kushiage chain store has come within my living area

We decided to eat kushiage after work the other day.Maybe we missed Osaka!

Kushikatsu Tanaka Motoyawata branch

Appearance, Kushikatsu Tanaka Motoyawata branch (Motoyawata)


This is chain stores of izakaya featuring kushiage and expanding quickly.
This branch seemed to be open last year.


There are some steel drums as standing space 🙂

There were some families and it seems to be used like family restaurant.

Yes, both adults and children love deep fried foods.

At first, we ordered drinks Jim Beam Highball (ジムビームハイボール, 390 yen)!

Jim Beam highball, Kushikatsu Tanaka Motoyawata branch (Motoyawata)

まずは飲み物。ジムビームのハイボール!!!   薄い・・・(;´Д`)


Before kushiage, we ordered some foods.

Chi-pei yaki with much green onions (葱まみれチー平焼き) 390 yen

Chi-pei yaki with much green onions, Kushikatsu Tanaka Motoyawata branch (Motoyawata)


In short, it is negiyaki. This food reminds me of my holidays in Osaka,,,

Saiboshi(さいぼし) 550 yen

Saiboshi, Kushikatsu Tanaka Motoyawata branch (Motoyawata)


Saiboshi is smoked horse meat.
It was delicious and I wanted to eat more at home and I searched on the internet about it, I was very surprised it was eaten by people at the bottom of the Japanese social order that has historically been the victim of severe discrimination and ostracism. As same as whale meat, some foods that was regarded as symbol of discrimination and poverty became now expensive, popular foods and being loved by many people. I feel strange a little..

Beef tendon stew “Dote” (牛スジ土手) 390 yen

Beef tendon stew Doteni, Kushikatsu Tanaka Motoyawata branch (Motoyawata)


That’s osaka-style and rather sweet.

Potato salad (ポテトサラダ) 600 yen

Potato salad, Kushikatsu Tanaka Motoyawata branch (Motoyawata)


We made our Potato salad on our own! Oh my ! It’s fun ! (Though I just saw my friend’s doing….)

Last, we ordered some kushiage as we like.

At first we ordered standard ingredients of kushiage.
Quail’s egg, onion, lotus root, pork kushi-katsu beef kushi-katsu, red pickled ginger, shrimp, asparagus, and so on.

Cutlet etc, Kushikatsu Tanaka Motoyawata branch (Motoyawata)


Asparagas etc, Kushikatsu Tanaka Motoyawata branch (Motoyawata)


As same as at Osaka, never soak your kushiage into sauce twice !
After guests finish eating, they strain sauce and put it on the table again. So, that’s very important thing to refrain from putting kushiage into sauce again and soak chopsticks into sauce.

Never soak your kushiage into sauce twice , Kushikatsu Tanaka Motoyawata branch (Motoyawata)


We had second helping !
There is no choice but eat cheese kushiage whenever I eat kushiage !

Cheese, Kushikatsu Tanaka Motoyawata branch (Motoyawata)


By the way, I didn’t know beni-syoga (red pickled ginger) is one of the most popular ingredient at Kushiage shop until I visited Osaka last year for the first time.
Beni-syoga is good ingredient,I think, too.

Almost all ingredients of kushikatsu cost us 100 or 120 yen 🙂

The shop is inexpensive and serve good kushiage though alcoholic drinks are weak 😉

About Kushi-katsu Tanaka Motoyawata branch (串カツ田中 本八幡店)

Address / 3-3-13 Minami-Yawata, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba
Station / Motoyawata station (Toei subway, JR), Keisei Yawata station (Keisei main line)
Open / 17:00 – 25:30
Saturdays, Sundays and another national holidays / 16:00 – 25:30
Closed / No scheduled
Website / http://kushi-tanaka.com/(in Japanese only)


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