This is one of Osaka’s famous foods => カレライス (curry rice).
The raw egg looks gross but my hubby loved this dish! The rice is served piping hot so if you stir the egg into the rice quickly, it will be semi-cooked but will still be a little sticky. There are tiny bits of meat in the rice which are not very obvious if you don’t try to look for them between the rice grains so most of the time it feels like you are just eating plain curry rice with a raw egg.
There were sounds of “美味しい!!” (oishii) from the various Japanese customers seated around me but I wasn’t quite as enthusiastic as they were. Guess it’s because I’ve eaten better curry rice in the South East Asia region?
Anyway, don’t let me put you off from trying….. if you feel adventurous enough, go ahead and order this dish, then draw your own conclusion.
More information can be found at their website (in Japanese) – http://www.jiyuken.co.jp/curry/index.html
I patronized their outlet at Tenpozan Marketplace.
(2F Tenpozan Marketplace – inside Naniwa Kuishinbo Yokocho, a food theme park)
Opening Hours: 11:00〜20:00
Take the Osaka Subway Chuo Line to Osakako station. It’s a 5min walk from there.