Dinner at Genji, Hilton Osaka, this evening - one of the very pleasant places to dine at near Osaka Station without having to contend with the usual queues and prolific Osakan dining crowd.
Simmered octopus with red beans, taro, pumpkin, okra & kinome leaf.
Sashimi of sea bream, bonito & squid.
Tempura of prawn, scallop, sea bream, bamboo shoot, asparagus, eggplant and pumpkin.
Dips for the tempura included sansho pepper salt, kinome miso sauce & yukishio salt.
Palate cleanser: lychee sorbet.
Teppanyaki of Wagyu sirloin, Dohmyohju & foie gras croquette, with sparkling wine sauce.
Sushi platter: fatty tuna, tuna, conger eel, vinegared fish, amberjack & whitefish.
Miso soup was served towards the end of the meal.
- Dessert: Soy milk panna cotta, fresh strawberries, strawberry sauce & strawberry granite.
The chefs were all pretty good at their respective specialties:
This kaiseki costs JPY16,000 (US$144) without drinks.
Genji, Hilton Osaka
〒530-0001 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, Kita Ward, Umeda, 1-8-8
Operating hours: 11.30am-3pm (Daily), 5.30pm-10pm (Mon-Fri), 5pm-10pm (Sat, Sun)