Hiranoya: A Fuchuyaki Restaurant Using Minced Black Beef! Highly Praised by Food Professionals!

Fuchu city, Hiroshima prefecture, is said to have the most okonomiyaki restaurants per capita within the prefecture. It is the “battleground of okonomiyaki restaurants”. We asked the locals where to eat, and this is the restaurant that came up the most!

Though only at its current location for the past 6 years, Hiranoya was established more than 60 years ago. The owners bought a 100-year old building and renovated it. It has the dignity necessary for a restaurant with such a long history!
(Clattering of the sliding door) Good day! Oh! Immediately we discover something amazing.

 

 

A tapestry of various awards and a rating guide. It may be hard to see from the photograph, but apparently even the prefectural governor of Hiroshima has visited.
Well then, it’s a bit sudden, but let’s move to the hot plate.

Tadah! On top of a heap of cabbage you can see minced meat. In Fuchu city, using minced meat in okonomiyaki is standard practice, and it’s so popular that within the prefecture it gets called fuchuyaki. The minced meat used at Hiranoya is made out of Japanese Black beef!

 

Squeeze~ to think that pile of cabbage can become this flat. This ensures that the minced meat is properly fried as well as turns the dish into a more easily eatable thickness.

 Th-this is?! A raw egg sli~ding. At Hiranoya, the egg is added last. This melty softness is the secret behind its popularity!

 

Finished! Take a look at this, a soft-fried egg reflecting the light. At the moment there is a boom going on with raw egg mixed with hot rice and often soy sauce (‘tamago-kake gohan’ in Japanese), but have you ever had tamago-kake okonomiyaki? The savory minced meat made out of Japanese beef, the juicy cabbage co-star with the soft, melty egg… An explanation is almost unnecessary!

Thank you for the meal!  I ask the owner: “Isn’t it tough to be located in an area known as the battleground of okonomiyaki restaurants?”
“In Fuchu city, everyone has their own regular okonomiyaki restaurant they’ve been frequenting since they were children. We coexist while refining our skills.”
I see! Even so, I think the fact that Hiranoya that has continued for over 60 years is legendary!

 

Fuchu city was once an area that prospered as a post-town. If you come over for some okonomiyaki, try enjoying a pleasant walk around town, as well ♪
Hiranoya:
Address: 1102 Deguchi-cho, Fuchu city, Hiroshima prefecture
Business hours: 11.00-21.00
Closed: Tuesdays

Tel: 0847-41-4574

Homepage: http://fuchuyaki.com/s/hiranoya/ (Japanese)

 

Setouchi Finder Photo-writer: Izumi Furukawa

 

 

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Izumi Furukawa

Izumi Furukawa

Izumi Furukawa Hello. My name is Izumi Furukawa and I was born in Kagawa Prefecture. Before getting married in 2012, I wrote for various magazine companies and Internet based media organizations in Tokyo. After marrying, I moved to Hiroshima and am now raising my child as well as writing stories about my fascination with this area through Setouchi Finder. Most of the articles I write are about places I visit on weekends with my family. My favorite driving course is Route 375 from Saijyo to the Miyoshi Area, and my favorite food from the Hiroshima area is Anagomeshi (from Miyajima)!!

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