One of the restaurants located on the upper floors of Takashimaya Department Store in Osaka, Wabiya Korekidou specialises in serving yakitori and a few other Japanese dishes that feature chicken. Aside from their regular menu, the restaurant also has a selection of lunch specials.
As its name suggests, the Stone Bowl Oyakodon puts a twist on Oyakodon in that the final stages of the dish was done in a hot stone bowl in front of the diner. The dish was presented to you with the egg still raw. The serving staff then mixed the egg into the dish after pouring the sauce over it. An additional egg was mixed in shortly afterwards. The eggs gave the dish a soft texture and the chicken was tender. Take care not to touch the bowl when consuming the dish as it remains hot for a long time.
Stone Bowl Oyakodon (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The Yakitori Set provided a good opportunity to try out a range of their Yakitori with the selection consisting of "normal" ones using chicken breast and thigh and some featuring chicken offal. All the chicken was cooked just right with the sauce glazing them giving the dish a delectable sweet-savoury flavour. One of the offal skewers had a chewy texture though thankfully the taste was not too confronting.
Compared to the sauce used in their Oyakodon, the sauce in their Pepper Pot Chicken had a more peppery taste but it should still be suitable for most palates. A scattering of spring onions gave the dish a fresh appearance and a spoon was provided to simplify transferring the chicken to the rice provided. All the set dishes came with miso soup, pickles and a small salad with complimentary tea provided on the side.
Pepper Pot Chicken Set (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Diners have the choice of either Japanese-style seating that requires you to remove your shoes or more conventional seating at the bar or tables. Its location makes it a great food stop for shoppers at the Takashimaya Department Store.