Ichinisan, Kagoshima Review

Since we’re in Japan, the land of rich cuisine, we love to discover new places to eat in Kagoshima. And the ones whose food, I really, really enjoy, I will write a post about. This time, we went to a restaurant called Ichinisan, the Tenmonkan location (天文館店 -いちにぃさん). The food was really good.

In The Bahamas, we have pig feet and I’m curious to know how this restaurant’s pig feet taste, so maybe I’ll go back to try it. I didn’t see it until afterwards, since they were not on the lunch menu.

Thoughts on Ichinisan, いちにぃさん

I got the Fried Kurobuta (Pork) set and Keno ate the Steamed Pork Rib and Vegetables Set. We absolutely loved the “Soybean paste pork soup” which is just a miso soup with pork in it. I’ve never had a soup like it in Japan, so I was pleasantly surprised. There was a certain sweetness to it that made all the flavors come together so perfectly. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. The fried kurobuta was so crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. My issue with the deep-fried (tonkatsu) pork in many places that I’ve been is that it is too oily, and the meat inside is too hard and chewy, even some of the freshly made ones. But this one was really good. Unfortunately, my stomach got so full after drinking the soup that I could barely eat all the meat. But that’s what husbands are here for! The rice had a slight buttery taste, so that made it even more enjoyable. Another point is that Keno’s dish came with a few fruits, including a slice of orange and a strawberry.

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