Horumonyaki is a kind of Japanese cuisine made from beef or pork offal. Kitazato Shigeo, the chef of a yoshoku restaurant, one that specializes in Western-derived cuisine, in Osaka devised this dish, and registered a trademark in 1940. The name horumon is derived from the word "hormone", which means "stimulation" in Greek. The name horumon is also similar to the Kansai dialect term horumon, which means "discarded goods". Horumonyaki has a reputation for being a "stamina building" food.