Kiss and Omu-Rice

Kiss and Omu-Rice
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Kiss and Omu-Rice
Kameki: Minato-ku, Shiba 5-26-3

Deep fried fresh KIss (Sillago0 and Omu rice

Omurice or omu-rice is an example of contemporary Japanese cuisine consisting of an omelette made with fried rice and usually topped with ketchup. Omu and raisu being contractions of the words omelette and rice, the name is a wasei-eigo. It is a popular dish both commonly cooked at home and can be found at many western style diners in Japan. Omurice is also popular in Taiwan, a territory that was occupied by Imperial Japan. Children, in particular, enjoy omurice, and it is often featured on okosama-ranchi or kids' meals.

The dish typically consists of chikin raisu (chicken rice: rice pan-fried with ketchup and chicken) wrapped in a thin sheet of fried egg. The ingredients that flavor the rice vary. Often, the rice is fried with various meats (but typically chicken) and/or vegetables, and can be flavored with beef stock, ketchup, demi-glace white sauce or just salt and pepper. Sometimes, the rice is replaced with fried noodles, yakisoba, instead of fried rice, to make omusoba. A variant in Okinawa is omutako, consisting of an omelet over taco rice. Fried hotdog or Spam are also two popular meats to include in the dish.

Omurice is said to have originated around the turn of the 20th century at a western style restaurant in Tokyo's Ginza district called Renga-tei, inspired by chakin-zushi.