is a very tasty rice dish, cooked with an assortment of ingredients,
including carrots, burdock root, thin deep-fried tofu, konnyaku,
shiitake mushrooms and chicken. I think it will appeal
to just about everyone.
This is good when served
hot, but it also tastes great cold, thanks to the flavour of
the light soy sauce. An even more convenient feature of this
dish is that it doesn't need many accompanying side dishes. All
it needs with it is some tea and a few Japanese pickles. In a
typical Japanese meal, a bowl of rice is served with side dishes
for variety and taste. Kayaku gohan serves as both
rice and side dish, as it contains so many different ingredients
and the rice is well flavoured. It can be eaten all year round,
it needs no special ingredients, and, on top of that, it's cheap
Kayaku gohan is just the kind
of thing that one would expect Osaka people to think up.