Forget omurice! Level up to tenshin han

By Jeeves de Veyra

Posted at Aug 20 2014 06:45 PM | Updated as of Aug 21 2014 07:07 PM

Fuwatoro Tenshin Han Chicken Karaage. Photo by Jeeves de Veyra for

MANILA – Although more known as a gyoza restaurant, Japan’s Osaka Ohsho is also becoming known for another signature dish: the Fuwatoro Tenshin Han, which is made with steamed Japanese Koshikari rice covered with a fluffy egg omelette dome.

Think of it as a premium version of the popular omurice, which is a complete meal in one dish. Filling, unique and very tasty, Osaka Ohsho’s Tenshin Hans are available a la carte or sets, which are good for two people and also include six pieces of gyoza, two bowls of miso soup and a fruit plate.

Fuwatoro Tenshin Han Mabo Tofu. Photo by Jeeves de Veyra for

The Fuwatoro Tenshin Han Mabo Tofu (P380/P650 for the set) is served with a sweet and spicy mabo tofu, consisting of silken Japanese tofu, minced pork and minced bell peppers in a fiery mabo tofu sauce.

Fuwatoro Tenshin Han Ebi Tempura. Photo: Handout

If you like tempura shrimp, the Fuwatoro Tenshin Han Ebi Tempura (P395/P675 for the set) is immersed in a light Japanese gravy, then topped with crispy fried Japanese prawn tempura, while the Fuwatoro Tenshin Han Chicken Karaage (P395/ P675 for the set) comes with a unique flavor twist of an ebiko mayonnaise drizzle topped with crispy fried, flavorful Japanese chicken karaage.

Fuwatoro Tenshin Han Curry Cheese Tonkatsu. Photo by Jeeves de Veyra for

Curry lovers will surely love the Fuwatoro Tenshin Han Curry Cheese Tonkatsu (P450/P695 for the set). This variant is surrounded by a flavorful Japanese curry sauce then topped with crispy fried pork tonkatsu stuffed with melted cheese.

Gyoza promotion

Meanwhile, Osaka Ohsho is currently running a buy-one-take-one promotion on its gyoza at its restaurant at the third level of the SM Mega Fashion Hall.

Osaka Ohsho's famous gyozas. Photo by Jeeves de Veyra for

Available from 2-5 p.m. from Mondays through Fridays for dine-in and take out, orders of Osaka Ohsho’s six-piece and 12-piece gyozas will entitle customers to another order free. This limited time offer is only good until August 31.

Osaka Ohsho, which is the largest gyoza restaurant in Japan with over 350 restaurants, currently has three kinds of gyoza. Besides the original, there is the nori, which has ground pork with strips of nori giving a hint of seaweed in every bite.

There is also the popular cheese gyoza. These are best eaten fresh off the grill as melted cheese oozes out of the dumpling as you eat it.