“Yakibuta tamago meshi (Fried rice with eggs and barbecued pork)” is a concoction of seasoned pork with lightly fried eggs on rice, with a sweet peppery sauce. It is known as a local food of Imabari city, Ehime pref., Japan. Need no explanation. yum-yum.
On a trip to Imabari, I fell into conversation with a young Japanese man I met. He worked at the Kurhaus onsen and swimming pool complex where I had a morning swim. Having graduated from an American university, he was keen to give his English a run. I asked him to recommend a place for lunch. Without hesitation, he suggested I try yaki-buta-tamago-meshi, a specialty of Imabari featuring seasoned pork (yaki-buta) on a bowl of rice (meshi), topped with two soft fried eggs (tamago), with sauce (tare). Since I was half starving after my swim, I thought the yaki-buta-tamago-meshi sounded very good indeed.
場所：愛媛県今治市郷本町1-3-41 [Google Maps]
場所：愛媛県今治市常盤町4-1-19 [Google Maps]
Place : 1-3-41 Gohon town, Imabari city, Ehime pref., Japan [Google Maps]
Tel : 0898-32-8797
Time : 11:00-21：00
Close : Thursday
Place : 4-1-19 Tokiwa town, Imabari city, Ehime pref., Japan [Google Maps]
Tel : 0898-23-7292
Time : 11:00-15:00／17:00～22:00
Close : Tuesday