• Jonetsu Horumon is a Japanese horumon-yaki chain restaurant mainly in Osaka
  • They serve many different kinds of high-quality offal
  • You can be more familiar with meat and offal when you work at Jonetsu Horumon
  • Horumon is full of minerals and vitamins

What is Jonetsu Horumon?

Jonetsu Horumon (情熱ホルモン) is a Japanese horumon-yaki chain restaurant. Horumon-yaki is Japanese cuisine using grilled beef or pork offal. The word yaki means to grill. The Japanese word horumon is derived from the English word hormone.

Horumon is thought to promote hormone secretion and make you full of stamina. Here are a few of the horumon Jonetsu Horumon serves:

  • Tongue
  • Heart
  • Liver
  • The first to fourth stomachs
  • Small and large intestines
  • Skirt
  • Kidney

You may be thinking, “Gross! I don’t want to eat horumon!” But it is more tasty than you are expecting and you will be hooked on the taste and texture of horumon. Even though they focus on their high-quality, tasty offal, Jonetsu Horumon also serves some meat such as galbi, lean meat, and sirloin.

There are many different parts of offal and meat, and many of you probably do not know about the details such as their names and the best ways to cook them. If you work at Jonetsu Horumon, you will get familiar with how to cook delicious guts.

Jonetsu Horumon is run by Goen Marushin Corporation, a Japanese franchised restaurant company. Their headquarters are located in Osaka, and the majority of their restaurants are also located in Osaka. In fact, 40 out of the 100 Jonetsu Horumon restaurants in Japan are located in Osaka.

Why is Jonetsu Horumon popular?

Jonetsu Horumon has been becoming more and more popular. Especially, the number of businessmen and female customers has been increasing greatly. One of the reasons is the well-prepared, delicious horumon Jonetsu Horumon provides.

There is always very fresh horumon and meat delivered to each restaurant, where they clean and prepare the food carefully and thoughtfully. They are very particular about how they prepare their horumon. They change the cutting technique as well as thickness of slices depending on the horumon in order to make it as  delicious as possible.

They know well about horumon and how to make the best of it. Thus, many people are in love with Jonetsu Horumon.

Another cause of Jonetsu Horumon’s popularity is due to the associated health benefits of eating offal. As mentioned above, offal is thought to make you full of energy.

In addition to that, horumon has a lot of minerals and vitamins and does not have as much fat or calorie content as normal meat. For example, many kinds of horumon, especially liver, are rich in iron. Vitamin A, B2, B12, C, and many other vitamins are also contained. These minerals and vitamins will help you increase your metabolism and become more immune and less tired.

Additionally, many female customers love to eat horumon because of its collagen. Collagen is believed to have several skin benefits, including removing wrinkles. Some horumon parts, such as small and large intestines, are rich in collagen, and this attracts many women to Jonetsu Horumon as repeat customers.

What can you eat there?

In addition to their proudly served horumon and meat, Jonetsu Horumon provides with a variety of side menu items and drinks. The below is some of the food and drinks you can enjoy at Jonetsu Horumon:

  • Vegetables: Shiitake mushrooms, onions, garlics, bell peppers, and corn on the cob
  • Ippin (meaning one dish): Tofu, pickled cucumbers, edamame, seaweed sheets, and potato salad
  • Salad: Cabbage salad, caesar salad, and onion salad.
  • Kimchi: Nappa kimchi, radish kimchi, cucumber kimchi, and bean sprout kimchi
  • Rice and noodles: A bowl of rice, bibimbap, ramen, and udon
  • Soup: Seaweed soup, egg soup, and clam soup
  • Dessert: Vanilla ice cream, chocolate parfait, berry parfait, and mochi ice cream
  • Drink: Beer, sake (Japanese alcohol), cocktail, juice, and tea

To see all the menu items, please visit the menu page of Jonetsu Horumon’s website.

Fear not, just give it a try

Many of you may have grown up without eating beef or pork offal. Sometimes it takes a lot of courage to try new things, and eating animals’ hearts and intestines can be one of them.

But it might become one of your favorite food. Especially at Jonetsu Horumon, all the horumon is at their finest, and will make you fall in love with horumon. So don’t be afraid and give it a try!