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Horumonyaki (Japanese: ホルモン焼き) is a kind of Japanese cuisine made from beef or pork offal. Kitazato Shigeo, the chef of a yōshoku restaurant (one that specializes in Western-derived cuisine) in Osaka devised this dish and registered a trademark in 1940.[1] The name horumon is derived from the word "hormone", which means "stimulation" in Greek. The name horumon is also similar to the Kansai dialect term hōrumon (放る物), which means "discarded goods". Horumonyaki has a reputation for being a "stamina building" food.[2]

Although horumon may be beef or pork, pork is more commonly used. (Note: Names vary considerably depending on the source animal and also on regional dialect.) Common horumon items include...

gari: esophagus
haatsu: heart
haatsumoto (“heart-base”): pulmonary artery
kobukuro: uterus
oppai (“teat”): mammary
sagari: diaphragm
shibire: pancreas
shiro (“white”): intestine
teppō (“rifle”): rectum


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