Recipes Horumon

Horumon, a popular dish in Japanese cuisine, refers to grilled offal, typically sourced from beef or pork. It's known for its rich flavor and unique textures, making it a favorite among enthusiasts of adventurous eating.


For the Horumon:

  • 500 grams of beef or pork offal (such as intestines, liver, heart, or tongue)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Serving:

  • Shichimi togarashi (Japanese seven-spice blend)
  • Thinly sliced green onions
  • Cooked rice

Preparation and Cooking Instructions

  1. Prepare the Offal:

    • Rinse the offal thoroughly under cold water.
    • Remove any excess fat or membranes.
    • Cut the offal into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Marinate the Offal:

    • In a bowl, mix soy sauce, mirin, sake, sugar, salt, and pepper to create the marinade.
    • Place the offal pieces in the marinade, ensuring they are well coated.
    • Let the offal marinate for at least 30 minutes to absorb the flavors.
  3. Grill the Horumon:

    • Preheat a grill or a grill pan over medium-high heat.
    • Remove the offal from the marinade and grill each piece for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until cooked through and nicely charred.
  4. Serve the Horumon:

    • Arrange the grilled offal pieces on a plate.
    • Sprinkle with shichimi togarashi and thinly sliced green onions for added flavor and garnish.
    • Serve hot with steamed rice.

Tips for Making Horumon

  • Choose Fresh Offal: Select fresh and high-quality offal for the best flavor.
  • Marinating Time: Allow enough time for the offal to marinate to enhance its flavor.
  • Grilling: Grill over high heat to achieve a caramelized exterior while keeping the inside tender.


  • Spicy Horumon: Add chili paste or hot sauce to the marinade for a spicy kick.
  • Garlic Horumon: Include minced garlic in the marinade for an extra savory taste.
  • Vegetable Horumon: Grill vegetables such as bell peppers and mushrooms alongside the offal for a vegetarian option.

Caloric Information

The caloric content of Horumon varies depending on the type and amount of offal used, as well as the serving size. On average, a serving of Horumon contains approximately 250-300 calories.


Horumon offers a deliciously unique way to enjoy offal, with its savory marinade and grilled perfection. Whether enjoyed as a main dish or alongside other grilled favorites, Horumon is sure to satisfy those looking to explore bold flavors in Japanese cuisine. 


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