16 years ago when I first came to Japan on my way home from Kansai Gaidai I passed by a small burger joint called MOS Burger. I had never heard of it before but felt a little peckish so decided to give it a go. Boy, was I glad I did. I ended up going there almost every day after classes until the store finally moved. Over the last 16 years I would hazard a guess that I have eaten there more so than any other restaurant. It’s not quite fastfood as they begin to prepare your food once you order it so you will have to wait between 5 and 15 minutes depending on how busy the shop is.
In the past I often went with the MOS Cheeseburger which is quite filling but this year Yasuko, a teacher at Smith’s 英会話 Hirakata, asked me if I had tried the Tobikiri Cheese hamburger and I had to admit I hadn’t so a few days later I decided to check our my students recommendation. It melted in my mouth. Since that time I have eaten it over 30 times!!
For those of you who are familiar with MOS Burger one thing you might not realize is that if you order a set then you can choose soup instead of a drink which is especially nice in the cooler months. Unfortunately minestrone soup is only available for the winter season but it really hits the spot so I recommend you check it out later this year.
In case you’re wondering what MOS stands for
M – mountains
O – oceans
S – sun