Located near JR Sabae Station in Fukui Prefecture, “Meat & Delica Sasaki” is a long-established butcher shop opened in 1948, and it sells meat, side dishes, boxed lunch, etc. Its popular menu is “Sabae Dog.” It was designed to be able to carry a popular local soul food “Sauce Katsu Don (sauce-cut rice bowl).” This deep-fried snack wraps Koshihikari rice produced in Fukui and domestic pork butt around a wooden chopstick, finished by soaking in special sauce. It is also called “a carriable Sauce Katsu Don” from its shape that is easy to carry around and to eat in one hand.
Because of the word-of-mouth influence in the young generation and the exposure on a popular TV show, people in and out of Fukui come to get the snack since it started selling in June 2010. Sometimes over 500 snacks are sold a day. As a side note, a mayor of Sabae City named it as “Sabae Dog.”
3-1-5 Honmachi, Sabae-shi, Fukui.
8 minutes walk from JR Sabae Station or 5 minutes walk from Fukui Tetsudo Nishi Sabae Station. Or you can go by car. There are a few parking space next to the shop.
9:00 – 19:30 (closed at 19:00 on holiday.)
Closed on Sunday
Sabaedog 260 yen plus tax per Sabaedog.