Category Archives: Japan

Snacks & Food from Osaka

As with other visits to Japan, it is almost customary to include a post that round-up the snacks and food that I tried.  Starting with my favorite find: Ice-creams from konbinis (convenience stores). Limited edition Raspberry Custard Haagen-Dazs bar was delightful both … Continue reading

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551 Horai 蓬莱, Osaka

551 Horai is one of the most popular Chinese food chain in Osaka, famous for their Butaman (豚まん, pork bun). They have a high concentration of stalls littered all across Osaka and we also saw them in Kyoto. There is always a … Continue reading

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Wanaka Sennichimae Honten, Osaka

Having spent an afternoon exploring Tennoji area we were back in Namba area for more street food. We tried another Michelin Bib Gourmand listed Takoyaki shop – Wanaka Sennichimae Honten. Unlike the version served at Umaiya, the takoyaki served here resembles … Continue reading

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Meoto Zenzai 夫婦善哉, Osaka

After a satisfying beef yakiniku meal, we headed around the corner to queue for our desserts at Meoto Zenzai. The shop was established since 1874 Although there is a queue outside, it moves pretty quickly as they only serve 1 item … Continue reading

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Matsuzaka-gyu Yakiniku M, Osaka

Since we wouldn’t be travelling to Kobe, the alternative option to trying out quality wagyu is to try Matsusaka wagyu 松阪牛 which is available in some restaurants in Osaka. As we had a short planning time, it was a slight challenge … Continue reading

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Fukutaro 福太郎, Osaka

We continue to explore the street food scene in Osaka by visiting Fukutaro 福太郎 – a Michelin Bib Gourmand listed eatery specialising in okonomiyaki. This shop is really popular. We tried to avoid dinner peak and chose to visit them at 9.45pm … Continue reading

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PABLO mini, Osaka

Passed by the Pablo Cafe at Dotonbori around noon but decided that we probably can’t finish the 15cm diameter whole cheesecake during our stay in Japan (in fact we are flying off the next day and we wanted to try … Continue reading

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