Category Archives: Casual

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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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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Mikkouya 蜜香屋, Osaka

Mikkouya was an accidental find while strolling along the Tengo Nakazakidori Shopping Street where we visited so as to try a Michelin Bib Gourmand Takoyaki and a place popular for their Kakigori. What caught my attention was because they specialise in sweet potato … Continue reading

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Umaiya うまい屋, Osaka

Having spent the day at Osaka Castle enjoying hanami, our next stop was to visit the Tengo Nakazakidori Shopping Street for some nice street food. Started with the quintessentially Osaka snack – Takoyaki.  We visited the Michelin Bib Gourmand Takoyaki … Continue reading

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Kyou Sagano Chikujian (京 嵯峨野 竹路庵 本店), Kyoto

After a night’s rest we were fully recharged and ready to spend a long day exploring Kyoto starting with Arashiyama area. In order to beat the crowd, we arrived at the area before 9am. We also had another agenda up … Continue reading

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