Kansai 16 - Osaka

9:38:00 AM Ashley Tok 0 Comments

I'm back to continue my super out-dated Kansai trip after being 'dormant' for so long... =p 

Being 'busy' catching pokemon, so much that I actually forgot to download my K-dramas that I have been following. So far I had 85 pokemon in my pokedex, but theoretically I should have more since I havent being evolving them even though I have enough candies. Oh well, waiting for the new updates to allow calculation of IV so that I can evolve the more powerful one for battles! LOL

Dubz, why am I talking about pokemon here? Ok ok, back to Osaka. For this post, it's all about food! Ya, Osaka is a food paradise man, you better have a big tummy to enjoy all the good stuff. I definitely have that 'capability', something I'm not exactly proud of.. But if I have travelled all the way to Japan liao, fat also must eat right? Lol

Kuromon Ichiba Market
Nipponbashi Station, Exit 10/9 and walk for about  2min

You should totally come here if you love to eat. There's all sort of items here ranging from seafood, beef, fruits, tibits etc.

This was quite expensive, at 5800 Yen per packet, but it was really meaty. There were also smaller packets but the crab legs not so huge one lor.
Grilled seafood ~ Just choose your seafood and uncle would grill it on the spot.
We ordered a set of scallop, abalone and tiger prawn for 3000 Yen. Huge and juicy, yum yum.
If you dont like seafood, there's also beef. In fact, they also have kobe beef here, although slightly more expensive. But if you are on a tight schedule and have no time to go kobe, why not?
And for non-beef lovers, there's like all sort of different types of chicken. Erm, although I'm not too sure whether they cook for you or not.
Different kind of side dishes...
Yes, Kyoto grapes, white strawberry and mango!! I wish I have more money to spend. Love eating fruits when I'm travelling coz they are all so sweet. 
You can choose from the different sizes of urchin and the stall holder will open up for you to eat at the spot. But  hubby dun eat urchin, so I bought the smallest portion, i.e. the opened one (800 Yen) which I though not so fresh.
Strawberry in mochi ~ I loved that the strawberry will burst out juice when you bite into the mochi. Really like this.
Ice-cream in crepe cone... nice of coz! ^_^

Shinsekai (新世界) district
Ebisucho Subway Station  and walk for about  10min

Please dont come here during day time, it was literally a dead town. So we ended up eating at Kushikatsu Daruma which you can also find it at  Dotombori also lah.

We shared Set C, which consisted of 15 skewers at 2000 Yen. It's basically fried food, fried meat ball, fried prawn, fried rice cake, fried pumpkin, fried cheese etc etc. Quite a good mix and makes a pretty nice snack with beer.

This is like the major food street where you find the popular restaurants as well as stock up  beauty products from the drug stores.

Website: http://www.matsusaka-projects.com/english/place.php

This was probably the most expensive meal in this trip. Since this trip was a celebration trip for hubby's bdae, ok lah, just splurge.... Heehee

The portion looked like nothing much right, just a few slices of beef. We didnt eat rice but really felt very full after eating so much beef,  this was probably too much for 2 pax to share. Over dosage of beef. LOL

Japan, 〒542-0071 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka
I loved tako balls in Japan, so generous with the fillings! But dunno why no queue one... is there a more famous one somewhere else? Keke... I measure popularity by the queue..

Side track, but I was pretty sad when Gindaco closed its orchard ion outlet lor.. Like WHY? I thought the business quite good?? No more tako balls for me liao... :(

Mizuno Okonomiyaki Restaurant
Japan, 〒542-0071 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, Chuo Ward, Dotonbori,1 Chome−4−15 美津の 
11am - 10pm

We reached Mizuno slightly after 11am and it was already full house with a snake queue. We waited for almost 45mins, so do come here earlier.

We dunno what to order, so we just opted for the 'Must Recommendable Combination' aka a set with mini yamaimoyaki (pork loin & scallop) and a mini mix modern yaki (soba noodles). Surprisingly, they were pretty good, not to mention they were cooked by handsome young chefs. Keke