Monday, March 31, 2008
This shop was also on magazine article (shop owner left it to show to customers at the counter table as proven).
According to a popular Japanese saying, Tokyo people ruin themselves by overspending on fine footwear, Kyoto people on fine clothing, and Osaka people on fine food.
Talking about Osaka Local Food, ones must think of Okonomi-yaki and Takoyaki. My last night in Osaka, I went to this shop where they had local dishes available -- again, I just noticed there's a
What we ordered that night were : Yakisoba wrapped in a thin sheet of fried egg on hot plate and of course Shrimp Okonomi-yaki ...
Kushikatsu is a Japanese-style of deep-fried (which can be made with chicken, portk, seafood, or vegetables. Kushi refers to the skewers used while katsu means a deep-fried cutlet of meat. Kushikatsu may be served straight, or with sauce and cabbage.
I saw in TV that there're lots of Kushikatsu where customer eat at counter around the frier. Customer would order whatever the shop had or shown. The rule is that customer may dip only one time into sauce pan. It's the sauce pan for sharing to all ... But if customers need more sauce while eating one of the stick, they just use cabbage (instead of spoon) to pour the sauce on top !!!
What I know is that Japanese patisserie normally has experienced in France. When back to Japan, they would develop all cake & pastry to be fit to Japanese customer. That's what I amaze about.
This is the shop in Osaka named HARBS -- I noticed from variety that showing that their patisserie must specialize in mille-feuille-crepe-cake.
Right, this were what we ordered ...
Saturday, March 29, 2008
This programme belongs to Tokyo Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS) but I noticed that it on-air only in Kansai Area. Lots of shop & market in Kyoto and Osaka were included in. My Japanese friend said that Food is the Kansai people's favourite.
Right, most of the shop in Kuromon had logo, pictures taken with MC who visited (or Maki herself).
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wow, as of now I still remember the taste of it ... it was literally melt in my mouth !!!
When they served us, they brough fresh pork & fish together in one plate with 2 pieces of lemon. Shop owner said that we could squeeze lemon onto our soup or wherever you liked ...
For this shop, of course, their hero product is Mochi. Therefore, during lunch time (only 11:00 - 14:00), they sell UDON -- Japanese Wheat Noodle cooked in fish broth and seasoned with soysauce.
Shop information : http://www.nishiki-mochitsukiya.com/
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Now, about SAMMY'S EBISU PLAZA in Osaka ... It was shown in map as tourist attraction -- refer to that smiley face (as in right picture). It is on Dotonburi (near Big Crab & Glico man -- symbol of Osaka) in 3-4 storey building opportunity Big Crab . They said that delicious food all over Osaka is here !!! The set up is like Old Style Temple Fair or Fun Fair (theme park) -- Have to respect the setting.
On my opinion, don't bother going in ... you can find fresh local food outside !!! Anyway, you can try and see by yourself -- no admission fee, elevator available and only pay cash later after you eat. Check out at : http://www.bento.com/kansai/phgal-sammys.html
Monday, March 24, 2008
EkiBen : (Eki = station, Obento = meal in box)