Thursday, June 29, 2017

Kani Doraku Lunch, Osaka

After walking along Shinsaibashi, we arrived at Dotonbori area. We had a place in mind for lunch, a place that specializes in crabs. We were eager to try, it was our first time dining there. We tried many different dishes, all were with crabs, and enjoyed the experience. So much crab for one meal, even for one day.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Pancakes At Gram

Day 2 in Osaka, our plan was to take a stroll along Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori and sample all the good food as much as our stomach can consume. We knew we were being ambitious, we knew we rather have small capacities but everyone is allowed to dream big. We arrived a little bit before a half past ten and passed the cafe that we wanted to go too. It opens at 11, but DH saw a line formed already. I actually, did not want to line up, 30 minutes is long, but I did anyway. The line grew longer as the time went by. This is a popular place.

It certainly was exciting to see the thick, fluffy pancakes that have been featured by many people online.  Whether they are something that you love or not, is a different story. Everyone has their own preference. I am alright with the flavor, I love the experience. I had the pancakes with a cup of mocha that to me, was way too sweet. Would I go back? I must say, likely not. I would, however, experiment on making something similar at home that are healthier and I enjoy better.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Tazumura Tonkatsu Daimaru, Osaka

For dinner, we picked a place from the restaurants in Daimaru Umeda's 14th floor gourmet dining section. We are staying near Osaka Station and we did not really want to go far. Prior to flying Osaka, we had two trips to Malaysia within the same week and we were exhausted. 

We decided to start with Tonkatsu, we had confidence that they would be prepared well in the restaurant that we picked. Both dishes turned out to be so juicy, tender and delicious.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ichiran, Osaka - First Meal

Saturday morning, we arrived at Kansai Airport earlier this month.  By the time we got to the hotel and  settled everything,  we were hungry. It was not quite lunch time yet but it was late for breakfast. We walked around to get to this particular pancake place, but the GPS led us to all over the place. We, somehow, stumbled upon Ichiran and decided to have their ramen. With a little over 1,000 yen per bowl, we were very pleased. Our food adventure just began.