Osaka, Japan (Nov 13-18, 2017)

Posted by vivien | Others | Saturday 14 July 2018 10:33 pm
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Honeymoon trip to Osaka last year~ First off, we went to redeem our free meal from Green Market restaurant in KLIA2, yum yum, so filling, above is my vege bibimbap.

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Our side dishes, gyoza and agedashi tofu

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and His ebi-don.

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We took air asia to Osaka, we bought the ticket quite late, around 1.5 months before departure, and i think it cost us about RM2500 for 2 pax. Once arrive, we took the express train from airport to namba. The weather is really cold in mid November, walking around the street is a struggle, as my lower leg feels dry and i have to tuck my hand into jacket. At night, instead of walking to our destination directly, we have to find “refuge” in having stop(s) along the way, walking into stores to “warm” ourselves before continue the walk to our destination. Really recommend to wear long john/warm long socks underneath pants.

Rate on that time (Nov 2017) is about 100 yen = RM 3.71

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Our hotel’s bathroom, we stayed in Holiday Inn Osaka <3

Address5-15 Souemoncho, Chuo, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0084, Japan

It is walking distance away from Don Quijote/famous “the running man” billboard

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Bathtub

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Our room, spacious enough

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My first meal, there is a connecting 7-Eleven! Bought my egg sandwich, yum!

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Walking distance away from Ichiran ramen, among the few ramen we had (this and Ippudo), i find this is more tasty, although Ippudo is more spacious and have complementary side dishes

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yum, the stock and noodle, all really delicious

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Ichiran order sheet

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Walked a bit in 24-hours Don Quijote before calling it a day

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Back to my favourite tuna sashimi shop in Kuromon morning market. so good, cold sashimi dipped in wasabi+soy, mmmm~ Some cuts are slightly better, i gotten the 210 yen ones (RM 7.80), and there are very chewy and not that enjoyable, but next day gotten a slightly more expensive one, and it is much better.

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mmm~

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ok la, warm food on cold day, other that that, nothing much here

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Piping hot takayaki from Wanaka, nice

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lots of store selling dried scallop from hokaido, above is one of the cheaper one (1800 yen for 80g) ~ RM67

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Scallop in a sit-in restaurant in Kuromon, this is so so, small-ish and salty. We had a much better one another day at a road side stall in Kuromon market, which has a long queue, and you eat standing.

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wagyu and Kobe

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This is quite good price as well, 250g for 5750 yen ~ RM 213. About same price per gram, as the smallish package i see earlier.

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Ippudo in Namba

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Quite nice, with complimentary drink which is nice to pair with ramen soup which is normally very salty

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Our bill 1830 yen (~RM68) for 2 pax, we ordered 2 ramen, with add on 1 fried rice. I think it is slight cheaper than in Malaysia…

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Kaiyukan aquarium

Mon-Sun, 10AM-8PM
¥2,300 for adults aged 16 and over
Take the Chuo line towards Cosmosquare and get off at Osakako station. It’s a five-minute walk to the aquarium from here

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They look evil

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shark trapped in small aquarium 😛

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New discovery: 551 Horai, very yummy very paired with their spicy yellow mustard.

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Pablo, we packed 1 back to hotel, disappointing to me, i find it taste more of heavy/whipped cream than cheese. 850 yen (RM31.50) for original.

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Mizuno (1 Chome-4-15 Dōtonbori, Chūō-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu), one of the few Okonomiyaki (i think 3) we had. Yummy! Long line, make sure to come early, about half an hour before their opening time, else you have to wait for others to finish dining.

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Scallop and pork

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This is quite good as well, chilled tofu salad with sesame dressing

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We walked a lot, in the cold, and till our back ache, so this is one of the break we had, eating ice cream in Doutor. Miss this, delicious dessert. I think Malaysia don’t have this kind of shop, serve match drink, and nice ice cream.

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Doutor coffee shop

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Pablo

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Luke Lobster!!! really good, and not that expensive, considering there is loads of lobster meat on it.

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We had Lobster rool (US) 1580 yen ~ RM59

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So good, and the bun wiped with salted butter is reallly goood as well

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And this is really gooood, cake roll in Salon de Mon Cher (1 Chome-13-21 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0086, Japan). We bought 1 cut cake roll, it is not cheap, but it is yummmmm~

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Hubby’s beef bowl

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My kimchi rice, in a random shop

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Then I had 3 plates of sushi in 元祿壽 in Shinsaibashi i think. This restaurant has lots of variety and cheaper than our sushi chain.

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and this!!! this kind of green grapes, not sure what it is called, we got the above fruit basket from a supermarket, as it went on sale 200 yen (RM 74), the kiwi/persimon are bigger than the usual, but the star is definitely the grape. It does not taste like grape, it is much better, unexpected taste and very very nice. We see this is BIG supermarket, and it cost much more expensive here

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Melon, taste normal, and expensive, not worth it

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back to my favourite tuna sashimi shop in kuromon market

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much better this time, as i got a slightly more expensive one than i had in previous day. I think this is the 800 / 900 yen ones

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unagi egg

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This is highlight of our trip as well. We got the 1500 yen/100g type, mid range in terms on price

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The left side is ours, 3353 yen (~RM124)

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So juicy, tender and nice!!!

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This is the scallop shop i was talking about, much better than the previous day one

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We tried japanese curry rice from a shop in kuromon, not bad.

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over-rate white strawberry juice. not worth it

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ice cream in random shop

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One of those time, when we are very cold walking in the street at night, and just find a random shop to eat and rest our feet. This is quite a posh looking restaurant. We had chicken waffles

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I had pasta, not bad.

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another visit to the sushi chain, nice warm chawan mushi, which i think i had more than 1, real crab leg inside, not crab stick 😛

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cheese tart in a random shop

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with chestnut, so so

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Rest our feet kind of visit to restaurant not in itinerary 😛 It is nice… Fugetsu, a famous restaurant chain.

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We had okonomiyaki!

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nice!

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a side order of potato with asparagus, quite nice.

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551 Horai’s siew mai, best eaten with their spicy yellow mustard

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Gyoza

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We had high hope for this grape, hoping it will be as good as the green type we had, this is such disappointment, it was just usual grape, and with seeds!

That concludes our food-filled trip to Osaka.

Food we didn’t manage to try:

1. Crepes from Cocorico Umeda, hankyu umeda (outside ticket station)

2. Umeda Sky building

3. Basement foodcourt – Kiji for Okonomayaki
Recommendation from online: show up early!! they open at 11:30 and we arrived around 11:15 and there was already a line. in Umeda Station, look for number 11 on the map. Its a small place somewhere on a corner on B1

4. Muteppou ramen, near Subway: Daikokucho, 1 subway stop from our hotel-Namba station (main branch in Osaka, having branch as far as Australia) Address: 1-5-21 Ebisuhonmachi, OsakaNaniwa-ku, Hour: 11:00-15:00 & 18:00-23:00


 

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