Things Jennormous Ate in Osaka, Japan
It feels just like yesterday…
It’s actually been a while since I’ve last been in Japan- too long if you ask me. I was there in the Spring of 2015 and my week-long trip was full of delicious eats and treats. Osaka, Japan has got to be the most delicious place I’ve ever been to in my life and I can’t wait to go back. The cheap flights I’ve been seeing to get to Asia lately is what got me thinking about the food I had there, and prompted me to create a list of as many places I could remember. I’ll link to my Google List down below.
There are so many places for ramen, and I haven’t had a bad bowl of noodles there yet (can it even be bad?)… I’ve been to two places and they were pretty on point.
Japan, 〒545-0051 Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Abeno-ku, Asahimachi, 1 Chome−1−26, ＮＯ３２ウエムラあべのビル
Delicious and creamy tonkatsu ramen. You also need to try their egg + rice dish (kinda like omurice)
2 Chome-4-10 Nipponbashi, Chūō-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 542-0073, Japan
Really tasty tonkatsu ramen! I got one with garlic oil in it. They are also known for their flame-broiled pork on rice. Bring a hand fan with you, it gets really hot in there!
Omu-rice is just really nice comfort food that your mom would make you (if you were Japanese). It’s essentially fried rice wrapped in a light omelet and there is usually ketchup on it. Sometimes you can get a little fancy and have different sauces on it.
1 Chome-1-10 Kaigandōri, Minato-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 552-0022, Japan
This is a little place in the marketplace next to the Osaka Aquarium.
8-7 Kakudachō, Kita-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 530-0017, Japan (Inside the Hankyu Department Store)
Dojima roll cake is the best cake, ever! It’s like a Swiss roll cake but 100X better. Light cake, and soft fluffy cream in the center.
Pablo Dontonbori (They have many other locations)
〒542-0085 大阪府大阪市中央区Chūō-ku, Shinsaibashisuji, 2 Chome−3, 宗右衛門町通り
Their baked cheesecake is a little different from the classic New York cheesecake that I’m used to. Here you can order your cake at a level of doneness of your choosing from soft to well-done.
Japan, 〒530-0001 Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Kita-ku, Umeda, 1 Chome−1, 大阪駅前第三ビル
Prepare to line up to try their Lime Udon! The texture of fresh udon noodles is amazing and is so much better than the frozen stuff I’m used to.
When you get your food at Umeda Hagakure, the owner will encourage you to take a photo of your dish and instruct you on the proper way to eat it. Never stir the ingredients together, and always slurp the noodles up 2 at a time!
Anywhere at Shinsekai
Japan, 〒556-0002 Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Naniwa-ku, Ebisuhigashi, 2 Chome−１
Kushikatsu, or kushiage, are deep-fried skewered meat and vegetables. If you come to Shinsekai, there are so many restaurants offering these tasty skewers- it’s hard to go wrong.
There is important etiquette to remember. There is usually sauce container that is at the table and shared with other customers. Double-dipping is a huge no-no! Please use the slices of cabbage they provide to scoop up more if you need it 🙂
My list of places: Live Jennormously – Where to eat in Osaka.
There were so many more places, but I can’t remember them all, sadly. Next time I’ll be more prepared and write things down in my trusty notebook…
Comment down below on your favorite Japanese food to eat. Would greatly appreciate names of places to visit when I go there next as well!
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