26th December 2012.
Located near our hostel is a modern and affordable restaurant named Public Kitchen. For less than 1000 JPY you could enjoy a set meal with soup, salad, two side dishes, one main and an excellent bowl of brown rice topped with furikake.
The waitress recommended me the Chicken Karaage which I ordered and it was really good. The batter was crispy, not oily and the meat was very tender and juicy. They came with a dollop of tangy mayonnaise. Delicious stuff.
I think the best part of the meal is the brown rice with furikake, I never thought brown rice could taste this good by itself. It wasn’t the dry, husky, tasteless brown rice that I have known. This was fragrant, enjoyable to eat and the texture while is great too. (Although it was still slightly rougher than white rice)
Other items that I couldn’t remember except that my friends enjoyed them.
Shinsaibashi is a long, seemingly never ending shopping street. It’s the three boys’ playground and my walk of boredom. Thankfully there are plenty of cafes and one or two interesting shops to keep me entertained.
I had an Apple Tart from cocorico which sells cakes and Japanese style crepes. The crepes here are packful of cream and toppings are generous too. Quite unlike those we had at La Celtique and evidently more well-liked by the boys.
On our way back to the hostel, we also picked up a value buy: discounted Opera Cakes at Dalloyau, a patisserie from Paris. Unlike the Opera cake I tried in Korea that looks almost the same, Dalloyau’s Opera Cake has clear distinct layers of chocolate, ganache, coffee buttercream and sponge cake. It tasted great too.
４丁目-１１-８ Minamisenba, Chuo Ward,
Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0081, Japan
1-1-3 Shibata, Kitaku,
Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 530-0012, Japan
OsakaChuo Ward, Osaka Prefecture 542-0085, Japan