Osaka : Public Kitchen of Shinsaibashi

Public Kitchen - Outside

26th December 2012.
Osaka, Japan.
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.

Public Kitchen - Salad

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.

Public Kitchen - Chicken Karaage

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)

Public Kitchen
Public Kitchen

Other items that I couldn’t remember except that my friends enjoyed them.

Shinsaibashi

SHINSAIBASHI (心斎橋)
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.

cocorico
cocorico - Making Crepes

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.

cocorico - Apple Tart

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.

Dalloyau - Opera

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

2丁目-2−23 Shinsaibashisuji
OsakaChuo Ward, Osaka Prefecture 542-0085, Japan
06-6211-1155



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