We were supposed to meet our dad’s friend for dinner. He used to be a well known trader in Japan, he was formally the youngest trader in Japan last time, to have have to pay a substantial amount of income tax. He was so influential that housewives all follows the style he trades. His friendship with my parents also started in Singapore, he came over to trade as well in the past, and got to know my parents in the pit.
so Osaka, being his home now, he brought us to a toufu dinner, and since he knew what happened to my dad, he opted for a healthier alternative just specially catered to dad’s health. We were at first quite “wrinkle nose” and in that position that you cannot refuse the person since he already made a reservation to this restaurant months before our arrival, nonetheless, I must say, for a toufu themed dinner, we were all blown away and ended up enjoying the whole course!
left : “Shiew Mai – Glutinous rice with minced meat inside”, Tofu skin with yuzu sauce, vege with fishcake, tofu with some sauce ♥
Tofu Hotpot with ponzu and ginger sauce 🙂 OIISHIiii
Tuna and some crunchy thingy sushi – wierdly nice
Chawamushi – tofu mixed with mushrooms and ginko nut ♥
hidden tofu in tofu sauce
grilled sweet tofu thingy with some grass thingy ( the green one) and sesame ( brown one)
fried fish wrapped in tofu skin and the extra pepper
Tofu gratin 🙂
Mushroom with rice, Toufu soup and pickles
Toufu Miso Soup
soyabean ice-cream with mochi and black sugar sauce ♥ ♥
This place is quite exclusive. They only take reservations! Heard this place is very popular with the OLs! Will so totally come back here if i ever visit Osaka!
Shinsaibashi plum blossom
We went exploring and saw Takashimaya .. so we headed down to the food basement. I must say this is like a Chestnut pre-starter. My brother is very determined in this trip, to try out all the different variations of chestnut cakes that he can ever lay his hands on.
chestnut cake – not really nice
SUPER DUPER CHESTNUTTY MOUNT BLANC!!!!! THIS IS THE REAL STUFF if only i can super like this picture .. 😦
Chestnut cream with biscuits kiaped in-between – pure awesomenesss 🙂
Spot the Giant Strawberry Shortcake omg
matcha latte ♥ one of the best!
Chestnut Parfait – ok only ..
Going into this food basement, I felt like I died and went to sweets heaven. Because most of the shops don’t allow me to take pictures, I couldn’t really take much .. But Oh my goodness looking at all the cakes galore! Makes me wished I can camp out here and stay here instead!
Namba Chuo-ku Osaka
We arrived in Osaka for the first time 🙂 SO .. being our usual selves, we scoured near the hotel ( We stayed in Hotel Miyako) and searched around for food to eat .
Since we are quite a ramen family, so we walked in one called Tenkaippin(天下一品）My mum was intrigued and decided maybe the name will deliver what it promises – worlds no.# 1best
Sign of Shop
Char Siew Rice
Seared Pork neck and char siew ramen
Normal Char Siew Ramen
I think the broth was a little too eggish for our taste. It felt like eating a raw egg with each sip of the soup. The noodles was something different – it felt like Chinese noodles.. but over all, i don’t think we like this place very much!