We stayed in this ryokan called kurayado Iroha, breakfast and dinner included.
Our first night’s Omakase dinner
Verdict: I will leave it till the last post to make a more comprehensive verdict.
in the meantime, my bath awaits! 🙂
Travelling to Miyajima, one thing that is a MUST EAT:
Anago Meishi (Sharp toothed eel steamed rice)
After Taking the JR train, on the way to catch the Ferry to Miyajima, we stopped by this place that my bro highly recommended :
Uneo Anago Meishi
two main choices: either salted or sauced flavoured
Verdict: 5/5 will return (and we did return on the way back to Osaka)
The texture of the eel is so different from unagi – its bouncier, and tastes almost similar to the Chinese red grouper (hong ban) kind of firmness.
Although both looks the same, but i think we liked the sauce one better
Ueno Anago Meishi
1-5-11 Miyajimaguchi, Hatsukaichi,
Hiroshima Prefecture 739-0411, Japan
Heading towards the direction of the ferry, chanced upon this quaint cafe and had coffee
Verdict: 5/5 return will return (not on a full belly)
The staff was very friendly in engaging in conversation with us. Setting was very much like a localised coffee shop that neighbours just freely came in and had a cuppa 🙂 if you like to look at potteries and cups etc, this is a very nice place that sell pretty artistic unique kind of cups ..
alrighties onward Miyajima!!!
We were looking around Grandfront Osaka Station for food .. and decided to try : Oden 🙂
What We liked:
What was meh .. can do without
Verdict: 5/5 will return ( even the one that doesn’t like Oden liked this place)
Both broths were good, but I reckoned we liked the spicy one better.
Advice: Go there early or make reservations! The queue was extremely long!
Service is super extremely foreigner friendly
Another Osaka MUST visit for Sukiyaki:
(2 Michelin Stars)
We Went with Sukiyaki and Butayaki (Butter-yaki)
For the Butteryaki:
Sukiyaki: Kansai Style ( This is different from the normal soup style or the one eaten at Fukuoka)
What is Kansai style of Sukiyaki?
When we gobbled down the whole course, we were presented with a mini souvenir from our ‘Sukiyaki cum butter yaki master’
Verdict: 5/5 will return back
The cut of the beefs were excellent, apart from the quality (at least A5). This batch of beef was from Saga 🙂 They all import beef from all over Japan, such as Fukuoka, Saga, Hokkaido, Kobe etc..
Although I think if you wanted more flavours, Sukiyaki would still be more a favourite choice.
Advice: It would be better to book in advance / get your concierge to book the place for you because we were quite fortunate to get this booking in the nick of time.
Chuo-ku, Osaka City