February 12, 2009


BBQ dinner at 梅しん(Umeshin)

Yakiniku at Umeshin (梅しん)
かに道楽 at at Doutonbori
crab nigiri shushi
crab meat over rice
Crab meal at Kani Doraku (かに道楽)
Tasting the local food is one of the excitement during the trip. For traveling in Japan, there are 3 major excitements: sightseeing, food and shopping. Because the Japanese Yen is so strong on the money exchange market, so we did not do much shopping, but still testing some great food; including Udon (Japanese noodle), green tea desserts, grilled eel, sashimi (raw fish), Osaka Yaki (Japanese style pizza), Tonkatsu (Japanese fried pork), and others.

For my favorites during this trip, I will recommend 2 restaurants; one for Japanese BBQ (燒肉), and one for crab cuisine.

We had the Yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) for dinner in Kyoto at Umeshin (梅しん) . We visited Umeshin totally by accident. It was late and we were tired and hungry when passing by Umeshin, so we decided to give it a try. I think we were quite lucky to do so. We had tasty Japanese beef and pork for BBQ with a serve of kimgi (Korean spicy pickled vegetables) and a glass of cold Japanese beer. What else could I ask more? It was such a nice combination!

Another restaurant is for crab lovers, the Kani Doraku (かに道樂) in Osaka. The one we visited is located at Doutonbori (道頓堀) which is a major shopping and restaurant area. The big crab signage of Kani Doraku also became a symbol of Doutonbori. We had the crab meal as lunch before we left for airport on the last day of our trip as a wonderful ending. We ordered a serve of crab nigiri shushi and a serve of crab sushi rice, plus a glass of beer. It cost us almost JPY4,000 and did make a perfect ending of the trip.
Of course, we also enjoyed other food, but not so unforgettable.

Photos of other food

No comments: