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Monday, June 27, 2022

OSAKA UMEDA: Manneken Belgian Waffles! Chocolate coating always my fav. (Sony RX100M2)

Manneken is scattered around Japan and Mari first introduced me to this brand way back in 2010.




Can`t stop at one but should have also ordered a plain one thats glazed in sweet something.


Thin circular plastic sits above the chocolate.



Perfect with a glass of milk! If you ever spot Manneken in Japan give it a try! Its baked regularly all day and so fresh.

Shop: Manneken Hankyu Sanbangai Shop
Shop J: マネケン 阪急三番街店
Address J: 大阪府大阪市北区芝田一丁目1番3号 阪急三番街南館地下2階
Address E: Osaka, Kita-ku, Shibata 1-3, Hankyu Sanbangai B2F

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OSAKA UMEDA: Izakaya Oozawa North Branch. Osaka is the friendliest for solo diners... everyone chats you up. (Sony RX100M2)

Restaurants in Osaka seem to be much busier than Tokyo... almost everywhere is a full house.

Spotted an open seat at Ozawa Izakaya in the undergrounds of Umeda Station

Drink Menu


Went simple with a few Oden orders.



After a minute of being seating this nice old retired guy started chatting me up... then a few moments later he asked a lady sitting next to me to scoot over and kanpai. 





Sat between the friendliest people.  Lady was from Hyogo prefecture in town to watch her favorite Idol group perform. 

Shared our bottles of Asahi Beer. 






His hobby gambling a bit on horse racing. 


My bill.

If you are traveling along definitely visit Osaka... the friendliest foodie city.

Ferrari Spotting... 458?

Restaurant: Izakaya Ozawa North Branch Umeda Station
Restaurant J: 大ざわ キタ店
Address J: 大阪府大阪市北区角田町 うめだ地下街2-3
Address E: Osaka, Kita Ward, Kakudacho,  Umeda Underground 2-3

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Sunday, June 26, 2022

OSAKA UMEDA: Kaki & Wine Tachigui Sushimaru... I am back!! Maguro quality was a bit different but still my fav standing sushi spot. (Canon G9X)

I don`t have a regular sushi spot in Tokyo but if I ever lived in Osaka this is my go to place! Revisited again in June... Kaki and Wine Tachgui Sushimaru !!



Todays recommended items

Covid Temperature check and alcohol at the entrance. 


Some 100 yen items.

400 yen includes Uni, Akagai, Anago, Unagi and ChuToro


Some things were sold out...売り切れ


The Maguro this day was a bit smaller and the texture rather regular vs my last visit.  The last time it almost had a chu-toro vibe. 

One of my favorites... Amaebi (sweet shrimp)



Some things marked off of todays recommendation


Of course! ChuToro... 2 pieces for 400 yen. It wasn't slightly grilled this time

Just grab this little tab and place it in the box.


Tekka Temaki... first time.



Not too bad but probably better to get the Maguro.

2nd Beeruuuu... 


Haven`t had Hamachi in years but its great for novice sushi diners. 

Hamachi tab. 


One more round of Maguro... 



Guy next to me ordered the Mega Hi-Ball... I had to follow. 






Closed with Akadashi Jiru (fish miso soup).  Overall this is definitely one of my most favorite wallet friendly sushi spots in Japan. 

Restaurant EN: Kaki & Wine Tachigui Sushimaru
Restaurant JP: 牡蠣とワイン立喰い すしまる
Address J: 大阪府大阪市北区角田町8-8 阪急グランドビル阪急サン広場地下通り B1F
Address E: Osaka, Kita Ward, Kakudacho, 8−8  B1F Hankyu Grand Building
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