Japan is foodie heaven, from fresh sushi to cotton soft cheesecake and from matcha ice cream to cotton pancakes. I am not a big fan of sushi (I’m not keen on raw fish) but I am a huge fan of their desserts! I know it’s a bit silly to not try their fresh sushi products from their sushi chef! The best places to eat sushi are the sushi restaurants near the fish market in Tokyo.
Anyway, this trip is all about desserts and their yummy Wagyu beef! I am a big sweet tooth and had researched extensively to try out their delicious desserts! These are the few desserts I had tried during my trip in Osaka!
Pancake – At Shiawase No Pancake
This restaurant is not very easy to find even though we used Google Maps. When we reached the location we were told that they only serve drinks now and have moved their pancakes to another location which took us another 5 more minutes to walk to. Anyway, the restaurant that serves pancakes is located on the 2nd floor. They have limited seating areas (around 16 seats) and the staircase is very narrow.
My sister ordered their seasonal meal – Peach & Rose hip pancake (around 1480 yen), my son ordered a chocolate pancake while I had their original pancake (around 900 yen). Their pancakes were very fluffy and light. They didn’t taste very eggy but very light to eat. We were all very impressed with it. I would definitely recommend them but do go in early to avoid crowds and not in a group. We were a group of five and had to sit in on a different tables as the place is too small.
Matcha Ice Cream
I love matcha ice cream and most of the shops that I had visited were very nice. I can’t fault any of them and even the street stalls where great. If you prefer to find a place to sit and enjoy, you could try Nana’s Green Tea Shop. This is a chain of restaurants. They have a good choice of desserts and the prices are acceptable. We tried their rice dish and udon dish which were nice too.
Since young, I have loved Japanese cheesecakes because they are so fluffy and spongy. Rikuro’s cheesecake is the best. They are very popular and there are always a big queue of people buying the cheesecake. You can find them in most of popular tourist areas. They do also sell individual slices inside the shop with drinks.
The cheesecake does not taste very cheesy and have raisins on the bottom. It is very light and delicate cheese taste and I love the light ‘cotton’ consistency. It is best to eat hot.
I found a shop which sells cute doughnuts. The doughnuts does not taste like krispy kreme which are light and fluffy. These are more dense and heavy. I love their cute looking doughnuts than the taste itself. The taste is okay and nothing special to be honest. Personally I would buy krispy kreme instead. But if you are after cute looking desserts, you might want to check out Floresta Horie. Look how cute their doughnuts are.
How can you go to Japan and not try their Wagyu beef! Wagyu beef is the most desired due to their intense marbling and high percentage of oleaginous unsaturated fat. We went to a few restaurants to try it and it just literally melts in your mouth. It is that delicious! It is very expensive but worth to try!