Friday, December 09, 2016


walk121710 (9) I've always thought that the reason people with kaki trees left kaki (persimmon) on the trees were because...a)they didn't eat them, b)grew tired of them or c)just couldn't reach them.

The other day, the weather dude taught me something new...kimorigaki (key-mow-ree-gah-key).

Kimorigaki is when you pick the amount of kaki that you will eat and share the rest with the birds/deer/monkeys/wild boars/bears (yup, there are all these wild animals in Japan) by leaving it on the tree...

So the next time you see a kaki tree with some persimmon still on it, you'll know why.

Cool, yeah?!

p.s. Just wanted to let you know that it will be quiet here as I go to Hawaii for an emergency...have a nice weekend, be well and hope to talk to you soon!

Thursday, December 08, 2016


earlier @ horikoshi shrine❤︎ #horikoshishrine #osaka #japan #ginkgo #堀越神社 #大阪 #銀杏 #latergram Saturday, the weather was really sunny so the ginkgo leaves were really golden.

yellow❤︎ #ginkgoleaf #osaka #japan #銀杏 #大阪 Monday, the golden color was deeper but still very pretty.

I think the fall colors will soon be over.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

morning glass coffee

mac + cheese pancakes with bacon & cup of costa rica(I think)❤︎ #morningglasscoffee_osaka #osaka #japan #大阪 Morning Glass Coffee recently opened a shop in Osaka.

I've only been to the one in Manoa once, but that was awhile ago.

I remember the Manoa location being quite cozy, so I was surprised when I visited the one in Osaka on Monday.

This place was really spacious!

Prices are relatively the same as the Manoa menu.

I tried the Mac and Cheese Pancakes with Bacon...1000 yen + 200 yen (bacon)

Added a cup of their coffee of the day...450 yen

Kinda pricey, but it was nice to have crispy bacon.

I'll be back whenever I am in the area to try their sandwiches and/or their breakfast menu.

Morning Glass Coffee + Cafe
3-2-14 Azuchimachi
Chuo, Osaka
Phone: 06.6484.7002
Hours: Monday-Saturday 7:30-20:00, Sunday 8:00-15:00

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

lilo coffee

Untitled We tried Lilo Coffee recently.

Their system to ordering was a bit confusing, but in the end we ordered cups of Brazil and East Timor...350 yen (tax included) each.

Untitled I love how they give profiles of each coffee they serve.

Satoshi thought his cup of coffee (Brazil) was a bit lukewarm, while I enjoyed my cup (East Timor).

I'll be back.

Lilo Coffee
1-10-28 Nishi-Shinsaibashi
Chuo, Osaka
Phone: 06.6227.8666
Hours: Wednesday 13:00-23:00
Other days: 11:00-23:00

Monday, December 05, 2016

grill bon

grill bon❤︎ #grillbon #osaka #japan #latergram #グリル梵 #大阪 I've had Grill Bon bookmarked for a long time. It's the beef katsu sandwich that made me bookmark them.

Finally, we got to try them on Saturday.

We arrived 10 minutes before opening and there were already 6 people ahead of us.

The shop is teeny.

3 counter seats, and 3 tables for 4.

Their lunch service is only 2 hours, so you should try to get there as early as possible.

Satoshi tried their beef katsu curry.

Tender beef is fried then cooked in their curry sauce...1800 yen (plus tax).

If you want rice, it is a separate order and they only have one size...200 yen (plus tax).

I ordered the beef katsu sandwich...1800 yen (plus tax).

Everything is cooked to order, so be prepared to wait.

Also, if you don't have 4 people in your party, be prepared to share your table with others.

The sandwich was a little larger than the one I had at Harijyu Grill.

Though Grill Bon's could use less karashi (Japanese mustard)*cough*

We want to try other items on their menu and hope to come back to this area soon.

Grill Bon
1-17-17 Ebisu Higashi
Naniwa, Osaka
Phone: 06.6632.3765
Lunch: 12:00-14:00, Dinner 17:00-20:00
Closed: every 6th, 16th, 26th

Friday, December 02, 2016

okara chicken fingers

okara chicken fingers, leftover kinpira & hawaii-ish potato salad❤︎  #okara #chickenfingers #kinpira #potatosalad #osaka #japan #おから #きんぴら #ポテサラ #チキンストリップ #大阪 Was craving mochiko chicken, but wanted to use the dry okara that I have, so I marinated some chicken breast in the wet ingredients for mochiko chicken, then just before frying, I coated each piece with some dry okara.

I didn't deep fry, just pan fried, so am wondering if this may be the reason the outside didn't turn out crisp.

Still, it was a nice way to cut some carbs and soothe my mochiko chicken craving.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

a terre

1st time trying @patisserie_aterre stollen...delicious❤︎  #stollen #patisserieaterre #ikeda #osaka #japan #シュトーレン #池田 #大阪 #アテール We recently tried Patisserie A Terre's stollen.

It has marzipan in it and I enjoyed all the different dried fruits in it too.

They'll be moving soon, so I look forward to seeing their new shop.