This was the first time to eat Akashiyaki
After we enjoyed prime udon, we went to the shop that is named Bubutei.
It is also under the ground of Umeda station building.
Umeda underground mall have so many kinds of shops, restaurants and another services, so we can get anything that we want and answer the purpose.
So, some places outside looks like ghost town 😛
Bubutei have only three foods on the menu. Takoyaki, Akashiyaki, Takoyaki au gratin.
Eh ? Takoyaki au gratin !!!!??? And they prepare boxes for taking away as souvenir !! It attracted us ! But our stomaches didn’t have enough space to eat such a heavy food.
So, we entered the shop and ordered our drinks and akashiyaki. We shared one portion 😛
Coke and oolong tea (コーラとウーロン茶) 300 yen each.
Why did I hold my straw is because the straw was so thin and light that it floated and got out of the glass unless I hold the straw.
So, I kept holding the straw 😛
That’s Akashiyaki (明石焼き, 520 yen)
It is local food of Akashi in Hyogo prefecture, but our friend who was from Kobe in Hyogo recommended it.
Its looking is similar to takoyaki, and actually, it have octopus in it, but dough is made of eggs and some people call it tamagoyaki.
And, we put it into the clear soup and then eat, not with Worcestershire sauce and mayonnaise.
Soup in the black bowl at the farther side is the soup. It was really light, but it was well-seasoned by konbu and dried bonito.
Ah, it reminds me of dashimaki tamago (tamagoyaki made with soup stock).
The flavor of mitsuba(Cryptotaenia canadensis) was excellent, too.
Though takoyaki’s dough is made of floor, akashiyaki is soft tamagoyaki. So, we could easily eat it up 🙂
I think we could eat up one portion each… But he wanted to go another shop if we had had enough space to eat in our stomach 😛
He might have no chance to visit Osaka again for the time being because he doesn’t like trip.
Osaka is not so far from Kanto region and travel cost isn’t expensive thanks to LCC and websites about hotels reservation. If he wish and act, he could go there anytime… 😉
About Bubu-tei Hankyu-Sanbangai building branch (ぶぶ亭 阪急三番街店)
Address / Hankyu Sanbangai building B2F, 1-1-3 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Station / Umeda station (JR, Hankyu), Osaka station (JR)
Open / 10:00 – 22:00
Closed / No scheduled
Website / http://www.kawatomix.co.jp/bubu/(in Japanese only)