I visited Meoto zenzai (夫婦善哉) that is so popular Japanese sweets confectionery cafe. It’s also one of the popular sightseeing spot in Namba area.
Meoto zenzai is located in front of Hozen-ji temple.
Do you know zenzai ? It’s sweet and red bean soup.
What is Meoto Zenzai ?
About meoto zenzai. “Meoto” is married couple. “meoto zenzai” is deprived from one bowl of zenzai divided into two bowls.
From right to left, Meoto zenzai (夫婦善哉), Cold meoto zenzai (冷し善哉), kakigori zenzai (氷善哉), Uji-matcha kakigori zenzai (宇治抹茶氷善哉).
Kakigori is served in summer only.
By the way, do you know the difference between zenzai and oshiruko ?
It’s almost same. But zenzai have smashed red bean paste “tsubu an”, but oshiruko have strained red bean paste “koshi an”.
There’re only three tables in the shop. Maybe we have to share tables during busy hours. There’s no guests because I visited there just after the opening time on weekdays.
Meoto zenzai is long-established Japanese confectionery cafe. So, there’re many autographs, pieces of newspapers and magazines concerning Meoto zenzai.
After I ordered, green tea (free of charge) was served. And then Meoto Zenzai (夫婦善哉, 800 yen)was served. I chose warm one. Both was mine 🙂
I said. Meoto zenzai is one bowl of zenzai divided into two bowls. So, both have half empty. And both have one shiratama (rice cake). So, it’s not large.
Zenzai is very sweet, so salty konbu was helpful.
Meoto zenzai is open until 10 p.m., so it’s also good to visit for dessert after dinner 🙂
About the shop
Name in English / Meoto Zenzai
Name in Japanese / 夫婦善哉
Address / 1-2-10 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Phone / 06-6211-6455
Open / 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Close / no scheduled