|Take exit 2 of Nipponbashi station|
One of the best way to get to know a city is by visiting a market because you'll be able to see the wide variety of cuisine for that area and interact with locals. Our last day in Osaka was dedicated to exploring the city while the sun is up. For the entire trip, we're only in Osaka on evenings and finally we'll be able to check out Kuromon Ichiba market. It is one of the popular tourist markets but we couldn't skip this one because it's a great place to do a food trip.
|The market is open from 8am to 5pm|
We arrived at around 8:30AM, the market just opened and we had breakfast in mind. The stores are still opening and we explored the market before deciding what to eat. There are supermarkets inside but majority are still mom and pops run stalls.
I've eaten a lot of strawberry in this trip but it was my first time to try the white strawberry. Seven pieces of this white strawberry costs Y300 or PHP150, a little expensive but I paid for the experience of trying a rare berry.
The market is a seafood heaven! The BIG crab legs are amazing, my parents and aunts bought one for Y3000 or PHP1500 and the four of them shared it.
|fresh and soft|
For mid meal dessert, we tried these pancake like bread with soft served Vanilla ice cream.
For our main breakfast meal, Chino and I stumbled upon a small curry stall and we automatically sat on the counter style restaurant. We ordered 1 Japanese beef curry rice meal, we're too full so we just shared it. It turned out to be a popular curry restaurant that boils their curry for 24hours and it was featured on a lot of Japanese TV shows. The curry sauce was amazing and we're again at the right place and right time.
After 2 hours, the market was busy with tourists and locals flocking it. The crabfish and other seafood displays served as good markers when we need to find our tour group. Kuromon Ichiba Market has been around for 170 years and it remains to be a good local neighborhood market. Aside from the enjoyable walking and eating tour, we'll always remember the warm welcome from the vendors and the overall pleasant vibe of Kuromon Ichiba Market.