We travelled from 京都 Kyoto to 大阪 Osaka and first thing we did after dropping our luggage with the hotel was to visit 黒門市場 Kuromon Market! This market has more than 190 years of history and tradition, and is often called “Osaka’ s Kitchen” because of the number and variety of food and products that it contains.
The market is a must-go whenever we are in 大阪 Osaka because we simply love the hustle and bustle of a very lively Japanese market. Or for that matter, any market in any vacation that we go!
The friendly shouting of the stall holders amidst the selling, the abundance of food for tasting, and the smell of the freshness of the produce made us instantly perked up, despite a very rainy day in 大阪 Osaka!
We had quite a fair bit of food and nibbles here. We started with some very fresh and awesome 海胆 Uni which just melted in our mouth. Next we wandered all the way to the end of the market for some cheap but delectable 海鮮丼 Kaisen Don from 茶谷 Chatani. After the delightful don, we strolled on to digest the calories, only to find a very friendly 山田さんち Yamada Sanchi chanting and singing for us to try her big pot of 爆弾ホルモン Beef Lung. We got a box from her and the lungs were chewy and full of flavour!
Our stomach were quite done by now but Ms V and wifey were flipping through the market brochure and found a カレーライス Curry Rice that is a must-eat in 黒門市場 Kuromon Market. We had not had any curry rice ever since we arrived in Tokyo, partly also because we were nursing sore throats. But since this was the last day in Japan, we thought “What the heck?” Haha… But in the end we ordered only one portion because Ms V and wifey were really up to their brim already. Haha…
As we were strolling along the market, we kept passing a stall that was selling all cuts of 鮪刺身 Tuna Sashimi and the final time we passed them, they were displaying freshly-cooked 照り焼きふ鮪カマ Teriyaki Tuna Cheeks at an incredibly low price! And suddenly Ms V and wifey’s stomach miraculously had space so we ordered a portion each and just sat in the small stall and savour the sweetness of the fish while escaping from the rain…