Once when someone asked me, "what is Osaka famous for?" I didn't have an answer. Then I found this book and realized that Osaka has quite a bit of delicious things. One of them is this bakery.
After flipping through this book, seeing it on television and also in some magazines, I had been wanting to check out this bakery.
Then on Monday, I went to my friend, Kathy's school to bring some books to donate to their International Center. When I checked on the map to see what station I needed to get off at, I realized that I would be close by to this bakery. I googled and the bakery was 20 minutes walking distance from Kathy's school.
Since Kathy had a class after our meeting, I went alone on my adventure. But with the humidity so high and not being able to find the place to cross the railroad tracks, I decided to catch the bus.
From the JR Kishibe station, it was 3 stops. When you enter the bakery, the aroma of delicious bread fills the air.
The baker/owner worked in many bread shops in Osaka and also studied under Eric Kayser (Maison Kayser) in Paris before venturing out on his own.
Most of his breads are what the Japanese call "hard type". And there aren't the Japanese style breads like curry pan or melon pan. If you want good bread, this is definitely the place to go. There aren't trays with tongs to take what you want. You look through the showcase and tell the person behind the counter what you want. You need to communicate to get what you want--sadly, using your mouth is something that is slowing becoming obsolete here.
I bought a baguette, a fig bread (made from baguette dough with bits of fig) & a bologna sandwich (ciabatta with slice of bologna, sun dried tomato & lettuce). (I love having part of the baguette stick out of my bag!)
I had the bologna sandwich for lunch, it was delicious. The ciabatta was chewy and yet fluffy.
The baguette and fig bread were delicious toasted. The outside was very crisp while the inside very chewy. I dipped both into my cafe au lait in the morning.
I would definitely like to go back to try other types of breads.
Open from 8:00-19:00
Closed on Wednesday & Thursday