Yesterday, Satoshi and I got together with my friend Val in Namba. She got an awesome deal on hotel and airfare, so she decided to jump at the chance to shop in Osaka.
After doing more shopping and lunch, we had ice cream at Haagen Dazs, they were having a special, three scoops for 500 yen. (You should know that 2 scoops usually costs that much).
Then we said our goodbyes and then Satoshi and I decided to walk as far as we could back towards Umeda.
Of course as we were walking back, I thought about Sammy Pooh!
And since we were in the area, we checked them out.
They had an item that I'd had been wanting to try called "butter wa oishii" (this literally means butter is delicious).
Luckily we grabbed their last two.
The pastry is based on the french Kouign Amann. Flaky, filled with almond paste and lots of butter, this was worth trying.
Just to show you how much butter, take a look at the wrapper....
We enjoyed these at Utsubo Park, even though the skies were looking like it was about to rain. On the brighter side, some of the roses were already in bloom.
I'm glad we got to try these pastries. But I'm even more happy that we were able to spend some time with our friend from Hawaii.