Wednesday, July 09, 2008

le sucre-coeur

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.

Le Sucre-Coeur (UPDATE: they will be moving to Osaka in March 2016)
5-20-3 Kishibekita
Suita, Osaka
Phone:06.6384.7901
Open from 8:00-19:00
Closed on Wednesday & Thursday

17 comments:

Tartelette said...

Love little bakeries like these! What agreat spread and a cute cute name!

ParisBreakfasts said...

What a nice little adventure!
I remember the humidity in Tokyo one August summer - Ouch
But well worth venturing into the heat for these..
Arigato

K & S said...

Thanks for stopping by, Tartelette!

Ugh, summer in Japan, PB :( glad you had a nice time though!

Take care you two.
Kat

The Pritchetts said...

I love your blog. I'm a half Japanese American stuck in the tar pits of the deep South. I miss Japan and everything Japanese with every cell in my entire body. America is great and all but it's not home. I actually grew up in Hiroshima. Your blog has helped lessen and also somehow made the pain more potent! Go figure! None the less, I love the posts. Keep it up.

K & S said...

Thank you The Prichetts, sorry to hear that I'm making you homesick too :( Hope you get a chance to visit Japan soon!

Take care.
Kat

Chad Edward said...

Bologna? I haven't had bologna since I was 12. In fact, I have never seen it on a menu. Is it common in Japan?

K & S said...

Not sure if you are talking about Oscar Mayer. I haven't had that in ages. They don't sell that brand on mainland Japan (though maybe on the US bases), Chad. The bologna that I had was a deli style, these meats are not very common.

Take care.
Kat

Rowena said...

Score! I'd be going there at least once a week for the bread alone. I'm looking forward to what other delights that the book contains. Encore, Kat?

K & S said...

You know I will try to post more about what's inside the book Rowena :)

Take care.
Kat

Lore said...

Lol, I also love having one end of a baguette coming out of my bag! That fig bread sounds good.

K & S said...

And I thought I was the only one, Lore :)

Take care.
Kat

Lori said...

Those look so good! I wish we had more of those kinds of bakeries around here.

K & S said...

I wish we had more of these types of bakeries around here too, Lori :)

Take care.
Kat

ilingc said...

I've always associated Osaka with Takoyaki :)

K & S said...

You are not alone, Ilingc :)

Take care.
Kat

elsye said...

Thanks for the info...I live in Minoo too :D...

That bread look yummy...

K & S said...

I hope you like the bakery, Elsye :)

Take care.
Kat