Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Mondays here are when most businesses take the day off.

Satoshi's mom needed some documents, so I needed to go back to the city office. Our city office is in Makiochi (two train stations from where we live).

Since I would be in the neighborhood, I thought I could also stop by my favorite bread shop, but remembered that they are closed on Mondays.

Then I thought I could stop in for another cappuccino and maybe some lunch....but remembered that they are also closed on Mondays.

I then remembered that I received some coupons last week for a bread shop called Anri.

This bread shop originally opened in Sakurai (one train station from where we live). They recently opened a second shop in Makiochi (just down the street from the city office) and another one in Senri.

So, since my two choices for lunch were out, I stopped in to Anri to pick up something for lunch. But as soon as I walked into the shop, my eye fixed on this. A chocolate bread--158 yen (about US$1.58). When I saw it, I instantly thought of babka and as a bonus...it was 30 yen off!

We had this for breakfast this morning. It was soft and tasted like sweet bread with dark chocolate running through it. I really wanted to toast it, but figured everything would be all melty and messy, so we ate it as is. Delicious!

2-2-6 Sakurai
Minoo, Osaka
Phone: 072.725.6705

Anri-Makiochi store
5-1-5 Nishishoji
Minoo, Osaka
Phone: 072.725.6700

Anri-Kita-Senri store
3-8-10 Furuedai
Suita, Osaka
Phone: 06.6834.3584


Deb in Hawaii said...

I love chocolate bread--this one looks yummy!

K and S said...

Thanks Deb, next time you eat chocolate bread, let me drool over your photos :)

Take care.

Kathy YL Chan said...

Ahaha, Japanese babka! ^_^ I love it already!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kat

We have this in Singapoore at certain Japanese bakeries and this was one of my favourite snack items (amongst the many) when I was in school. Brings back fond memories :)

K and S said...

Thought you might like it Kathy :)

Glad it brought a smile, Chien :)

Take care you two.

bourgogne said...

sounds like a perfect breakfast to me. it sort of reminds me of a zebra cake. in any case, it looks yum.

K and S said...

Thanks Bourgogne! What does zebra cake have in it? That sounds fun to eat and say!

Take care.