Sunday, February 21, 2010

samovar

There is a food court of sorts inside the Yodobashi Camera building in Umeda and is called Sweets Museum.

At first when this area opened, there were all sorts of sweet shops but as businesses folded, they have started bringing in many savory shops.

Recently, when I passed by, I noticed this shop with a vertical rotisserie and it smelled wonderful!

I made a mental note and finally got a chance to try it.

This shop specializes in Turkish doner kebabs, which I found out is the vertical rotisserie.

Satoshi chose the beef with curry and I chose the chicken with cheese.

Each kebab was topped with shredded cabbage and some red onion.

My kebab wrap was also topped with a yogurt sauce.

I loved how the edges were cripy and the bulk of the wrap was chewy.

The chicken was a little dry, but the taste overall was delicious. Satoshi enjoyed his kebab also.

Total with soft drinks, 1500 yen (about US$15).

I also wanted to show you some funny sights and signs...

I love how you can always find someone sleeping in remote areas of buildings. This guy was snoozing away near the restrooms.

And in the bathroom, most signs say "no smoking" but this one is gently asking you to "please give up smoking"...

Happy Sunday!

Samovar
Yodobashi Camera Building Umeda, Sweets Museum, 7F
Kita-ku, Osaka
Open from 11:00-22:00

UPDATE: as of 12/3/2010, this shop has closed

10 comments:

Dave -nibbleanibble said...

"Please give up smoking" is pretty strong, from a regular restroom sign that is. Mistranslation?

And people always seem to like to sleep in public in Japan for some reason.

Rick said...

I wish they would post up more "please give up smoking" signs everywhere. :)

Rona Y said...

Oh no! I was just at Yodobashi Camera yesterday, and had I known Samovar was there, I'd have made the trek up!

Oh well. Will have to make the trip out there again. I usually just go to the Comme Ca Cafe on the 7th floor when I'm hungry--all those fruity tarts make me feel very happy!

K and S said...

mistranslation possibility Dave, though you often see "different" signs all around :)

me too Rick, me too :)

hope you like it Rona. Hey, that taco shop in Juso is open for lunch, we may check it out one weekday.

Take care everyone!
Kat

KirkK said...

Yummm Doner Kabobs! I love that photo of the guy sleeping.... why is it that you can always find folks sleeping?

K and S said...

Thanks Kirk :) I guess I am in the right place at the right time for these sleepers :0

Take care.
Kat

Debinhawaii said...

Mmm...the kebabs look yummy! ;-)

Rowena... said...

Doner kebabs! There's a place in Milan that was named best turkish kebabs, so we will have to check it out on our next outing. Just wondering...did they sell turkish beer Efes as well?

K and S said...

Rowena, nope just soft drinks :( hope the kebabs you try are good :)

Take care.
Kat

K and S said...

Thanks Debinhawaii, I hope to go back and try different ones.

Take care.
Kat