Sunday, May 08, 2011

foodie sunday in east osaka

higashiosaka (8) Last Sunday, Satoshi and I went to see a friend's jewelry exhibit in East Osaka.

The city of Higashi Osaka or East Osaka, is famous for their rugby team. I think every year a rugby tournament is held in this area too.

higashiosaka (3) Before heading to the exhibit, we stopped off at Fuse to pick up some brioche from Kintaro bakery.

This brioche from featured in a book of famous Osaka items.

We bought two and I put them in the freezer. We had them for breakfast the other day, they are buttery and very delicious. I can see why they were featured in this book.

higashiosaka (13) After the exhibit, Satoshi wanted to visit a museum dedicated to a Japanese writer.

I didn't feel like tagging along, so I walked around near the station and picked up a few foodie items while I was waiting for him.

Cookies from Ties Sweets--hazelnut, orange peel and earl grey...my favorite was the orange peel.

higashiosaka (9) I also found a bakery that had been in business since 1949, Narutoya.

One of their popular items was this brioche rock. A little different from the brioche we had from Kintaro. This one was a bit more eggy. I didn't care too much for the sprinkled sugar on top though.

Even though the weather was drizzly and kind of humid, we had a nice time seeing the exhibit. Many intricate jewelry pieces. I'm also glad we got to try the brioche from Kintaro. Golden Week is over and Satoshi is back to work, hope you have a nice week!

Ties Sweets
2-4-10 Shimo-kosaka
Higashi Osaka, Osaka
Phone: 06.6723.2562

Kintaro
1-13-6 Ajiro
Higashi Osaka, Osaka
Phone: 06.6721.3023
Closed Thursdays

Narutoya
3-2-24 Kosaka
Higashi Osaka, Osaka
Phone: 06.6782.0732

Other items from the book that we've tried:
baguette from Le Sucre Coeur
sweets, sushi & incense from Sakai
creme au chocolat from Nakatani
Gochika from Tourindo

6 comments:

Deb in Hawaii said...

Looks like you had a fun foodie day--the first brioche looks yummy.
;-)

K and S said...

It was definitely nice, Deb in Hawaii.

Take care.
Kat

K said...

Sounds like a nice day! I'm wondering why they'd call a bakery item a "rock" though- doesn't sound v. appealing, haha!

K and S said...

I know K! I was kinda leery to buy it didn't want it to be "hard as rock" :)

Take care.
Kat

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Oh this looks delicious! You always know where to find good food... We're hoping to visit Japan in November... I have to meet you! ;-)

K and S said...

Cool! keep me posted on your plans Nami :) It would be fun to meet up.

Take care.
Kat