Tuesday, I had my 3-month check-up and cleaning for my teeth. (no cavities!)
The weather was really nice but the winds were strong and icy.
After getting my teeth cleaned, it was lunchtime, so I walked across the bridge and had lunch at Label Cafe.
This cafe looks out onto the Dojima river...First floor for non-smoking, basement for smoking...
I ordered their daily lunch plate...900 yen.
This came with an assortment of foods and the main dish was maguro tatsuta-age, it is tuna that is fried but the coating is potato starch instead of flour.
The miso soup was made with Torii Miso, a local maker that have apparently been in business since the Edo period (between 1603-1867).
All veggies were local too.
Click on the photo to see what I had.
It was nice to have little tastes of different foods.
After a really filling lunch, I walked to Osaka castle to check out their ume (apricot) grove.
This shot would be perfect with blooming cherry blossoms...(those are cherry trees overhead).
Many people were out and about.
And a lot of the trees were in full bloom.
One grandpa with a huge lens camera was dissing my taking photos with my phone...to each his own!
I caught these two grandpas enjoying their harmonicas...
All in all it was a great day, I'll definitely be back to Label Cafe for lunch.