Monday, 14 September 2015

[Osaka] - Shinsaibashi Suji (心斎橋筋)

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Leaving Kobe after 1 hour shopping at Kobe-Sanda Premium Outlets... | [Osaka] - Shinsaibashi Suji (心斎橋筋) 
 then arrived at Shinsaibashi Suji in Osaka to continue shopping...

Shinsaibashi (心斎橋筋) was already an established 
shopping area in the Edo Period with rich 400 years history. | [Osaka] - Shinsaibashi Suji (心斎橋筋)
This shopping haven stretching 600 meters long from Mido-suji Street to Dotonbori...
 | [Osaka] - Shinsaibashi Suji (心斎橋筋)

Let's start our food hunting at this famous Shinsaibashi Shotengai. | [Osaka] - Shinsaibashi Suji (心斎橋筋)
Shotengai is a term used to describe shopping street in Japan. | [Osaka] - Shinsaibashi Suji (心斎橋筋) | [Osaka] - Shinsaibashi Suji (心斎橋筋)
 We have mission to accomplish...
Our guide recommended us to buy nail clippers, because he said Japan has the best nail clippers that always sharp and can be use for 7 generations~!!! As that's the only item he recommended, die die we must find it, right?! LOL~!

Before we forgot, quickly went to Matsumoto Kiyoshi Drugstore.
It's like Watson, you can find a lot of beauty products here.

Bought blue color nail clipper (9 cm) and white one (7 cm).
It's really steady and sharp... But where's my white clipper yah?!
Remember to buy nail clipper when you're in Japan, ok?

We walked to Daimaru as hubby was urgently looking for restroom. It's a huge departmental store, but we only walk to the food section.

Each of the stall has the banner with ranking
(maybe the most favorite stall or most sell food). | [Osaka] - Shinsaibashi Suji (心斎橋筋)
Japanese Curry is the best seller?!

This stall is like Singapore hawker economy rice stall... Looks yummy!

This endless shopping Shinsaibashi stree somehow quite resemble to Jeonju Film Street in Korea. They are both roofed making it weather-proof for shoppers to stroll for shopping. | [Osaka] - Shinsaibashi Suji (心斎橋筋)
 Didn't step in Daiso... afraid that I'll be 'trapped' inside :P

All kinds of shops lining along this street such as fashion boutiques,

 Hair Salon,...

Shoe Stores, Traditional kimono tailor,...

Optical, and others retailers too.

Did I mention about endless restaurants, fast foods, bakeries, and stalls... | [Osaka] - Shinsaibashi Suji (心斎橋筋)
selling so many types and and variety of foods...

including local dishes and snacks?

Other than those fine Japanese cuisines, there are countless mouth-watering snacks to entice every fastidious tongue at this shopping street. And when we're considering to buy Authentic Japanese food for two kiddos at home... | [Osaka] - Shinsaibashi Suji (心斎橋筋) 
we saw quite a long queue outside Pablo shop...
Oh~it's our darling Cheerry loves the most... Japanese Cheesecake! | [Osaka] - Shinsaibashi Suji (心斎橋筋) 
 Fruit tart - 1,220 Yen | Rare Cheesecake 741 Yen | Medium Cheesecake 741 Yen.
 We bought Medium Cheesecake because worrying that  it'll be very messy 
if the cheese melted out when carrying back to Singapore. | [Osaka] - Shinsaibashi Suji (心斎橋筋)
 Hiks... since cheesecake is not for my consumption... 
let's grab Hop chou a la creme to satisfy my sweet tooth :P | [Osaka] - Shinsaibashi Suji (心斎橋筋)
6 puffs with mixed flavors - 920 Yen

You know... I love to eat custard cream puff. When I was young, I love to eat 'Kue Sus' from Roti Ganda Siantar. My parents normally will stop to buy 100 puffs or so on our way to Lake Toba or back to Medan. You know it's actually not enough... because I can eat 10 - 20 at one go! :P

The cream inside was so cold... like ice cream,
while the thin skin puff was still hot and crispy.

It shocked me when I bite it! Yummy, but it's better to eat it on the spot. We bought pack of 6, when we reached hotel the 4 puffs became soggy as the cream was melted.

The iconic and vibrant shopping experience not ended there... | [Osaka] - Shinsaibashi Suji (心斎橋筋)
This is the opposite side of Shinsaibashi-suji is Step shoe store. | [Osaka] - Shinsaibashi Suji (心斎橋筋)
We strolled to the other side, but came back to the other wing for our dinner. | [Osaka] - Shinsaibashi Suji (心斎橋筋)
 Osaka is famed as being the Nation's Kitchen.  

In particular, Dotonbori is the gourmet centre where you can all sorts of the most sought-after street food such as Ramen, Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki,... | [Osaka] - Shinsaibashi Suji (心斎橋筋)    
 Ramen is indisputably most popular treats in Japan.
You can see almost every restaurants and eateries serving Ramen. | [Osaka] - Shinsaibashi Suji (心斎橋筋) 
The springy noodles and special thick broth make the perfect 
combination to your taste-buds. | [Osaka] - Shinsaibashi Suji (心斎橋筋)
 Gyoza (Japanese Pan-Fried Dumplings).

 You should never consider yourself ever visited Japan
if you miss out the indigenous Ramen. | [Osaka] - Shinsaibashi Suji (心斎橋筋) | [Osaka] - Shinsaibashi Suji (心斎橋筋)
 Ippudo (一风堂) Japanese ramen restaurant.

Waiting for our coach in front of Zara store...

and being entertained by the street performance.

Shinsaibashi Suji (心斎橋筋)

Add: 2-2-22 Shinsaibashi-suji Chuo-ku, Osaka, 542-0085 
By subway 
From Umeda: Take subway, Midosuji (red) line; it takes 6 minutes to Shinsaibashi station.
From Yodoyabashi: Take subway, Midosuji (red) line; it takes 3 munites to Shinsaibashi station.
From Namba: Take subway, Midosuji (red) line; it takes 2 munites to Shinsaibashi station.
Nearest station and exit:
Shinsaibashi Station (subway Midosuji and Tsurumi-ryokuchi lines) exit number 5, 6, and 10.