Osaka: Japan’s 2nd City, but 1st in the Hearts of Many Foodies

Osaka: Japan’s 2nd City, but 1st in the Hearts of Many Foodies

Japan’s second-largest city by population, Osaka is #1 in the hearts of countless visitors and natives.

Some say it’s less conventionally beautiful than other major cities, but Osaka is bursting with character, not to mention more amazing food than you can shake a chopstick at, hence its long association with the word kuidaore meaning “to ruin oneself by extravagance in food“.

Once you whet your appetite, you’ll have a hard time not going back to Osaka for 2ds, 3rds or 4ths.

So, if you go to Okasa be sure to eat at these 2 places.

Osaka is commonly referred to as “the nation’s kitchen,” and restaurants like Hanamaruken Namba Houzenji are the reason why.

Ramen is a quick, easy staple in Japan, and though the city has countlessgreat noodle spots, Hanamaruken stands above the rest.

That is due not only to the slow-cooked pork-rib ramen, cited by many as the best they have ever had, but also the gyoza and fried rice.

Sushi is also a must, of course, and you can do no better than Harukoma.As tasty as it is affordable, the small restaurant puts a premium on ultra-fresh ingredients that have customers literally lining up to get in.

Enjoy you travels

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