Kuromon Ichiba Market, one of the must visit place when you are in Osaka. You can basically sample all kinds of food there. From the daily catch to fruit to preserved food. You name it, you got it.
We visited the place 3 times throughout the trip. First time is an adventurous and fun mistake because we went there too early and end up its Sunday and most of the stalls only open after 10am. The story started with…
Debbie and I were playing cards and having our drinks at apartment until God knows what time.. yea.. 6am and we were like OMG its morning already! Lets take a pic of us at this empty road. hahaha!
Pyjamas + winter coat + middle of the road!
So this crazy woman suggested instead of going to bed, we shall go to the market and grab our breakfast… and here we are..
Hello. Good morning Osaka. This is probably the only day we step out of our apartment in the morning!
Kuromon Market we decided. The street on the way to the market is all very quiet.
I guess Osaka is very quiet in the morning. There’s literally no shop open except for some 24 hours cafe. Its like a dead town. We can hardly see any cars too!
So Kuromon Market is around 5 mins walk from Namba Station..
Hello Kuromon Market… You are so empty! We loitered for around 2 hours and the market is still empty….
And why is Japan consider the city of vending machines… they have cigarettes vending machine but you need to be a citizen or apply some sort of 18 age and above approval thing to buy. Well, its still interesting. So long story cut short, at the end.. we went back to our apartment and sleep because nothing opens.
The next day, we hunt for Kuromon Market again. This time, another foodie joined us. Kelvin!
It was around 12pm and yay! The market is alive!!
At the entrance of Kuromon Market, there’s a pet shop that everyone will fall in love with!
Puppies!!! Shiba inus! Omg so cuteee!
Ok back to the topic : We’ve tried a lot of food. Total spending is about 15000 yen per person. HAHAHAHA!!!! Ok, here’s my 23 must eat food list in Kuromon Market:
Kuromon Market has the best sashimi!! Raw seafood, that should be your number 1 food list to start with
2. Sea Urchin
There’s a lot of stall selling sea urchin. I love the one i went to. They open the sea urchin in front of you. And the round one at the bottom, its the horse-dung urchin. You should try that. Sweeter and creamier as compared to the normal ones.
Fresh from the shell. Whats better?
Look at the size of the oyster. This is from the same stall as the sea urchin. Yum! Those who are afraid to eat raw oyster, this is absolutely ok for you. No fishy smell!
4. Fatty Tuna
There’s this particular stall which sells only tuna. And today’s catch is the Blue Fin Tuna
They basically make full use of the whole tuna. From eye balls to the meat to the jaws
Its not cheap at all but its totally worth it. It melts in your mouth. and how do you know weather its fatty? Your hand is like super extremely oily after you hold the fish. Thats y!
5. Kama Toro (Tuna Jaw)
This is from the same tuna stall. Kama toro means fatty tuna jaws. Yes. The jaw is full of collagen!
6. Grilled Seafood (Grilled Scallop, Grilled Prawns, Grilled Crab, Grilled Abalone)
Try at least one each and proudly say you’ve been to Kuromon Market!
7. Octopus with quail eggs
Its not the odinary octopus you had.
There’s a quail egg stuffed in the octopus head!
8. Fugu Fish (Blowfish)
Fugu fish is considered a very poisonous fish. I don’t know about you but i prefer to eat it at some restaurant with well trained chef. However, to me, its quite tasteless. 😀
9. Anglerfish liver
Anglerfish is a deep sea fish. The liver is like foie gras. You know what it means right
10. Kobe beef
Done with the seafood. Kuromon Market sell a lot of beef too. Wanna try the A5 kobe beef? No problem!
3000 yen for a stick of A5 kobe beef. Yea its around RM110 for a stick of meat. but you know what? Its kobe! and its A5!
11. Wagyu beef
If you don’t want to spend that much for beef. Opt for wagyu beef. They have premium wagyu beef which taste absolutely scrumptious as well.
We had it at our last day with tracy!
All sorts of croquette from potatoes to meat!
13. Horumon (Beef offal stew)
Its actually ox lung. I don’t really like lungs but this is yummy!
Topped with their special spices. Forget about the stinky lung smell. They don’t have it!
You can basically find oden at any combini (convenient stall) but this one at Kuromon Market is sweeter.
My favourite. The radish! It soaked up all the soup! Just soooooo yums!
15. Soy products
There’s a stall selling soy products like tofu, tofu skin, soy doughnuts and a lot more.
Oh and.. freshly made soy milk!
16. Perserved pickles
Japanese love their pickles. try some!
17. Sweet potatoes
After all the heavy food. You would like something sweet. Sweet potatoes is one of the favourite snacks in Japan
18. Sakura rice ball with persimmon leaf
Surprisingly it taste very good. a bit sweet and salty. Quite addictive!
19. Ichigo Daifuku (Green tea strawberry mochi)
I don fancy mochi but yea the strawberry is sweet!
HEHEHE. I know right
21. White strawberries
This is the must try! Only in Japan!! Its very sweet <3
22. Baby tomatoes
This is probably the sweetest tomatoes i’ve ever tried. They have tester tho.
23. Beer and sake from the vending machine
Yea the world of vending machine. You can even get beer and sake from vending machine!!
Nice mou debbie ho?
I hope you enjoy all the food at Kuromon Market!! A cute shiba inu to end this yummy post!
Oh yea.. the most expensive water in Japan! Guess how much? 😀