Abeno Harukas (Kintetsu Department Store): Osaka 2017

Abeno Harukas may be the tallest building in Osaka but what you really need to do when you visit is go down to the basement. Like many of the large department store buildings in Japan, the basement is where you can find all types of foods… from prepared deli items, to desserts, and hot items.

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The Kintetsu Department Store is no exception and we found tons of food down in the basement levels. One thing that we were quite pleased at finding was a shop which just sold rice crackers. These rice crackers are amazing and are as good as the ones that we found last year in Tokyo. We wound up picking up some variety packs that had a bunch of different flavours, shapes, and textures.

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They also had a shop which sold Feuillage Chocolat by Morozoff (a Russian chocolatier that has been making high quality chocolates in Japan since the 1930’s). They have a few different items but we wound up picking up some leaf-thin cookies coated with chocolate and some crunchy nut/chocolate logs. They come in a variety of flavours… it was a bit difficult to choose so we made sure we had at least 1 of each.

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Like most of the department store basements, there’s not a heck of a lot of places to sit down and eat. We grabbed some shoyu skewers (chicken skin, chicken and leek, chicken thigh) but couldn’t find a place to rest our weary feet and enjoy our food.

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It’s a good place to pick up some grab-and-go food or treats to bring back home.

Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Abeno-ku, Abenosuji, 1 Chome-1-43
Kintetsu Department Store (basement floors) in Abeno Harukas

www.abenoharukas-300.jp

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Posted on January 23, 2018, in Bakery, BBQ, Chocolate, Deli, Desserts, Restaurant Review and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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