I went back to Hostel to get some refreshment after half day walking around Osaka Castle Area. After that, I walked around Shinsaibashi Suji Area, which is the best known shopping district at Osaka. Since I was on a budget trip and things are literally very expensive here, so I didn’t really walk into those stores. But they do have quite a numbers of interesting shop that you might want to stop by if you are there, such as Sanrio shop that sell Hello Kitty Merchandise and Disney shop.
Then I started my food hunting at Dotombori Area. You won’t miss Dotombori because there’s lots of big neon and mechanised signs including the catchy “runner” billboard. Dotombori is the food heaven: anything from Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki, Sushi, Ramen and Japanese food.
For me, I choose Ramen for my dinner cause I thought I need some carbohydrate to replenished my energy for the day. So I picked the infamous Kinryu Ramen (Golden Dragon) which I saw in the guide book. Basically they have only 2 dishes on the menu: the normal Ramen that cost 600 Yen (around RM 25) and Special Ramen cost 900 Yen (around RM 36). And you have to order and pay at the vending machine (all in Japanese), then take your number and wait for your food (self service). I choose the normal one. To be honest, is a total dissapointment. Maybe my expectation was too high. The normal Ramen only came with 2 pieces of Roasted Pork and plain noodles. And the soup is way too salty for me. The one I had in Malaysia -> Yamagoya Ramen @ Publika taste way better and worth the price (RM24 with Roasted Pork and Eggs). Maybe the origin of that is from Kyushu (Kyushu Ramen is the best isn’t it).
After my not-so-satisfying dinner, I continued my walk around Namba Area. Then I found myself back to America Mura. There were people playing skate board at the park. I was hoping to find a bar to sit down and chill but the bar at Japan is either underground or upstair where I can’t glance inside. So I decided just to get a can of beer and sit at the park watching the guys playing their skate board. OK..Now I felt lonely…………how I wish………la la la…….
When I reached hostel, I met two of my roomates: a guy from Puerto Rico (will call him Mr. Men in Black) and a Taiwanese lady called Ivy. Mr. Men in Black had this gadget which is a sun glasses that can turn to a video recorder. So there’s a button to record what he had seen……Amazing right? Imagine you want to peek on hot chick/hot guy, then you just click this button on your sun glasses to capture down and no one will notice you are actually taking video of them (ok.. it sound like a pervert….). He shared with us some videos that he took at some temple at Kyoto where is actually forbidden to shoot video/take photos.
Ivy is an awesome lady. We had long chat (in Mandarin) and I enjoyed the conversation so much. The feeling is like chating with a long lost friend (or maybe I didn’t talk the whole day). She’s been to lots of places alone and I was listening to her adventure with interest. Too bad I didn’t take down her contact 😦
Then I fall asleep where another 3 of my male roomates from Korea came back! DAMN!
Next Post: Heading to Kyoto ❤
P/S: Confession of a shopaholic – I do get myself a skirt from H&M at Shinsaibashi!