This is my favorite restaurant in Osaka. 100% crab!! There are many of these restaurants scattered about the place with the most famous being located in the heart of Osaka on the Doutonbori in Namba. The giant mechanical crab is a well known landmark and a very popular photo opportunity for tourists. The one I went this time is located just 5 mins walk from Nankai Koya Line Sakaihigashi Station, and luckily it’s only 10 mins walk from my Smith’s School of English Sakai Higashi. I like to use this restaurant as a reward for myself and my family for working hard at teaching English in Japan, or for celebrations such as an anniversary.
This was my second attempt at photographing every course presented to me, and it is the second time I’ve failed. This time I forgot to capture the tempura dish. I put my forgetfulness down to the blissful state of mind I experience every time I eat here.
The area where I grew up in Australia is famous for Mud Crabs. Despite their name, anyone who has eaten Mud Crabs would agree with me that the taste is fantastic. The crabs served in Kani Douraku(かに道楽 堺) are equally as delicious and the presentation is like nothing you will find in Australia or anywhere else for that matter. I If you get the chance to eat at one of these fantastic restaurants you won’t be disappointed.
1. Cold Hamo (white fish) with Ume (plum) dressing. Crab and okura (Jap. vegetable) starter.
…the BBQ crab. 4. Savory, warm egg pudding with crab, and a warm Chinese like crab and potato/rice ball.
6.Crab sushi of course!! accompanied with a delicious clear, clean crab soup. 7. Finally, green tea ice cream.
My wife’s mains- More raw crab with crab brains (there’s no possible way to make that sound appealing) and crab nabe (hotpot? soup? Similar to both.)
Smith’s School of English Sakai Higashi and Nakamozu (月謝制のスミス英会話 堺東校)(月謝制のスミス英会話 なかもず校)
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