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Go to Osaka for delicious food! Top 3 must-eat foods at Kuromon Market

By: MerxWire

In Osaka, Japan, Kuromon Market is one of the must-see attractions for tourists. There are more than 100 shops in the 580-meter-long market. There are various authentic dishes in it, known as the delicious kitchen of Osaka people. Fugu, wagyu, and sashimi were rated as the top three must-eat foods by netizens.

Travelers go to Kuromon Market to eat wagyu and seafood. (Photo via Merxwire)

Osaka, Japan (Merxwire) – Osaka is the first choice for many people to travel to Japan. Among them, Kuromon Market, which has convenient transportation and gathers all kinds of delicacies, is one of the must-visit attractions for tourists. There are more than 100 shops in the 580-meter-long market, including various seafood, Snacks, vegetables, fruits, etc., which are known as the delicious kitchen of Osaka people. With the gradual recovery of the international tourism industry, Kuromon Market has attracted many tourists. The market’s fugu, wagyu, and sashimi have been rated as the top three must-eat foods by netizens.

“Fugu” has been known as a high-end food since ancient times. Its meat is delicious, has a refreshing sweetness, and is known as the king of fish. The cold puffer fish skin is chewy, the puffer fish sashimi is crunchy, and the fried puffer fish is crispy. Squeezing a few drops of lemon juice will make the taste even better! Those who like a hot soup can also choose a fugu hot pot. The fugu meat boiled in kombu soup is lovely and even more delicious when paired with green onions and radish puree.

“Wagyu” Japanese Wagyu is recognized as one of the best-quality fine-bred beef cattle in the world today. How can you miss it when you come to Japan? Many specialty stores in the market offer a variety of meat, such as Kuroge Wagyu, Kagoshima Black Pork, Kobe Beef, Saga Beef, and Yamagata Beef. You can buy fresh raw meat from various parts on the spot, and there is also a direct cooking service. Choose a piece of A5 top Wagyu beef with dense distribution of oily flowers! When cooking, the aroma is overflowing and melts in the mouth when you taste it.

Kuromon Market is known as the gourmet kitchen of the Osaka people. (Photo via Merxwire)

“Sashimi” Sashimi can be seen everywhere in the Kuromon Market. The seafood freezers of the shops have a variety of fish. Some shops offer freshly grilled lobster and king crab legs, attracting tourists! Come for a box of assorted sashimi paired with fresh sea urchin for a sweeter taste, then some tuna nigiri sushi, seafood rice bowl, or giant scallops! Many tourists also buy packaged dried seafood products to bring home the umami taste of Japan.

In Kuromon Market, in addition to seafood shops, vendors sell baked chestnuts, Japanese steamed buns, handmade cakes, and other snacks. If you are thirsty, there is also a well-known soy milk shop where you can buy drinks. If you want souvenirs or gifts, many specialty stores sell gift boxes in the market, which are very easy to browse.

Regarding transportation, Kuromon Market is about 10- to 15-minute from Namba and Shinsaibashi. Passengers who take the subway go to Exit 10 of Nihombashi Station and walk for 5 minutes. Regarding language, travelers who don’t speak Japanese don’t have to worry. Since many international tourists are in Kuromon Market, most stores can communicate in Chinese and English or have translated menus. It should be noted that the shops in Kuromon Market are open from about 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, so arrive on time if you want to eat delicious food!

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