Jan 26, 2011

Chinese New Years Festival 2011 春節祭

The China town in Kobe is going to have Chinese New Years Festival for 4 days, from the 3rd of to the 6th of February. It will be the 25th this year, and it was designated as an intangible cultural heritage by Kobe city.

They will have a lot of events for these days, dragons and lion dance.. the parades of people in Chinese costumes and marching bands are worth seeing, though I'm especially curious about 中国雑技団(Chinese acrobatics) personally.

It takes about only 40 minutes to get there from Osaka, why don't you check it out and cerebrate 2011 again with Chinese way???


Jan 24, 2011

Hi, how's it going?

As I have good reputation for burritos, I want to introduce a real Mexican restaurant in Osaka.

I've eaten so many burritos in the states in my life. of course, more than 100 burritos. I even ate 15 burritos for 7 days when I visited California last year. I pretty much know a lot of great Mexican restaurants in San Diego.

However, I have never eaten a real burrito in Japan. I don't know where I can have it.
I have been missing it!! I have desperately wanted to eat it.

I have been looking for good one in Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto and even in Tokyo, but I could not find one.

Burrito has to be huge but it's all small in Japan. I wish we could have at least Chipotle in Japan though.

However, I could finally find one. Well, let's say it's pretty much close to "Real California Burrito" really close. Sorry I'm really snob about Burrito.

It's called "El Zocalo"

place: Osaka kita horie 1-9-6 1FB
day off: Monday
chicken burrito 580 yen
beef burrito 630 yen
shrimp burrito 630 yen
basic burrito 480 yen

this is the website.

it's open at 11:30 until 22:00, so you can have a burrito for brunch, lunch and dinner.
maybe chicken burrito for brunch, beef burrito for lunch and shrimp burrito for dinner.
How does it sound??

Enjoy your meal.

Jan 22, 2011

Let's go to E-cube in KIKI University!

E-cube opens to the public from FEB 15 to MAR 31 in this winter!

E-cube is a kind of English-speaking cafe in KINKI university.
Usually only the students participate in it, however it opens to the public during the summer and spring vacations.
(10:00~16:00 Only weekdays, FREE)

5 to 8 people sit around each tables and talk in English.

The staff working there do some activities at 13:00 everyday.
They do cook, make a presentation related to Japan, play a music and so on..

People who join in a chat are so approachable, interested in English and overseas.
I recommend this facility even for non-Japanese because language they speak is English.
You would hear what Japanese people think nowadays.

When I talked with some ladies, they were anxious about their old age..
I noticed the reality of an increasing number of senior citizens.

Commons in the university help you to do rest.
Otherwise many restaurants are close to the University.
Not only English, you can enjoy having lunch or dinner there.

If you wanna talk in a small group, please visit e-cube in rainy days.
Access is getting off at Kintetsu Nagase station and walk for 10mins.

Don't miss this chance!