Trying different kinds of cuisine is certainly one of the most popular activities in people’s travel and I am of no exception. Interestingly in this blog I haven’t posted any pictures about food (I don’t even have a food category!) and so let’s get something delicious to start.
Kobe is perhaps most famous for its beef. According to many documentaries, the cattle there is raised with the best care and food so as to produce the best quality of beef. Kobe Beef is classified to different grades according to the texture, the ratio of fat to meat, the colour, etc. Of course high grade Kobe beef can be very expensive and there is a saying that the best of the best is not exported and you can only find it in Japan.
Kobe is a 30-45 minutes train ride (depends on which train you use) away from Osaka and we had a day trip to there – primarily for the beef. We had it in a restaurant called Moriya which was 3rd out of 1600+ restaurants in TripAdvisor. The most popular way to taste Kobe beef is Teppanyaki (the beef being grilled on an iron plate) and we ordered the highest grade offered in the restaurant. It was expensive but really worth the money. I am not a good food review writer so I don’t know how to properly describe the experience. What I can say is unless you are a vegetarian, otherwise if you visit Osaka or Kyoto, make a short trip there and don’t get put off by the price!