Enjoy a Luxurious Beef Stew Set Made with Cocoa at Cacaotier Gokan Koraibashi Main Store in Osaka
In 2017, popular Osaka patisserie “Gokan” that has various locations in department stores opened a chocolate specialty store, “Cacaotier Gokan Koraibashi Main Store.”
Using cocoa beans from plantations around the world, the pastry chefs make the chocolate in-house, following a classical “bean to bar” approach.
I heard that they have a beef stew set made with cocoa for lunch, so I hurried up and went in for a visit!
The interior is just as luxurious and beautiful as the exterior.
I came fairly early, so it was empty, but by 12:00 it was completely packed.
The Menu was Surprisingly Reasonably Priced!
In addition to the chocolates and cakes sold in the first floor’s shop, you can enjoy chocolate drinks and ice cream up on the second floor. The prices are surprisingly reasonable, with things like bonbons starting at 216 yen apiece.
The lunch menu is just the one type of stew set!
Limited to 30 Per Day! Cacaotier Stew
Cacaotier Stew – 1,296 yen tax incl.
Special Beef Tendon Stew, 3 Types of Bread, Seasonal Pickle Salad, Bonbon Chocolate, and Drink Set
This stew set is sold from 10:00 until 3:00, but it typically sells out before noon.
It’s made with plenty of premium wagyu beef, always A3-grade or above.
They season the stew with cocoa powder and figs to further bring out the flavors.
The beef tendon is so tender it falls apart!
The sweetness of the onions and the refreshing sour flavor of the figs make for great accents.
3 Types of Bread.
These are walnut bread, soft baguette, and milk bread.
The bread was warm, and it had a crispy crust but fluffy interior.
Bread and stew make for an amazing combination!
Seasonal Pickle Salad.
The salad is accompanied by a sour gelatin, and it was very refreshing!
For the drink, you can choose from cocoa tea, coffee, black tea, and roasted green tea.
This was my first time trying cocoa tea. It had a chocolatey aroma.
The cocoa’s bittersweet flavor was refreshing.
Bonbon Chocolat – Strawberry Milk
This was a cookie and some accompanying chocolate.
You can choose one from their bonbon chocolat selection.
I wasn’t sure what to pick out of all the options, so I went with their most popular one, strawberry milk.
It was very cute and shaped like a heart.
It was filled with strawberry confiture and condensed milk!
It melted away in my mouth with a gentle strawberry aroma.
Everything here used quality ingredients and had delicious complex flavors.
There was also great customer service, and I enjoyed the luxury of my time here.
Cacaotier Gokan Koraibashi Main Store